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Washington STEM’s STEM Innovation team incubates breakthrough ideas in STEM teaching and learning and then scales them across Washington in a cost-effective way. These quality STEM education ideas are from our state, nation, and world and are accelerating teacher and student success.

Initiatives: Computer Science

Computer science is a core component of many of our state's hottest jobs. It is foundational to many other fields, both analytical and artistic. We are working with policy makers, schools, and community organizations to coordinate and scale up implementation of computer science education.

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Initiatives: Teaching Quality

The quality of instruction students receive remains one of the strongest predictors of their success. We are building on our policy and educator professional development work of the past five years to support effective and innovative STEM teaching throughout Washington state.

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Initiatives: Career Connected Learning

Washington state ranks second in the concentration of STEM jobs. Washington STEM is working with business leaders and educators to develop a coordinated approach to link Washington students with STEM jobs.

Initiatives: Engineering

Engineering is essential to solving Washington's most complex challenges. Yet, most students and even adults considering a career change have no formal exposure or entry points to engineering careers. Washington STEM is working with our state, community, and business partners to develop high-quality and scalable models that will bring engineering to every Washington student.

Initiatives: Early Math

Research shows that early math skills are the greatest predictor of future academic achievement. We are working with education and community partners to provide high-quality early math education to every Washington child.

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