Three Standards of Mathematical Practice as Exemplified on the Washington STEM Learning Tour

As I began the 36-hour journey on the Puget Sound STEM Learning Tour with Washington STEM, I was incredibly anxious to observe classrooms and talk to students. Being a math teacher, it had been over two years since I’d done any similar observation experience. I was hoping this experience would continue my development of truly […]

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Practicing Good Professional Development with Video Technology

Last Friday we took part in Washington STEM’s annual STEM-PD (Professional Development) Conference. Washington STEM’s STEM-PD Team has been working for the past three years to pioneer the use of technology that provides teachers with professional development experiences that improve instruction.   Because of the STEM-PD Team’s work, hundreds of teachers have been able to […]

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You have 30 seconds!

“You have 30 seconds to tell who you are, what you’re passionate about, and why this area of work interests you.” That was the charge given by Jason Archer, Managing Director from Accenture, in one of three mini-workshops at a recent Washington MESA Career Readiness Networking Event.   Washington MESA is a statewide organization housed […]

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Support Computer Science with Code.org

Computer science helps provide the foundation for students to grapple with and succeed in a world that is rapidly changing. With computer science principles helping guide that change, a robust computer science education is more important than ever.   Enter Code.org, a  nonprofit whose goals consist of expanding access to computer science and increasing participation […]

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