PSESD’S Science Department, in partnership with Institute for Systems Biology (ISB), offered a number of four-hour workshops for STEM teachers. The powerful event connected workshop participants with practicing scientists and engineers from ISB to maximize professional development and learning. For more information on the workshops, read here or contact Cheryl Lydon, Ed.D, Science Program Manager at Puget Sound ESD, at email@example.com.
Observed each March 21 after the tragic day in 1960 when the police in Sharpeville, South Africa, opened fire on participants in a peaceful demonstration against apartheid, the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination remains an important one in the attempt to fight racism and racial discrimination worldwide.
In education, the thousands who serve among the support professionals are an integral part of the industry and its importance. That’s why it’s so important to celebrate their contributions each year for Education Support Professionals week, which takes place this year from March 13-17, 2023.
In 1990, Harriet Tubman Day was finally enacted as a national holiday by the United States Congress a gesture to celebrate her heroic work in freeing enslaved people as well as toward the overall abolishment of slavery in America.
Every year, we celebrate International Women’s Day — a global celebration of the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women. The day also marks a call to action for accelerating women’s equality, with this year’s theme as #EmbraceEquity.
March is Women’s History Month, when we honor the vital roles of women in American history and take time to spotlight their important contributions to history, culture, and society.
This week is the last chance to submit nominations for both Teacher of the Year and Classified School Employee of the Year! Applications are open until March 1.
Also known as National Parent Teacher Association Founders’ Day, National PTA Founders’ Day celebrates the over 100 year legacy of the PTA.
It is an ironic fact that the brilliant Frederick Douglass would surely appreciate that while we now honor his birth date each February 14, Douglass himself was, until late in his life, not entirely sure of the date of his birth.
Did you know that there are two celebrations of Rosa Parks each year? This one is the first, which is celebrated in both California and Missouri, on the date of her birth, February 4. The second Rosa Parks day is observed on December 1, the anniversary of the date of her quiet rebellion and arrest.
February is Black History Month, when we honor and recognize the vital and impactful achievements of African Americans and their central role in U.S. history.
PSESD’s StEL team recently joined partners UW Bothell and Renton School District in lifting up the importance of educators’ mental health literacy on KOMO News.
Observed on the third Monday in January each year, Martin Luther King Jr. Day (also known as Civil Rights Day) takes place this year on Monday, January 16, and provides each of us with a chance to recommit to being a force for Antiracism in the world.
School Board Recognition Month provides us with a terrific opportunity to recognize the untiring and dedicated individuals on our School Boards — and their work in bringing leadership to our schools.
On January 1, 1863, President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation, which is still incorrectly assumed by many to be the moment that freed all U.S. slaves. The truth is much more complicated.
Also known as Wounded Knee Day of Reflection, Wounded Knee Day honors the memory of the over 200 (some estimate as many as 300) Lakota Sioux men, women, and children who were massacred by the U.S. 7th Cavalry Regiment near Wounded Knee Creek on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.
The winter holiday season is filled with a rich variety of celebrations, from Hanukkah and Christmas, to the Nochebuena celebration of those with Latin roots, to Kwanzaa, for those of African-American descent.
In celebration of #InclusiveSchoolsWeek, we’re excited to share this free opportunity for educators and families to learn from expert practitioners Shelley Moore and Katie Novak in a three-part series, Zooming In & Out on Inclusionary Practices.
National Special Education Day is celebrated every year on December 2, to commemorate the anniversary of our nation’s first federal special education law, the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), signed by President Ford on December 2, 1975.
It only takes a spark to light a fire, and when it came to the Civil Rights movement, one major spark toward change took place on December 1, 1955, when Rosa Parks, a Black woman in Montgomery, Alabama, bravely refused to relinquish her seat on the bus to another white passenger.
International Students Day is an international observance of student activism across the world that takes place each year on this day, November 17.