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Teaching students during a pandemic is challenge, teaching students who are returning to in person instruction after 2 years is an even bigger challenge. Adding a new science curriculum pilot to the mix has added another layer of complexity to teaching in the 2021-22...

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Rachel Stendahl Sows Seeds of Change

Rachel Stendahl Sows Seeds of Change

“Somebody should give Rachel Stendahl a medal.” That’s what a comment from a stranger on an article in The Daily Chronicle said about her achievements in education. Six years after starting her Adjudicated Youth Environmental Science Program for Lewis County and...

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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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4:00 pm Seasonal Change in the Schoolyar...
Seasonal Change in the Schoolyar...
Oct 5 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Use observable seasonal changes to anchor a Next Generation Science Standards-aligned curriculum that will get your students excited about doing science in their schoolyard. Presenters: Brad Street Description: Incorporating your schoolyard and community into your[...]
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9:00 am SOLS: Food Waste (Spanish)
SOLS: Food Waste (Spanish)
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Attention K-12 dual language (Spanish) classroom teachers! Description: Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners for a deep dive into Food Waste, focusing on the Puget Sound region. Participants will learn about the[...]
9:00 am Urban Forestry with ESD105
Urban Forestry with ESD105
Oct 8 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Join Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners for a deep dive into Urban Forestry, focusing on the Yakima Valley. Description:Participants will learn about the Urban Forestry Solutions Oriented Learning Storyline, designed around six[...]
4:00 pm Seasonal Change in the Schoolyar...
Seasonal Change in the Schoolyar...
Oct 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Use observable seasonal changes to anchor a Next Generation Science Standards-aligned curriculum that will get your students excited about doing science in their schoolyard. Presenters: Brad Street Description: Incorporating your schoolyard and community into your[...]
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11
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2022
4:00 pm Ambitious Science Teaching Book ...
Ambitious Science Teaching Book ...
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm
After two years of struggle, let’s get students engaged in meaningful academic discourse that tends to Social Emotional Learning (SEL) and equity. Presenters: Lorianne Donovan-Hermann, Becky Neher Description: Science teaching aims to support students of[...]
4:00 pm Climate Change & Development STE...
Climate Change & Development STE...
Oct 11 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Come learn with EarthGen in this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers in ESD 112.  Presenters:Becky Bronstein, Bethany Kogut, Rae Jing Han, Dr. Kat Huybers Description:Through asynchronous and synchronous learning, participants will have a[...]