Made possible through the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction’s (OSPI) ClimeTime initiative, IslandWood’s free professional development courses allow teachers to fulfill their STEM Clock Hour requirements while gaining culturally responsive, ready-to-use strategies to deepen students’ climate literacy, inspire environmental stewardship, and connect science learning to students’ lives and identities. We hope to join K – 8th grade teachers in addressing the vast racial, economic, and environmental disparities in our communities and classrooms to create a world where every student is able to thrive.
– Kristen C., Teacher and IslandWood Professional Development Participant
– Chantal F., Teacher, Emerald Heights Elementary School
91% of teachers reported feeling more prepared to incorporate climate science into their teaching after participating in our professional development, up from just 41% prior to participation.
96% of teachers reported increased confidence in their ability to support equitable and just science education, up from 46%.
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.
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.
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