The University of Portland STEM Education and Outreach Center offers a self-paced, on-line Cascadia Earthquake Education course. The course is organized into four modules that introduce plate tectonics and earthquake science and applies specifically to Cascadia Earthquakes and Tsunamis.
This PD contains lesson plans for classroom activities and demonstrations. These lesson plans are designed for middle school students but can be adapted to elementary and high school levels. Each lesson plan specifies the NGSS standards addressed. Most lesson plans have an accompanying set of supporting resources such as student worksheets and answer keys.
It is estimated that it will take about 28 hours to complete the course, and successful completion of the course will result in receipt of a certificate for 28 PDUs. If you have an interest and would like to register for the course, please send your preferred email address to: Robert Butler, University of Portland, firstname.lastname@example.org . You will then receive information on how to access this free on-line course!