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Local Phenomena Mystery and Othello 6th Graders

Local Phenomena Mystery and Othello 6th Graders

On a chilly November afternoon, 6th Grade students walk in to in Mrs. Fought's science class with a new mystery to figure out! Mrs. Fought starts by telling a story of some mysterious bones that have been discovered in Kennewick, Washington, just a hour away from...

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Regional Science Coordinators are growing and supporting OpenSciEd use amongst middle school science teachers

Regional Science Coordinators are growing and supporting OpenSciEd use amongst middle school science teachers

Between 2018 and 2021, Washington State Regional Science Coordinators and a tea of dedicated middle school science teachers engaged in field testing OpenSciEd instructional units to help inform the development of a complete Grades 6-8 open educational resource (OER)....

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SEL Support through Science and Literacy Equity for all

How do you support students with Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and still teach content? You integrate! Lorianne Donovan, ESD 123 Regional Science Coordinator and Lindsey Fangman, ESD 123 Regional Literacy Coordinator spent the summer working to solve this problem....

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Washington State High School Teachers and OpenSciEd: on the cutting edge of NGSS instruction and materials

Washington State High School Teachers and OpenSciEd: on the cutting edge of NGSS instruction and materials

Following our state's three year participation in helping develop the nationally recognized Middle School OpenSciEd materials, Washington State high school science teachers are stepping up to aid development of OpenSciEd's open educational resource instructional...

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Using Public Health Data to Study Climate Change Impacts

Using Public Health Data to Study Climate Change Impacts

Exposing students to real data connected to their lives and their communities is a hallmark of the NGSS science and engineering practices. In the spring of 2021, DOH epidemiologists partnered with a professional development provider from Puget Sound ESD to produce...

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Science Storylines for Elementary Teachers

Science Storylines for Elementary Teachers

On March 6, 2021, and again on March 13, IslandWood staff and elementary teachers came together on Zoom to explore two science storylines related to local phenological phenomena (say that five times fast!). Teachers of K-2 students explored a storyline related to...

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Community Science

Community Science

On January 16, 2021, and again on May 15, 2021, IslandWood staff, teacher participants, and collaborative partners gathered on Zoom to discuss community-centered science storylines at the secondary level. With support from a high school science teacher/co-facilitator...

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Science in Your Neighborhood

Science in Your Neighborhood

On August 18, 2020, and again with a second cohort on September 19, 2020, IslandWood staff and K-8 teachers came together on Zoom to consider how to make science engaging and meaningful for students in a year when the school communities were turned upside-down. Over...

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4:00 pm Using STEAM, Project-based Learn...
Using STEAM, Project-based Learn...
May 22 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Preparing to implement a high school unit with climate science themes Secondary Science Teachers…You are invited to join our ISB team and STEM professionals! These 4 synchronous sessions will allow teacher participants to focus on[...]
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4:00 pm Save the Salmon
Save the Salmon
May 24 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Salmon life cycle, habitats, challenges salmon face and solutions are expressed through science, art, and dance. Upon registration, pdEnroller will email you an ACTION ITEM. This form must be completed and returned to Meg (megh@arts-impact.org)[...]
5:30 pm Learning Crosscutting Concept #7...
Learning Crosscutting Concept #7...
May 24 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm
A workshop from ISB’s ClimeTime series: Teachers Inspiring Science Students — CCCs in action to learn climate science Teachers…Have you completed the Systems are Everywhere! workshop? Are you ready to support your students to go[...]
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4:00 pm Incorporating Climate Literacy i... @ Gonzaga University John J. Hemmingson Center
Incorporating Climate Literacy i... @ Gonzaga University John J. Hemmingson Center
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Elementary school teachers, are you concerned about climate change, but aren’t sure how you might incorporate it into your classes? This workshop might be for you. Hosted by the Gonzaga University Center for Climate, Society,[...]
4:00 pm Save the Salmon
Save the Salmon
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Salmon life cycle, habitats, challenges salmon face and solutions are expressed through science, art, and dance. Funding provided by the Washington State Legislature through the ClimeTime proviso and is available to Washington State teachers only.[...]
4:00 pm Schoolyard Science Storyline for...
Schoolyard Science Storyline for...
May 25 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
This is Cohort A and includes five online sessions with the first one being 4/6/22. There will be another cohort, Cohort B, which will start on 4/27/22; register here. Incorporating your schoolyard and community into[...]