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Thermal Energy OpenSciEd

On February 25-26, 6th grade teachers from three school districts on the Olympic Peninsula participated in learning about a new OER sixth grade unit called Thermal Energy. Teachers will be piloting the unit in their classrooms this coming spring. The number of...

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Community Mapping with Crosscutting Concepts

IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD On February 2nd, 22 teachers and educators spent the morning at Cascade View Elementary School in Tukwila learning and practicing how the use of crosscutting concepts and climate related standards can be supported...

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Zombie Guacamole Training

In ESD 114, 21 5th grade teachers gathered to learn about Washington Green School's 5th grade unit called Zombie Guacamole. In this NGSS-driven and phenomenon-based curriculum, students explore the factors of decomposition to understand how a bowl of guacamole was...

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STEM It Up with Avalanches!

Elementary science and math coordinators in ESD 101 have been delivering a series of PD offerings that focus on authentic STEM integration for elementary teachers and include a focus on the Climate science/Human impacts on Earth standards in the NGSS. Over a 15-hour...

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Engineering in Community

IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD On January 26th 24 teachers met at King County South Treatment Plant in Renton and practiced the engineering design process on local stormwater problems, and later applied it to practical small-scale solutions to...

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Elementary ESD 101

On 1/23, more than 2 dozen elementary teachers, tosa's and leaders from ESD 101 participated in a day of leadership, STEM, and collaboration. They focused on authentic STEM (plus ELA and Math!) integration via a unit on hurricanes and climate change. The afternoon was...

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Sep
30
Mon
2019
9:00 am Earth Systems and Changes 101 @ Educational Service District 123
Earth Systems and Changes 101 @ Educational Service District 123
Sep 30 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Earth Systems and Changes project brings together K-5 Elementary teachers from Southeast Washington to experience field observation learning at the Mid-Columbia Bones Research Center and to understand Earth systems, changes, climate science in the context  of[...]
Oct
1
Tue
2019
9:00 am Earth Systems and Changes 101 @ Educational Service District 123
Earth Systems and Changes 101 @ Educational Service District 123
Oct 1 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Earth Systems and Changes project brings together K-5 Elementary teachers from Southeast Washington to experience field observation learning at the Mid-Columbia Bones Research Center and to understand Earth systems, changes, climate science in the context  of[...]
Nov
5
Tue
2019
8:30 am Teaching Climate Science to Earl... @ NWESD
Teaching Climate Science to Earl... @ NWESD
Nov 5 @ 8:30 am – 3:30 pm
Children are naturally curious about their world and love hands on learning.  Come and hear from Pre K and K educators on how they have engaged young learners in NGSS aligned Climate Science Instruction.  Unit[...]
Jan
24
Fri
2020
9:00 am Earth Systems and Changes 101 @ Educational Service District 123
Earth Systems and Changes 101 @ Educational Service District 123
Jan 24 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Earth Systems and Changes project brings together K-5 Elementary teachers from Southeast Washington to experience field observation learning at the Mid-Columbia Bones Research Center and to understand Earth systems, changes, climate science in the context  of[...]
Apr
28
Tue
2020
9:00 am Earth Systems and Changes 101 @ Educational Service District 123
Earth Systems and Changes 101 @ Educational Service District 123
Apr 28 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
The Earth Systems and Changes project brings together K-5 Elementary teachers from Southeast Washington to experience field observation learning at the Mid-Columbia Bones Research Center and to understand Earth systems, changes, climate science in the context  of[...]