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April 26, 2020 - April 29, 2020

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We are thrilled to be presenting two workshops at this free statewide virtual conference, hosted by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI)!


The virtual conference is open to all PreK-12 teachers in Washington State who want to learn more about the Climate Science Proviso, the ClimeTime project, or tools and resources connected to science learning. Clock hours are available through signup via pdEnroller.


Our Workshops:


Science in Your Schoolyard: Using Local Phenomena to Engage Students

Monday, April 27, 2020 | 10:30am – 12:00pm

Presented by Derek Jones and Brad Street

Description: Learn how hyper-local environmental phenomena can anchor a classroom science unit and make science engaging and meaningful for students. We will look at how to select a local phenomena that fits your curriculum and takes into account student’s interest and identity. We’ll send you outside to heighten your observational skills and brainstorm possible phenomena and then return to our session to brainstorm ideas and workshop what teachers could might do at their school with their curriculum. Teachers will leave this workshop with ideas and examples they can put to use.


Lessons for Your Schoolyard Garden: IslandWood Graduate Program Students Share Garden Lessons and Best Practices

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 | 2:30 – 4:00pm

Presented by Dr. Déana Scipio and IslandWood Graduate Program Students

Description: Learn how to leverage your school garden to teach a variety of subjects through embodied garden-based lessons. Graduate students in the IslandWood Education for Environment and Community (EEC) program will share strategies for incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics (STEAM) content and practices learned from their time teaching 4-6th grade students in the IslandWood garden.

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