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OpenSciEd

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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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