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Climate Champions Game in Production

Climate Champions Game in Production

Production has started for the Climate Champions, a game that was built in partnership by NEWESD and Filament Games for the State of Washington. Each ESD will receive enough games for every district in their region as well as professional development on game based...

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Climate Science STEM Seminars

Climate Science STEM Seminars

On April 18th, 2019, the team at Washington Green Schools hosted their latest in a series of Climate Science STEM Seminars. This session focused on the relationship between agriculture and the changing climate and was hosted at the Windy Hills Winery in Ridgefield,...

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Collaborating for Ambitious Science Teaching (CASTL)

Collaborating for Ambitious Science Teaching (CASTL)

CASTL teachers attended a three-day institute (June 30, 31 and Feb 7) exploring climate impacts on the Southern Resident Killer Whales to better understand the teaching innovations needed to support students with the Next Generation Science Standards. Teachers then...

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Climate Change and Human Health

Climate Change and Human Health

In late March, a dozen teachers from Puget Sound ESD gathered at the Tacoma Nature Center to learn about how human health is impacted by climate change locally. After grappling with some of the latest data on regional air quality and climate change, teachers engaged...

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Kids in the Forest Teacher Trainings

Kids in the Forest Teacher Trainings

Partners on this program, Cascadia Conservation District, The Wildfire Project, Columbia Breaks, and Chelan-Douglas Land Trust, held a series of teacher workshops in Chelan and Douglas counties to prepare teachers for student field days in May and June. Learn more...

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Climate Science Teacher Summit

Climate Science Teacher Summit

Nearly 60 K-12 educators from Skagit and Whatcom Counties are participating in a 4-day workshop to dive deeper into the NGSS through hands-on outdoor lessons facilitated by a collaboration between six community-based organizations.

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Climate Science in Southeast Washington

Climate Science in Southeast Washington

Teachers in Southeast Washington have dug for artifacts, consulted with virtual reality engineers and climate scientists, and brainstormed solutions to climate change issues, all as part of a state-wide climate science education initiative. ESD 123 has partnered with...

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Floods & Droughts

Floods & Droughts

In ESD 121, on March 22, 2019, fourteen teachers gathered at the WSU Stormwater Center to learn about how climate is impacting floods and droughts in the region. Teachers received a tour of the campus fish lab where scientists explore the impact of stormwater...

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Oct
16
Wed
2019
8:30 am Climate Science Series for Grade...
Climate Science Series for Grade...
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Join ESD 113 and Washington Green Schools to take a deep dive into the following Climate Science topics. This will be a blended learning experience with some meetings occurring at the ESD, other meetings occurring[...]
8:30 am K-5 STEM Leadership Network – Zo... @ ESD105, Ahtanum Room
K-5 STEM Leadership Network – Zo... @ ESD105, Ahtanum Room
Oct 16 @ 8:30 am – 2:30 pm
The K-5 STEM Leadership Network is a professional learning experience designed for Elementary educators. The content of each event is designed to immerse participants in activities that integrate relevant climate science topics with math and[...]
Oct
17
Thu
2019
all-day HSOER Courses Work Day
HSOER Courses Work Day
Oct 17 all-day
Over the course of four meeting days (10/17/19, 12/4/19, 03/24/20, 05/12/20) high school teachers will work collaboratively to develop and refine phenomena based units for integrated high school science courses. Work days will be hosted[...]
8:30 am Science Unit Training – 5th Grad... @ ESD105, Yakima Room
Science Unit Training – 5th Grad... @ ESD105, Yakima Room
Oct 17 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
The goal of this professional learning is to train Fifth Grade classroom teachers to implement the unit’s lessons with students. The unit is aligned with the following Washington State Science Learning Standards (WSSLS): 3-5-ETS1-1 –[...]
9:00 am Solutions Oriented Learning Stor... @ The REACH Museum
Solutions Oriented Learning Stor... @ The REACH Museum
Oct 17 @ 9:00 am – Oct 18 @ 3:30 pm
Pacific Education Institute (PEI) is recruiting 5th grade and High School teachers to implement our food waste storylines that address climate change. Each storyline incorporated the following elements: NGSS aligned 3-Dimensional instruction, Indigenous ways of[...]
Oct
22
Tue
2019
8:30 am Science Unit Training – 4th Grad... @ ESD105, Yakima Room
Science Unit Training – 4th Grad... @ ESD105, Yakima Room
Oct 22 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
The goal of this professional learning is to train Fourth Grade classroom teachers to implement the unit’s lessons with students. The unit is aligned with the following Washington State Science Learning Standards (WSSLS): 3-5-ETS1-1 –[...]