Mathematics & Science
WestEd works with educators and policymakers to ensure that all students have a challenging mathematics and science education.
We make use of the best and latest research about how teachers can more effectively present complex mathematics and science material, how districts and states can design and implement the best assessment strategies and innovative practices, and how policymakers can make informed decisions.
Math Pathways & Pitfalls Institute
Teachers attending this institute will learn ways to help students overcome pitfalls, boost learning of key mathematics standards, and develop academic language. The institutes also highlight crucial strategies for working with diverse learners.
Making Sense of SCIENCE
Learn how to implement Understanding Science professional development courses in your school, district, local education agency, university, or school reform organization.
Algebra Intervention: Aim for Algebra Curriculum & Professional Development
Learn more about this intervention curriculum, which provides struggling students with learning experiences that reinforce, refresh, and reteach the most important algebra concepts.
Developing Algebraic Thinking Workshops
This workshop helps mathematics teachers, grades 6-10, deepen understanding of algebra/algebraic thinking.
Discussion Builders Workshop
This one-day workshop is ideal for K–8 teachers who would like to help students with diverse academic, linguistic, and cultural backgrounds participate in, and successfully learn from, discussion-based lessons.
Evaluation of Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics Education Programs
Our researchers provide quality evaluation services to clients conducting informal programs in science, technology, engineering, & mathematics education.
Improving Mathematics Teaching Through Leadership and Teacher Professional Development
Increase your understanding of student mathematical thinking, consider the implications for your teaching, and improve your classroom practice.
K-12 Alliance Science Content Institutes
Increase your science content knowledge and pedagogical skills for teaching science.
Learning to Lead Mathematics K-12 Professional Development Institutes
Our staff work with groups of leaders, K-12, to help them design and implement quality mathematics professional development.
Learning ZoneTM After-School Learning Centers
The Learning ZoneTM provides supplementary education for area high school and middle school students struggling with algebra and algebra readiness.
Making Mathematics Accessible to English Learners Professional Development
Participants enhance their knowledge and skills to differentiate instruction and assessment for diverse learners, particularly English learners, thereby giving all students universal, equitable access to a rigorous mathematics curriculum.
Mathematics Leadership Seminars
These seminars develop the skills, sensibilities, and long-term capacities of leaders working with teachers K-12.
PASS Science Assessment: Partnership for the Assessment of Standards-Based Science
Our staff can help you meet specific science assessment requirements and national science standards.
Supporting High Quality Science Teaching, Learning, and Continuous Assessment
Through hands-on engagement and exploration, you will experience the full cycle of inquiry and continuous assessment, modeled in a specific science content area.
Teachers As Learners
Learn how to use Teachers as Learners: A Multimedia Kit for Professional Development in Science and Mathematics in creating customized science and mathematics professional development.
Enhance your instruction and learning in science through the Teaching-Learning Collaborative.
The Making Science Accessible to English Learners Professional Development
Workshop participants engage in a hands-on, student-centered model lesson as they learn research-based teaching strategies for English learners.