As a Washington state clock hour provider, RE Sources offers professional development to Whatcom County educators through their Sustainable Schools program. They want teachers and students alike to see firsthand that together our actions make a difference.
ClimeTime: Hope & Resilience
Bring climate hope and resilience into the classroom!
3 STEM clock hours, 1 Equity hour, $100 stipend and various teaching materials
Calling all Whatcom County educators for grades 3 – 12 who want to connect real-world solutions to climate change: These field-based workshops focus on equitable solutions currently being implemented in Whatcom County. The Teaching for the Climate Collaborative will guide participants through classroom-ready STEM activities that illustrate how climate change is affecting different stakeholders and ecosystems. Community members will share their expertise in developing solutions. Together, participants will co-design ways to bring engineering design solutions into the classroom.
The workshops are designed to answer the following questions:
• What are the climate change effects on that specific environment (farms, freshwater, marine, forests)?
• What are community members, tribes, CBOS, etc. doing about it in Whatcom County?
• What are the Indigenous Ways, currently and since time immemorial, to solve these issues?
• How do you bring Engineering Design solutions into your classroom based on what you learned today?
All workshops are stand-alone and take place in Whatcom County with transportation (and lunch!) provided.
Land & Agriculture
Saturday, Oct. 22, 9-1
• Register by 5 p.m., Oct. 12, 2022
• Location: Alluvial Farms, Everson, WA (transportation provided)
Funding for these workshops is provided by the Washington State Legislature through the ClimeTime proviso. The Hope & Resilience series is presented by the following partners: RE Sources, Wild Whatcom, Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association, Common Threads, Northwest Education Service District 189, Northwest Indian College, and Lummi Nation.
ClimeTime: Teaching Outside
Using the outdoors and teaching climate change. 2 STEM clock hours, receive $50 stipend upon implementation of an outdoor lesson!
Calling all Whatcom County elementary teachers and staff serving grades K-5 looking to integrate the outdoors into everyday lessons: Gain skills to incorporate the outdoors and climate-related lessons with students. Our Teaching Outside workshops are designed to provide teachers and other education staff with the basic skills and tools to implement experiential activities on school sites, in local parks, and in urban settings. Each workshop is stand-alone and takes place in Whatcom County.
Thursday, Oct. 27, 4-6
• Register by: 5 p.m., October 19, 2022
For more information about workshops, for a list of more workshops, and/or to register, visit https://www.re-sources.org/initiative/professional-development/.