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Thermal Energy OpenSciEd

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

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

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!

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

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

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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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 –[...]