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Defining Problems and Engineering Solutions

Defining Problems and Engineering Solutions

On February 22, educators gathered at Brownsville Elementary School for another great NGSS workshop. Along with two facilitators, the group explored the schoolyard and considered how students might work to address problems right there in their local community spaces...

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Assets and Resources and Maps, OH MY!

Assets and Resources and Maps, OH MY!

On February 8, educators gathered at the Tacoma Professional Development Center to learn about Community Asset Mapping and how it can be used to connect both teachers and students to place. By using online mapping tools and naturalist observation skills, participants...

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Telling the Story of Science

Telling the Story of Science

On February 1, educators gathered at Poulsbo Elementary School on the Kitsap Peninsula. Over the course of the day, groups brainstormed various ways to lead students on a journey through the scientific phenomena in their schoolyards. The workshop began with some free...

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The Engineering Mind

The Engineering Mind

On January 18, educators gathered at the Tacoma Professional Development Center to integrate an understanding of NGSS Engineering Practices into their work with students. Focusing on a puddle at the site, facilitators led the group through an Engineering Design...

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Phenomenal Science!

Phenomenal Science!

On Saturday, January 11, educators gathered at the Tacoma Professional Development Center to dig into NGSS and apply the Science and Engineering Practices to their local environments. After investigating the "schoolyard" for events and processes that might pique...

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Rural Communities, Regional Challenges

Rural Communities, Regional Challenges

Ask any teacher from a rural school district if they feel they have adequate opportunities for quality professional development in their community and most will tell you they do not. They will likely follow that up with a request, not for themselves, but for their...

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Jan
19
Tue
2021
3:30 pm Using NGSS to Investigate STEM a...
Using NGSS to Investigate STEM a...
Jan 19 @ 3:30 pm – 5:30 pm
This workshop series provides the opportunity to: Learn two Systems Education Experience (SEE) modules Enhance your school year with engaging phenomena and 3-dimensional science learning Connect with scientists during the series and invite them to[...]
Jan
20
Wed
2021
4:00 pm Civics of Climate Science
Civics of Climate Science
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
As a team of Middle School Science/Social Studies teachers you will create an openly licensed (OER) unit that builds student understanding on how local communities have been impacted by climate science. These inquiry-based units will[...]
4:00 pm Climate Science Series for Grade...
Climate Science Series for Grade...
Jan 20 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
ESD 113 Regional Science Coordinator will continue their partnership with Pacific Education Institute and facilitate virtual and face-to-face meetings for educators in grades K-3. The workshops will introduce teachers to grade appropriate, locally relevant 3-D[...]
Jan
21
Thu
2021
4:00 pm Energy Matters: A Virtual Bioreg...
Energy Matters: A Virtual Bioreg...
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 5:30 pm
Energy Matters is an adaptive series of modules developed for secondary students. This resource is set up in four modules, each representing a different level including: Individual, School, Global, Community. Learn about the connection between[...]
4:00 pm ISB Systems Science: A ClimeTime...
ISB Systems Science: A ClimeTime...
Jan 21 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
NGSS Aligned Units and PD for High School Teachers! “ISB Systems Science at NWESD” empowers regional high school teachers to give their students engaging experiences with the 3-dimensions of science learning, the NGSS vision for[...]
Jan
23
Sat
2021
9:00 am Climate Change and COVID: A Clim...
Climate Change and COVID: A Clim...
Jan 23 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
We are concurrently experiencing two global crises – the climate crisis and COVID-19. What are connections between the two? Why are BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Color) communities disproportionately affected by both? Participants will have[...]