Come learn with EarthGen in this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers in ESD 105 & ESD 123. Teachers will explore the complex challenges exacerbated by climate change in our food system, such as water use, and what action they can take with their students.
Through asynchronous and synchronous learning, participants will have a chance to authentically engage with activities and experts as they grow their understanding of how climate change has and will impact their community. Analyze and interpret recent climate science data with Dr. Kat Huybers, a climate scientist and lecturer from the University of Washington.
March 8 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
March 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
April 19 @ 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Teachers will leave this training with increased preparedness to facilitate climate science-focused activities using the science & engineering practices of developing and using models, analyzing and interpreting data and constructing explanations and designing solutions. Teachers will learn from professionals in their region who are doing work to combat this climate change impact in an effort to prepare them with resources to spur action. Additionally, this training aligns with the Agriculture Sciences and STEM CTE pathways.
Teachers will receive a $200 stipend from the ESD upon completion of the entire 10 hour STEM Seminar experience, along with 10 STEM Clock Hours provided by EarthGen.
Teachers must attend all synchronous Zoom sessions and complete all asynchronous work to receive their stipend and clock hours. Final date for completion of the course is one week after the last session. Teachers must have completed all assignments by April 26th to receive their clock hours and stipend.
Clock Hours: 10 STEM Clock Hours provided by EarthGen. EarthGen does not have access to pdEnroller so teachers’ clock hours will not show up via this platform. Teachers will receive a form at the end of the professional development experience. Teachers can input this information directly to their E-Certification platform.