WestEd offers professional development, evaluation, research, coaching, and assessment development in all STEM subjects, including the less commonly addressed fields of technology and engineering.
We offer teacher professional development and classroom lessons to help students reach key mathematics standards, address and overcome common misconceptions, and develop academic language. Much of our work provides support for the Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.
We prepare teachers, K–8, to navigate challenging concepts in life, earth, and physical science, as well as support their students' reading, writing, and discourse in science.
WestEd's Making Sense of SCIENCE, for example, is an approach to teacher learning that focuses on science understanding, classroom practice, literacy proficiency, and pedagogical reasoning.
WestEd projects use technology in innovative ways, for example, through simulations to enhance student learning and assessment.
Our National Research and Development Center on Cognition and Mathematics Instruction is using cognitive science principles to redesign a mathematics curriculum and is evaluating the efficacy of the revised curriculum to determine whether it improves students' mathematics achievement.