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May 26, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on May 26, 2020

This week we are sharing a story written by Dr. Virginia (Gini) Vandergon, director of the San Fernando Valley Science Project, about a professional learning institute attended by Los Angeles middle and high school teachers to learn how to integrate environmental literacy into their lessons.

Dr. Virginia Vandergon

For four years, we at the California State University, Northridge, Science Learning Colaboratory have been working with Los Angeles-area science teachers to develop relevant and engaging lessons and activities that integrate California’s Environmental Principles and Concepts (EP&Cs) into the California Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) secondary school science curriculum. For three years, we have used […]

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May 5, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on May 5, 2020

We share a story written by Robyn Stone, instructional coach for the San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative, about how teachers are creating solutionary units of study to help students see the interconnections between themselves and the environment around them.

Robyn Stone

Ten Strands launched the San Mateo Environmental Learning Collaborative in 2015 in partnership with the San Mateo County Office of Education. This article is from one of the instructional coaches at the 2019 summer institute. The author, Robyn Stone, offers a unique perspective.  “Over 1,000 people were impacted in my community!” exclaimed fifth-grade teacher Andrea […]

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April 21, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on April 21, 2020

Ten Strands K–12 Program Manager Dr. Amy Frame discusses last fall’s Environmental and Climate Change Literacy Project and Summit (ECCLPS).

Amy Frame

Note: Since the time this article was written, the world has focused on facing the COVID-19 global pandemic. As governments and citizens shift rapidly to save lives, we can see opportunities to build connections and innovate solutions that will also serve us in addressing climate change. Scientific and environmental literacy are more important than ever, […]

Bill Andrews

The excitement was palpable after the self-introductions at the Water, Energy, and Education Alliance (WEEA) leadership roundtable, with each person keenly aware that they were looking at new faces and hearing new voices expressing interest in achieving the same goal: To offer hope to high school students that they can earn a family-sustaining wage in […]

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April 8, 2020 Newsletter

Posted by Ten Strands on March 20, 2020

Bill Andrews, from the Water, Energy, and Education Alliance (WEEA), writes about environmental career pathways and partnerships between school districts and the energy and water sectors.