When schools closed in March, the traditional end-of-year band concerts that showcase a year’s worth of practice and progress were effectively canceled. Rose Hill Middle School (RHMS) Band Instructor, Angela Laulainen got creative during the remote learning period and had her students record their parts at home.
LWSD 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, 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.