Washington State’s ClimeTime program was recently featured in a national publication by the National Science Teaching Association. ClimeTime supports statewide science teacher training centered on the Next Generation Science Standards and climate science. The nine Educational Service Districts, unified through the Association of ESDs, and several other community-based organizations, including the University of Washington, collaborate with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) to support ClimeTime programs across the state.
Two articles and guest editorial appear in the fall issue of Connected Science. They are focused mainly on climate justice education, its importance, and the work that goes into its development.
A deep look into the work ESD 112 (South East Washington region) has done with its Climate Justice League seminar series is one of the various projects featured.
The articles can be found on the NSTA website. The links are as follows:
- Building Teacher Professional Learning Infrastructure for Climate Justice Education
- Facilitating Emancipatory and Justice-Centered Environmental and Climate Learning
The guest editorial authored by Deb Morrison and Phil Bell can be found here: Exploring Climate Justice Learning: Visions, Challenges, and Opportunities.
Beginning in 2019, OSPI received grant funding from the Legislature to launch the ClimeTime program. Since that time, the program continues to receive strong Legislative and Gubernatorial support.
For more information about ClimeTime, visit climetime.org.