Science, Technology, Engineering, & Mathematics

WestEd offers professional development, evaluation, research, coaching, and assessment development in all STEM subjects.

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 today’s content standards.

We prepare teachers, K–8, to navigate challenging concepts in life, earth, and physical science, as well as support students’ reading, writing, and discourse in science.

WestEd’s Making Sense of SCIENCE 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 & Development Center on Cognition & Mathematics Instruction is using cognitive science principles to redesign a mathematics curriculum.