Graduate Residency Program

March 22, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Déana Scipio, Ph.D., Director of the IslandWood Graduate Program

This quarter I’m teaching a philosophy of education class called, The Social, Political, and Cultural Foundations of Learning.

March 20, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Julia Glassy

Throughout the week, my students and I explored the lifecycle of salmon by discussing their habitat and developmental stages.

March 12, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Caroline Bargo

The thought of handing over a six-inch knife to a child you’ve only just met makes many educators anxious. I too was wary when I first started my career in garden education. With practice, though, the responsibility and trust that come with using a knife have become two of my favorite things to give children.

February 27, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Haley Korcz

Our field group plan for day two of the School Overnight Program was to have a quick walk to the harbor and work on a watercolor of a marine ecosystem.

January 29, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Caroline Bargo

We have been at IslandWood since August—a whole four months and yet only four months. Part of me feels at home here on Bainbridge Island and on the IslandWood campus. Part of me, however, is still mystified by nearly everything I encounter here on our little island.

January 22, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Caroline Bargo

The floating classroom isn’t quite a boat. It has the double hull of a pontoon boat one might expect a fisherman to dangle his hook over on a lazy afternoon, but instead of oars or a motor, four student-powered pedals propel it slowly over the water at Mac’s Pond.

January 10, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Julia Glassy

As a graduate student instructor for IslandWood’s School Overnight Program (SOP), I am outdoors all day long with students. Weather in Washington is pretty unpredictable and does not provide too many dry, warm days during the school year.

January 03, 2019 / Graduate Residency Program / Christopher Criqui

Christopher Criqui is a 2017 alum of IslandWood's graduate program in Education for Environment and Community. Today, he works as a Staff Instructor with our School Overnight Program and supervises the Staff Instructor Team.

December 28, 2018 / Graduate Residency Program / Tamar Kupiec

It was fall, just a couple months into the year for Hannah Levy, a first-time teacher and graduate student instructor in IslandWood’s School Overnight Program (SOP).

December 21, 2018 / Graduate Residency Program / Caroline Bargo

October evokes spooky imagery for many people. For the students who visited during the week of Halloween, School Overnight Program instructors did our best to make sure there was a healthy mix of whimsy and Halloween flair along with our traditional curriculum.

December 06, 2018 / Graduate Residency Program / Caroline Bargo

During our first week of teaching in the School Overnight Program I was partnered with a fellow graduate student to lead a field group of students from Bryant Elementary in Northeast Seattle.

December 05, 2018 / Graduate Residency Program / Tamar Kupiec

The Asheville Farmstead School is an outdoor, play-based early childhood education center founded and directed by Lauren Brown, a 2011 alum of the IslandWood graduate program.

November 18, 2018 / Graduate Residency Program / Julia Glassy

On the South end of Bainbridge Island, just northeast of Blakely Harbor is a “School in the Woods” called IslandWood. I live in graduate housing in a forest clearing just north of the main campus which consists of eight duplex-styled, dorm-like cabins, each side with a loft and a shared small bathroom.

November 12, 2018 / Graduate Residency Program / Tom Stonehocker & John Haskin

After completing his graduate certificate in Education for Environment and Community at IslandWood, Tom Stonehocker began a Master in Education and a Restoration Ecology Certificate at the University of Washington.

October 12, 2018 / Graduate Residency Program / Tamar Kupiec

Before enrolling in IslandWood’s Education for Environment and Community graduate program, Rebekah Gardea (EEC 2016) says she lacked a language to talk about her developing passion for environmental education.

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