School Community Action Around Climate Change

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Come learn with EarthGen, formerly known as Washington Green Schools, in this virtual professional development opportunity designed for teachers in ESD 113.

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.

Teachers will participate virtually in a Climate Action Simulation Game, as developed by Climate Interactive, to simulate an emergency climate summit organized by the United Nations. Following the game, teachers will explore local examples of effective climate action and learn from professionals in their region who are doing work to combat climate change. Teachers are expected to build a plan, make modifications from their colleague’s feedback and implement.

Teachers will receive a stipend from EarthGen upon completion of the entire 15 hour STEM Seminar experience.


Learning Targets:

  1. Develop teachers’ understanding of global climate change and its local impacts.
  2. Demonstrate NGSS and Ambitious Science Teaching (AST) core practices
    1. Targeted Science & Engineering Practices:
      1. Asking Questions and Defining Problems
      2. Developing and Using Models
      3. Analyzing and Interpreting Data
      4. Constructing Explanations and Designing Solutions
    2. Engaging in student discourse
    3. Develop explanations and design solutions
  3. Prepare teachers to plan and implement a teaching strategy, activity, or content area at school with students.
  4. Teachers will plan for and/or practice a strategy or bring a content-specific topic to their students and will share out at a follow-up session.


  • Sat, November 6, 9 am – 12 pm
  • Thu, December 2, 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Thu, January 27, 4 pm – 5 pm
  • Thu, March 24, 4 pm – 5 pm

Location: Zoom

Cost: FREE

Clock Hours: 15 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.


  • Becky Bronstein
  • Shannon Brennan