Seasonal Change in the Schoolyard for Pre-K – 2nd Grade Teachers
Oct 5 – Nov 18, 2022
Oct 5 – Nov 18, 2022
Use observable seasonal changes to anchor a Next Generation Science Standards-aligned curriculum that will get your students excited about doing science in their schoolyard. Incorporating your schoolyard and community into your classroom is a powerful strategy for justice-centered and equitable science learning that connects Next Generation Science Standards to personal experiences, makes learning relevant and affirms all students as scientists.
Model lessons integrate science standards with ELA read alouds and culturally sustaining activities that engage students’ families and communities. You’ll be provided with activities to implement between course sessions and an opportunity to adapt and debrief with your peers. In the final session of the course, we’ll reflect on lessons learned and how to carry the strategies forward towards increasing equity, justice and engagement in your classroom.
There will be five online sessions.
By the end of this course, participants will:
This course is intended for teachers of Pre-K-2nd grade students with some flexibility in what they teach. Informal science educators are also welcome!
All sessions are virtual.
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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