We’d like your help circulating a call for Letters of Interest (LOI) for a new project we’re working on related to developing K–12 curricular resources focused on climate change and environmental justice. This is a joint project between Ten Strands, the San Mateo County Office of Education, and the California Department of Education. You can […]
Ten Strands stands with the people of Ukraine in the face of this heartbreaking attack. We hold them in our hearts and stand opposed to the violence against them.
With the year coming to a close, we take a look back at five of the most viewed stories of 2021. These are the articles you selected as your favorites! A Journey to Centering Equity by Celeste Royer. Why We Should Develop Environmental Literacy in Public Schools by Will Parrish. Who Do You Want to Be When […]
Ten Strands CEO, Karen Cowe, Sharon Danks, of Green Schoolyards America, Craig Strang, of The Lawrence Hall of Science, and Andra Yeghoian, of the San Mateo County Office of Education, will serve as panelists at the SXSW EDU Conference this March. The group had their panel, “Climate Resilient Schools, Future-Ready Students,” voted in as a […]
As students and educators return to the classroom, they encounter a challenging new world fueled by a global pandemic and academic inequality. Outdoor learning is helping to reimagine the educational environment and inspire the next generation of change-makers. FIVE BENEFITS OF OUTDOOR LEARNING Increased Connection: School closures and distance learning deprived students of the interpersonal […]
Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe, and Craig Strang, of the California Environmental Literacy Initiative Leadership Council, co-authored a piece in the Hechinger Report on the value of outdoor learning during the pandemic.
Public Education System Historical Context The K–12 public school system is where students are given an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills for a successful life. It’s important for children from all communities to receive a high-quality education to thrive as individuals and become contributing members of society. Beginning in the mid-1900s, in the US, […]
At the end of 2020, Karen Cowe, Ten Strands’ CEO, and Linda Livers, Ten Strands’ consultant, interviewed three staff members of the Park Day School in Oakland, California: Angela Taylor, head of school; Jennifer Cooper, facilities manager; and Josie Shapiro, director of admissions. This interview was originally published as a case study on the National […]