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Lake Washington School District (LWSD) recognizes the importance of providing opportunities for students to meet with and learn from community members. There are three different mentoring opportunities available to correspond with mentor interests and availability.

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    Professional Learning

    Teacher and student workin in gardenLWSD encourages teachers to deepen their knowledge of sustainability instruction and problem-based learning. Professional learning programs and partnerships are available through organizations such as Washington Alliance for Better Schools (WABS), Cascade Water Alliance and Sustainability Ambassadors.

    Fellowships and externships bring teachers together with industry partners and university professors to explore questions they can bring back to their classrooms. These problem-based learning techniques align with Next Generation Science Standards.

     

    Genevieve Menino, JHS teacher

    Genevieve Menino, a teacher at Juanita High School, participated in an
    eight day placement with the King County Environmental Health Services
    team as part of the WABS STEM externship program.