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Our Vision for Science Learning

All students, especially students of color, have culturally relevant experiences through caring adult relationships that allow them to have voice in their learning and see themselves as knowers and doers of science  

Puget Sound ESD supports the instructional shifts and systemic changes necessary for all students to engage in the vision for equitable science teaching and learning called for in A Framework for K-12 Science Education and reflected in the Next Generation Science Standards.

"Equity in science education requires that all students are provided with equitable opportunities to learn science and become engaged in science and engineering practices; with access to quality space, equipment, and teachers to support and motivate that learning and engagement; and adequate time spent on science.  In addition, the issue of connecting to students’ interests and experiences is particularly important for broadening participation in science." 

~ NRC, A Framework for K-12 Science Education, p. 28 

To achieve our vision, PSESD supports school district leaders and teachers of science in shifting to instructional practices that empower students to see themselves as scientists and engineers, as knowers of big science ideas and solvers of engaging and relevant problems. 

To ensure this vision, PSESD provides services including:  

  • Science Leadership Collaborative of regional district science leaders 
  • Science Fellows Teacher Leader Network 
  • ClimeTime professional learning