Our Work

Washington State LASER helps schools and districts remove barriers and create opportunities for students to thrive in high-impact NGSS-aligned Science/STEM learning experiences. We meet school and district leaders where they are, and co-create strategic approaches that attend to the Pillars of a healthy PK-12 STEM ecosystem.

This work largely occurs within nine Regional Alliances and aligns to three focus areas and three overarching Goals.

As a statewide network of Science/STEM education leaders, we offer and participate in professional learning on issues of equity in STEM education and how to apply our learning to the system levers that enable equitable PK-12 STEM learning.

LASER 23/24 Focus Areas

Provide professional development for professional development facilitators and education leaders.

Engage administrators in instructional leadership for equitable implementation of Washington State Science Learning Standards/Next Generation Science Standards.

Strengthen K-12 Science/STEM pathways by identifying the enabling conditions that are correlated with K-12 pathways that are equitable for elementary students and conditions specific to secondary students.

Team at work

The LASER Pillars

  • operations/infrastructure
  • student pathways
  • community/administrator engagement
  • assessment
  • curriculum and
  • instructional materials.