November 8, 2022—Research shows that participating in out-of-school-time (OST) programs focused on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) helps promote academic success, health, well-being, and identity development. In order for youth to have access to the inclusive and engaging STEM learning environments that they deserve, educational institutions need to invest in OST educators and resources […]
New WestEd Research Finds Curriculum Materials Designed for the Next Generation Science Standards Show Promise
WestEd is pleased to present new findings from a recent randomized controlled trial led by the agency to examine the efficacy of the widely available Amplify Science Middle School (ASMS) curriculum for advancing seventh grade students’ learning in relation to the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) performance expectations.
The What Works Clearinghouse, REL West, and Doing What Works offer a trove of evidence-based resources to stir and sustain girls’ interest in science and math—in the classroom, at home, and in careers.
Science classrooms are an ideal venue for students to engage in embedded social and emotional learning that is authentically essential to the tasks at hand.
Putting Science Instruction at the Center of Re-engagement: An Interview with the Lawrence Hall of Science's Ardice Hartry
To explore how science education can help re-engage students and rebuild strong cultures of collaboration and inquiry in schools, we sat down with Ardice Hartry of the Lawrence Hall of Science.
The evidence-based Reading Apprenticeship program has helped thousands of educators around the country to improve students’ academic identity, engagement, subject-area knowledge, and disciplinary literacy.
Learn how teams in Los Angeles County are collaborating to build teacher capacity to create and use performance assessment as part of the teaching and learning process.
Spotlight: A Roundup of WestEd's 2020 Resources Designed to Support Educators During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Check out this selection of resources created in response to changes prompted by the COVID-19 pandemic. These publications and webinars cover diverse topics of interest to educators at all levels.
In science and beyond, in person and remotely, we have an opportunity to cultivate learners who go after their curiosity and are rewarded with the thrill of discovery.