Community-Centered Climate Change for 6th – 8th Grade Teachers
Jan 18 – Feb 15, 2023
Jan 18 – Feb 15, 2023
Participants will explore how local scientific phenomena can drive a Next Generation Science Standards storyline for 6-8th grade students. IslandWood educators will guide participants through an example storyline highlighting the impacts of climate change on the Snohomish – Snoqualmie River and community resilience in the face of these changes.
Using climate data, community expertise, and intersections with ELA and Social Studies standards, the course uses this example storyline to model culturally sustaining instructional strategies that connect to the interests and identities of students while building understandings about the local impacts of climate change. Participants will imagine possibilities for using this localized model in their own curricula, with support and collective learning alongside peer teachers.
There are both online and in-person option for the 2nd session of the course. All other sessions will be online. The optional in-person session will be at Oxbow Farms on the Snoqualmie River.
This course is intended for teachers of 6th – 8th grade students with some flexibility in what they teach. Informal science educators are also welcome!
All sessions are virtual with the exception of one optional in-person session.
– Teacher Professional Development participant
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.
4450 Blakely Ave. NE, Bainbridge Island, WA 98110 206.855.4300 IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
A Special Thanks to our corporate sponsor