Our professional development opportunities are designed to support place-based, culturally responsive learning experiences that connect to students’ lives and communities. In this time of increasing awareness and activism, we are joining with teachers in working to address the vast racial, economic, and environmental disparities in our communities and classrooms.
Through our courses, workshops, and individualized planning sessions, we hope that you’ll join us in creating community, sharing resources, and building a way forward together within the unpredictable landscape of remote teaching and learning, collective anti-racist action, and a growing commitment to addressing climate change through an intersectional lens.
When it comes to science education, one size doesn’t fit all. That’s even more true during a global pandemic, when learning environments vary widely by district, school, and classroom.
This spring, we’re offering three new professional development opportunities to meet teachers exactly where they are. Whether you’re teaching in person or online, following a national curriculum or have more flexibility, working with students in grades K-2 or 3-5, we’re here to help you navigate the changing landscape of teaching science during COVID-19.
Read on to find the option that works best for you!
Explore courses, workshops, and individualized supports designed for high school teachers.
– Kristen Soltman, teacher at Louisa Boren STEM K-8
After participating in our professional development workshops, 96% percent of teachers reported an increased ability to connect to their students’ interests and identities, up from just 56% before. Learning that connects to students’ lives fosters deeper engagement, honors multiple ways of knowing, and helps students synthesize information better.
Each year, our teacher professional development courses create an exponential ripple of positive change and care for the environment.
– Chantal Fleck, 2nd and 3rd Grade Teacher, Emerald Heights Elementary School
Our teacher professional development opportunities are made possible thanks to generous support from King County and a grant from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.
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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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IslandWood is a registered 501c3 charitable organization.
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