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NGSS Climate Science and the Diverse Classrooms

NGSS Climate Science and the Diverse Classrooms

Thirty-one teachers from across the Puget Sound region joined Karina Vanderbilt Multilingual Learning Director at Puget Sound ESD for a day of learning about how to support multilingual learners in science classroom. We started the day by experiencing a lesson on...

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Voices of Hope GLAD Unit Brought to ESD 123

Voices of Hope GLAD Unit Brought to ESD 123

"Wow, what an amazing workshop!! Loved all the GLAD strategies used and the voices of hope shared to teach about such a critical topic!" is just one piece of feedback received after the latest 3-day Voices of Hope GLAD Unit workshop. The event was held at Educational...

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Urban Waters Management at Pt. Defiance

Urban Waters Management at Pt. Defiance

On February 29th, educators gathered at the Environmental Learning Center right next to Point Defiance Zoo and Aquarium, to explore the subject of Urban Water Systems. This beautiful building is home to high school students from SAMi (Science and Math Institute), and...

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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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29
Wed
2021
4:00 pm STEM Seminar: Hot and Hazy Summe...
STEM Seminar: Hot and Hazy Summe...
Sep 29 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Through asynchronous and synchronous learning, teachers will engage with activities and experts as they grow their understanding of the complexities of heat and wildfire as exacerbated by climate change and what action they can take[...]
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5
Tue
2021
all-day Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Oct 5 all-day
Join the Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners to take a deep dive into the role of Washington’s forests in climate change resiliency. Participants will learn about the solutions-oriented learning storyline format, which[...]
all-day Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Oct 5 all-day
Join the Pacific Education Institute (PEI) and our ClimeTime partners to take a deep dive into the role of Washington’s forests in climate change resiliency. Participants will learn about the solutions-oriented learning storyline format, which[...]
Oct
6
Wed
2021
9:00 am Climate Summit 2021
Climate Summit 2021
Oct 6 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Registration now open for Climate Summit 2021! The event is free, open to the public and will be an online experience you don’t want to miss. Learn about the latest climate science, private sector best[...]
Oct
8
Fri
2021
all-day Green Chemistry: Innovation to R...
Green Chemistry: Innovation to R...
Oct 8 all-day
Explore sustainability and green chemistry principles through an asynchronous Canvas Course. The course will guide you through green chemistry career explorations, green replacement labs, available resources and implementation planning. The fully asynchronous Canvas Course is[...]
all-day IslandWood + OSPI ClimeTime Pres...
IslandWood + OSPI ClimeTime Pres...
Oct 8 all-day
Cohort A will meet online the following 2021 dates: 10/9, 10/28, 11/18, and 12/7. For a different set of dates, register for Cohort B: https://www.pdenroller.org/psesd/catalog/135067 Incorporating the schoolyard into your classroom is an essential strategy[...]