Teacher Support

IslandWood has worked in close collaboration with Seattle Public Schools to support teacher’s transition to teaching this unit. This support has included Professional Development opportunities, planning sessions at the school, materials specific to each school’s community, a website with materials, forums, and additional support as needed and available.

As Seattle Public Schools transitions into Amplify Science, IslandWood staff will be unable to support these opportunities until further notice. If you have any questions, please email Celina at celinas@islandwood.org 

  • Planning Session: IslandWood staff meet with teachers after school for two hours. This is a follow up to the larger group professional development. It will include information specific to your schoolyard and surrounding neighborhood, a tour of your schoolyard to look at what is happening with stormwater and possible sites where stormwater runoff problems are visible.
  • Walking Field Trip: IslandWood staff can be scheduled to teach the “Stormwater in Your Community” lesson by leading a walking field trip outside your school for one hour. It is available for teachers who have not had the program. Capacity and funding is limited so please schedule ASAP!
  • Community Waters Field Study (optional): This outdoor field study explores stormwater engineering at a Green Stormwater Infrastructure or stream site near your school. It is funded by Seattle Public Utilities and space is limited.

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