“Culturally responsive teaching” is everywhere at IslandWood. From our work with students and teachers in the Seattle area, to our programs on Bainbridge Island, this approach to teaching and learning influences eve-ry aspect of our educational philosophy and practices.READ MORE
For Morgan Malley, becoming a teacher has meant consciously moving from a traditional hierarchy, with the teacher at the top and students down below, to a partnership, in which she welcomes students’ experiences and ideas into the classroom.READ MORE
With every school that comes to IslandWood, a partnership is formed. It begins well before the buses pull up to the Arrival Shelter to the welcoming cheers of our graduate student instructors and lasts well after those same buses pull away to calls of farewell.READ MORE
Allow me to introduce you to my new favorite plant — a small, bright pink, nutritious, grooved tuber from the Andes called oca. When Jen and Mónica, Islandwood's garden educators, first told me about the opportunity to teach with this plant, I was instantly intrigued.READ MORE
Déana Scipio is not only the Director of Campus Education at IslandWood, but a true children’s book connoisseur. At a recent presentation she gave at the Peacock Family Services Peackocktail Party, the audience was fascinated by Déana's approach to using children’s books to promote representation and anti-bias.READ MORE
IslandWood acknowledges that we live and work on the ancestral land of the Coast Salish people, who have been stewards of this region's land and waters since time immemorial, and who continue to protect these lands and waters for future generations, as promised by the Point Elliott Treaty of 1855, the Treaty of Point No Point of 1855, and the Treaty of Medicine Creek of 1854.
While the majority of our work takes place on Suquamish (suq̀ʷabš) and Duwamish (dxʷdɐwʔabʃ) land, we also conduct programs on the land of the Snohomish (sduhúbʃ), Puyallup (spuyaləpabš), Muckleshoot (buklshuhls), Skokomish (sqoqc’bes), and S’Klallam (nəxʷsƛ̕ay̕əm) peoples.
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