Environmental Education Professional Development

Teacher
Professional
Development

 

Real Strategies for Connecting
Science Learning to Life

 

There are no professional development opportunities currently scheduled, but please sign up here to get notified when registration for fall 2021 workshops and courses opens up!

 

 

FOR ELEMENTARY TEACHERS

 

FOR MIDDLE SCHOOL TEACHERS

 

FOR HIGH SCHOOL TEACHERS

A teacher leading students who has participated in Environmental Education Professional Development courses with IslandWood

Supporting Equitable and Engaging Science Learning

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.

I was feeling really insecure about switching to NGSS, but after this planning session I’m really looking forward to engaging my students with engineering practices and watching them problem-solve real issues in our environment.”

– Teacher

A group of teachers collaborate on creating a stormwater model during an Environmental Education Professional Development session with IslandWood

For Elementary Teachers

Explore courses, workshops, and individualized supports designed for elementary school teachers.

COURSES

There are currently no upcoming courses scheduled, but please check back regularly for updates!

WORKSHOPS

There are currently no upcoming workshops scheduled, but please check back regularly for updates!

FOCUSED SUPPORTS

For Middle School Teachers

Explore courses, workshops, and individualized supports designed for middle school teachers.

COURSES

There are currently no upcoming courses scheduled, but please check back regularly for updates!

WORKSHOPS

There are currently no upcoming workshops scheduled, but please check back regularly for updates!

FOCUSED SUPPORTS

Environmental Education Professional Development for teachers with IslandWood
A teacher leads a science investigation in a classroom while students watch. Environmental Education Professional Development

For High School Teachers

Explore courses, workshops, and individualized supports designed for high school teachers.

COURSES

There are currently no upcoming courses scheduled, but please check back regularly for updates!

WORKSHOPS

There are currently no upcoming workshops scheduled, but please check back regularly for updates!

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS & COURSES

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“The workshop is a great way to deepen understanding of the NGSS and to recognize opportunities to connect learning to local phenomena.”

– Kristen Soltman, teacher at Louisa Boren STEM K-8

Environmental Education Professional Development for teachers outside with IslandWood

OUR IMPACT

WHEN STUDENTS SEE THEMSELVES REFLECTED IN THEIR EDUCATION, THEY THRIVE.

 

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.

30+ SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 100+ SCHOOLS. 300+ TEACHERS. 8,000+ STUDENTS.

 

Each year, our teacher professional development courses create an exponential ripple of positive change and care for the environment.

“It got me thinking about how I can use students’ home environments to help them discover natural phenomena and develop their own scientific questions to explore and research based on what they are curious about.”

– 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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