An Insider’s Sneak Peek Into Learning Labs PT.III

Through rain, sleet, and snow we have been determined to visit and assess the Learning Labs that Governor Jay Inslee, Washington STEM,  and the Workforce Training Board identified last September. The Learning Labs program will ultimately create more work experience opportunities for young people throughout Washington. In our third round of Learning Lab site visits, we […]

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Computer Science and Special Education

When a person talks about equity, they usually talk about race, gender, and socio-economic backgrounds, which are major issues, but when we talk about equity we need to make sure to include students with disabilities. According to the National Center of Education Statistics, 12 percent of our state’s students have a cognitive disability of some […]

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An Insider’s Sneak Peek into Learning Labs pt.II

Happy New Year! We here at Washington STEM have been continuing our collaboration with the Workforce Board in observing, across the state, the different Learning Labs that create work experiences for young people.   Before the New Year, we had talked about five Learning Labs that Washington STEM had visited;  since then we have had […]

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Student Design Team Night: STEMfest for Girls

In early November we hosted a first Student Design Team meeting with the intention of having students help us design a STEMfest event for girls. A STEMfest is an event that promotes STEM-related subjects by way of guest speakers, workshops, breakout sessions, etc. The STEMfest we are planning with this group of students is specific […]

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Perspective From the Road: Student Resources Are Not Gifts

Four weeks ago, 40 educators, administrators, advocates, and the Washington STEM team, including myself, hopped aboard a bus to explore STEM education across Washington. This particular trip was geared towards a large state-wide representation of STEM education in various communities in southern and eastern Washington. Our goal? To spend three days immersed in communities around Washington […]

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