Ten Strands

Nov. 18, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on November 18, 2020

Peggy Harte, Solano County Office of Education’s new program manager of environmental literacy and instruction, describes her path as a leader in California science education, and how inquiry-based environmental literacy can positively impact student learning.

Margaret (Peggy) Harte, MEd

“Research shows that weaving together science and language development can increase students’ academic performance in reading, writing, and science simultaneously.” ~ Sarah Feldman and Verónica Flores Malagon, “Unlocking Learning: Science as a Lever for English Learner Equity” The path that led me to environmental literacy education was less than direct, more of a meandering road. […]

Ten Strands

Oct. 28, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on October 28, 2020

We share an interview with Ten Strands CEO Karen Cowe, originally published by CASE to accompany the announcement that Ten Strands and the California Environmental Literacy Initiative are 2020 winners of the California Association of Science Educators‘ (CASE) Distinguished Contribution Award!

Karen Cowe

This interview between California Association of Science Educators (CASE) and Karen Cowe, Ten Strands CEO and California Environmental Literacy Initiative project director, originally appeared on the CASE website and was republished with permission.  Tell us about Ten Strands and the work of the California Environmental Literacy Initiative. Ten Strands was founded eight years ago by […]

Lizbeth Mariscal

Environmental issues lend themselves to cross-disciplinary integrative learning and science teachers are central to the effort to bring environmental literacy to every California child. . . . At the heart of this broader integrative effort is three-dimensional science learning (NGSS) that emerges from the facilitation of rich environmental learning experiences.            […]

Ten Strands

Oct. 15, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on October 15, 2020

This week we are sharing a story originally published by the California Association of Science Educators written by Juanita Chan and Lizbeth Mariscal of Rialto Unified School District about the importance of environmental education amidst the uncertainty of the global pandemic.

Ten Strands

Sept. 29, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on September 29, 2020

Trena Noval and Ana Raquel Thomas, co-founders of The Creativity Lab, are featured in an article focused on a classroom approach to connecting the environment, racial justice, and creativity.

Trena Noval

For the last 15 years, we have collaborated to create standards-aligned integrated learning models for environmental literacy and the arts in order to support issues of justice. Using these models in the classroom has ignited our students’ imaginations. In early August 2020, as we approached an uncertain school year, we sat down to reflect on […]