SW Washington STEM Learning Network

Activity Update for the Week of 1/4 - 1/8


A solid STEM education opens doors to opportunity for Washington’s students. But what’s going on in our communities to help or hinder students in STEM education? What resources do students need to succeed? What’s getting in their way? How can we work as a community to replicate the good things and overcome the barriers?

Educators, we want YOU to join STEM industry leaders, parents and students, legislators, and community leaders on either of our learning bus tours to look at how communities across the region and state are addressing STEM education challenges. This year, the Tour will take a special look at Common Core/Next Generation Science Standards to see how the standards impact delivery of STEM education. You may apply for either tour:

The Statewide Learning Tour will meet in Vancouver on March 16 and take a bus to STEM

education related sites in Vancouver, Yakima (March 17), and Spokane (March 18). Participants will make their own arrangements back home. After the Learning Tour, participants will be asked to participate in a few events to build on the momentum of the Tour. These events include community Town Halls, media outreach, and meetings with elected officials.

Statewide Learning Tour Overview

Apply here: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/R23TRDY to join the tour!

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Digital Technology Expo

On Thursday, April 28th 2016 the Greater Vancouver Chamber of Commerce will produce the “Digital Technology Expo and Luncheon” which will consist of five parts: a multi zone technology expo directed at business application, a lively demonstration stage, an education preview, a dynamic digital technology luncheon and, finally a “Technology Happy Hour!” This event will be unparalleled in our region and combines the strength of the City’s Innovation Partnership Zone (IPZ) in Digital Technology, WSU-Vancouver’s Creative Media & Digital Culture Program, the Columbia River Economic Development Council and a number of other community partners. This will be the premier venue for experiencing new technologies, fueling the creative fire of students and increasing the community’s general knowledge and application of digital technologies.

GVCC Tech Expo and Luncheon Overview

Mathematics Coordinator

Work in concert with the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction, ESD staff, and local districts to create a powerful, collaborative, and coherent regional delivery system to provide professional development and support to schools and school districts for mathematical instruction that will improve student proficiency in mathematics, as measured by the Washington State Learning Standards, and allow all students to participate fully in their future.

Apply Here

STEM Interviewing Workshop at Columbia River High School

Tuesday, Jan. 12th, 2:15pm

800 Northwest 99th Street

Vancouver, WA

SW Region C Invitational Science Olympiad Tournament

Saturday, Jan. 16th, 8am

26900 Southeast 15th Street

Camas, WA

NGSS in the Field: How to Support NGSS Learning Outdoors

Thursday, Jan. 14th, 9am-3pm

2606 West Pioneer, Puyallup, 98501, United States

Join us: Thursday, January 14th 9:00 AM -3:00 PM

FREE STEM Teacher Professional Development Workshop

NGSS in the Field: How to Support NGSS Learning Outdoors

Specially designed for Informal Educators and K-12 Teachers

  • Learn how to use the NGSS framework to support science content knowledge
  • Experience hands-on lessons outdoors, and create links to your own activities
  • Deepen your understanding with specific practices, techniques and strategies
  • Collaborate with local educators on learning about and planning for the NGSS
WSU D. F. Allmendinger Center, Room B2606 West Pioneer
Puyallup, 98501 United States

Seats are limited.

To Register, Visit:


Resume and Interview Workshop by Worksource at Hayes Freedom High School

Tuesday, Jan. 19th, 12:45pm

1919 Northeast Ione Street

Camas, WA

STEM Speed Networking Event at Pacific Middle School

Thursday, Jan. 21st, 8:30am

2017 Northeast 172nd Avenue

Vancouver, WA

2016 Camas STEM Girls Event

Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 9am-1:30pm

26900 Southeast 15th Street

Camas, WA

Engaging young females in the possibilities of a career in a STEM field. This year the event is limited to Camas students but we plan to make this a regional event next year.


Saturday, Jan. 23rd, 1pm

14204 Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue

Vancouver, WA

AP Connect

Saturday, Jan. 30th, 10:30am-12:30pm

14204 Northeast Salmon Creek Avenue

Vancouver, WA