Professional Development

CLEAN Webinars: Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network

Webinar 1: Intro to CLEAN - Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Feb 8, 2018 2:30 PM Pacific Time

Join us for a guided tour of the CLEAN portal. Learn about the CLEAN collection of over 700 climate and energy educational resources that include data-based activities, demonstrations and experiments, videos, and visualizations. Plus, learn about the range of supporting materials on the CLEAN website that help you effectively and accurately teach about climate and energy topics.

Webinar 2: Teaching About Climate and Energy - Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Feb 12, 2018 2:00 PM Pacific Time

Learn how to use the Teaching About Climate and Energy web guides to help build an excellent foundation for teaching and learning about climate and energy concepts. Also, see how these teaching guides are integrated with the CLEAN collection of over 700 climate and energy resources on the CLEAN website.

Webinar 3: How to Plan Climate and Energy Lessons - Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Feb 22, 2018 3:30 PM Pacific Time

Want to learn how to build your own climate and energy units using three-dimensional design and the over 700 educational resources in the online CLEAN collection? Join in for an introduction to the CLEAN Get Started Guide, teacher planning materials, and downloadable classroom unit exemplars to help get you started.Time

Webinar 4: CLEAN, NGSS, and 3-D Learning for Climate and Energy Education - Climate Literacy and Energy Awareness Network
Feb 27, 2018 3:00 PM Pacific Time

Get insight on how the CLEAN collection of over 700 educational resources are aligned to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and how CLEAN supports 3-dimensional learning. Learn how to search the CLEAN collection by NGSS climate and energy topics and at-a-glance standards tables to effectively teach about climate and energy in your classroom.


    SCIENCE ACTION CLUB (SAC): Activity Leader Training – Bug Safari

    Science Action Club is a high-impact science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) program for youth grades 5-8 in out-of-school time. Through hands-on games and projects, youth in Science Action Club investigate their local environment and use citizen science to document discoveries, share data, and design strategies to protect our planet. Participants will be trained to implement 12 one-hour club activities from the Bug Safari curriculum. The curriculum training is accompanied by a guidebook and a kit to serve 20+ youth.

    Most appropriate for afterschool educators of students in grades 5-8

    Saturday, February 17, 2018 (9:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.) at Woodland Park Zoo)

    Clock hours/STARS hours: 5 Washington state-approved STEM clock hours or STARS continuing education hours will be available at no extra fee.

    Registration: Please review the Application Preview: Application Preview link will be available by 12/1/17 at Then click on the Apply link from the Application Preview website to go to the application form.


    Reflecting on Practice: Coaching Workshop
    May 15-17 2018
    Cost: $250
    Location: San Francisco
    California Academy of Sciences

    Costs includes a take-home binder, meals during the workshop, and follow-up support. 

    We highly recommend sending 2 or more people from your organization to this workshop.

    We are pleased to offer a Reflecting on Practice Coaching Workshop, designed by educational researchers from Lawrence Hall of Science and led in collaboration with the California Academy of Sciences. Reflecting on Practice is a modular professional learning program, specifically designed for informal educators, environmental educators, and interpreters.

    The workshop familiarizes leaders with a nationally field-tested curriculum for advancing informal education, and building an organizational culture of reflective practice and incorporating research on learning into everyday work experiences.

    During this workshop, you will (a) experience portions of the modular curriculum as a learner, (b) reflect on and problem solve for barriers related to shifting organizational culture, and (c) develop a personalized implementation plan for your own site. You will receive a curriculum binder, a book on coaching teams, and some follow-up support after the workshop is complete.

    For more information, go to: Lawrence Hall of Science