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Climate Change on Human Health

Climate Change on Human Health

Educators in ESD 112 learned about the impacts climate change has on human health. Thank you to Southwest Clean Air Agency for providing specific resources on local air quality! One teacher said the training, "made me excited to spread the data [around human health]...

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Thermal Energy OpenSciEd

Thermal Energy OpenSciEd

On February 25-26, 6th grade teachers from three school districts on the Olympic Peninsula participated in learning about a new OER sixth grade unit called Thermal Energy. Teachers will be piloting the unit in their classrooms this coming spring. The number of...

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Community Mapping with Crosscutting Concepts

Community Mapping with Crosscutting Concepts

IslandWood Teacher Professional Development in PSESD On February 2nd, 22 teachers and educators spent the morning at Cascade View Elementary School in Tukwila learning and practicing how the use of crosscutting concepts and climate related standards can be supported...

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Zombie Guacamole Training

Zombie Guacamole Training

In ESD 114, 21 5th grade teachers gathered to learn about Washington Green School's 5th grade unit called Zombie Guacamole. In this NGSS-driven and phenomenon-based curriculum, students explore the factors of decomposition to understand how a bowl of guacamole was...

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Aug
10
Mon
2020
all-day Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Solutions Oriented Learning Stor...
Aug 10 – Aug 13 all-day
By Invitation Only Educators will participate in a storyline writing workshop about coastal natural hazards to develop K-2, 3-5, middle school, and high school storylines. We will be working in grade level teams to write[...]
Aug
11
Tue
2020
all-day Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Aug 11 all-day
In this online course, participants will develop a professional learning community with IslandWood staff and educator peers to build on collective expertise and practice bringing science alive for your students. Learn how to use local[...]
9:00 am Carbonated Water: Teaching Clima...
Carbonated Water: Teaching Clima...
Aug 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A Professional Development workshop for Middle and High School Teachers Tuesday, August 11, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00 and Thursday, August 13, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00. This is an interactive, online class using Zoom. Participants in this workshop[...]
Aug
13
Thu
2020
all-day Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Aug 13 all-day
In this online course, participants will develop a professional learning community with IslandWood staff and educator peers to build on collective expertise and practice bringing science alive for your students. Learn how to use local[...]
9:00 am Carbonated Water: Teaching Clima...
Carbonated Water: Teaching Clima...
Aug 13 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
A Professional Development workshop for Middle and High School Teachers Tuesday, August 11, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00 and Thursday, August 13, 9:00-11:30 and 1:00-3:00. This is an interactive, online class using Zoom. Participants in this workshop[...]
Aug
18
Tue
2020
all-day Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Science In Your Neighborhood Course
Aug 18 all-day
In this online course, participants will develop a professional learning community with IslandWood staff and educator peers to build on collective expertise and practice bringing science alive for your students. Learn how to use local[...]