ISSAQUAH - My City/Classroom Climate Action Plan
Grades 6-12 All Subjects 5 STEM CH via WWU Learn how to use your city’s climate action policies, plans and performance measures as chapters in a “Living Textbook” to empower student inquiry, agency, and action.
Time & Location
Jul 31, 9:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Zoom AM, In-Person PM
About the Event
This is by and for the people of Issaquah! Join an inspired learning community of secondary teachers, student leaders, community champions, city sustainability staff, and city council members to identify the systemic relationships between climate science, climate solutions, and climate justice using the City of Issaquah’s Climate Action Plan as a “Living Textbook” for problem-based, place-based learning across the curriculum. Students design impact projects that advance the city’s GHG reduction goals. Teachers design or refine instructional pathways that align academic rigor with community relevance across the curriculum including Green STEM, CTE, Social Studies, and Common Core. Teachers can mix and match selected entry points and lesson ideas to support a range of classroom applications. The Lab will be facilitated as a hybrid learning experience. Virtual learning in the morning will focus on content knowledge, lesson review, student-led impact project design, real-world resource curation, and PBL instructional strategies. In-person learning in the afternoon will feature in-depth interactions with city sustainability staff and city council members to connect the dots between academic standards, student engagement, and city climate action goals. Join us!