On August 16 and 17, ESD 112 and ESD 113 will host the Science Summit at Centralia Community College. The Summit brings together the state’s top STEM educators for a multi-day professional learning experience centered on implementing the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).

The Summit features a keynote speaker each day, followed by three sessions offering many different options for teacher self-selected learning. Sessions are presented by Washington State Science Fellows, Math Fellows, Science Leadership teachers, Regional Science, Math and ELA Coordinators, and local community and informal educators. All grade levels are addressed over the two-day summit, including special strands for ELL students, integrating computer science and robotics and many others. A pre-summit day is also offered on August 15 for elementary teachers to dig deeper into the NGSS standards at their grade levels, and examine science kit materials available to support those standards.

The cost is $175 for members and $225 for non-members.