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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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Climate Change and Data Visualizations

Climate Change and Data Visualizations

12 amazing teachers spent the week of June 21-25 engaged in a teacher/scientist partnership. The goal of the TSP program is to have scientists share their expertise to deepen the teacher's understanding of the content and learn a little more about how scientists at...

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Oct
5
Wed
2022
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[...]
Oct
8
Sat
2022
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[...]
Oct
11
Tue
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[...]