Science Education in WA: Learning with ‘Hands and Minds’
Walk into a science classroom at Cedarcrest Middle School in Marysville, or Roosevelt Elementary in Yakima, and you will see hands-on, minds-on learning. Exploring concepts such as gravity, light, electricity, and energy happens with investigative projects where students ask questions, experiment, process with their classmates, and iterate. Washington State’s Science Learning Standards are designed to make science education accessible and relevant to all students, engaging them in hands-on technology and engineering practices that help them understand the world and prepare them for future careers. Learn more here.
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Parent Voices: "Education Opens Doors"
Raising up parents as partners in their kids’ education helps ensure that all students are prepared for the pathway of their choice after high school. We created three videos featuring Washington parents – check them out here.
Since 2013, the Ready Washington coalition has been providing students, families & teachers with clear, easy-to-use information to help students plan their path. WATCH
The Bridge to College transition courses help prepare students for success in college-level course work and avoid costly remedial classes. WATCH
Careers After School in Wenatchee
The time is ripe in high school for students to think about their next steps after graduation. WATCH
#OptInWA: Sarah and Caedmon
This is the story behind the story of two students who are opting in for a better education. WATCH
Career Ready: McKinstry
Hear from McKinstry employees about their career paths and some advice they have for today's students. WATCH
Camille Jones: "Do Something Hard, on Purpose, Every Single Day"
Washington state’s 2017 Teacher of the Year has the same advice for students as she does for teachers: “Do something hard, on purpose, every single day." WATCH
Martin Sortun Elementary: Building Confidence Through STEM
Robotics. Snap circuitry. 3-D Printing. These are just some of the everyday activities for students at the STEM&M Lab at Martin Sortun Elementary in Kent, WA. WATCH
Leading the Way: Lincoln High School and Nate Gibbs-Bowling
Lincoln High School teacher Nate Gibbs-Bowling exemplifies the school's dedication to teacher quality and preparing students for college, work and life. WATCH
Next Gen Science: Hands-On Learning
Two teachers in Kalama and Ridgfield school districts use Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) to improve student learning. WATCH
Opt In for Student Success
Students around Washington are talking about why they are opting in for a better education. WATCH
UW Dream Project: Mentoring Next Generation
The University of Washington's Dream Project assists low-income and first-generation high school students in attaining higher education. WATCH
Medical Lake SD: Every Student, Every Day
Medical Lake School District has a clear motto that focuses its work in helping students reach high expectations: every student, every day. WATCH
North Hill Elementary: Setting New Standard
North Hill Elementary in Des Moines has approached teaching Washington state's math and English language arts standards in a unique way. WATCH
Jeff Charbonneau: 2013 Teacher of the Year
Jeff Charbonneau, the 2013 National Teacher of the Year from Zillah, WA, believes in high standards and expectations for all students. WATCH