School-wide Elementary Improvement in Science and Mathematics Instruction through Collaboration (SEISMIC)

Western Washington University in partnership with Concrete, Bellingham and Sedro Woolley school districts focus on working with a whole school concept to bring school-wide systemic change in improving math and science instruction. The professional development targets rigorous content within math and science, and the authentic integration of math and science based on the CCSSM and Washington State K–12 Science Learning Standards and NGSS Framework. Professional development also helps teachers design formative assessments aligned to the math and science content. Professional Learning Communities meet monthly to share action plans, provide peer feedback and a provide collaboration among teachers. Saturday workshops are attended by both teachers and principals to analyze student work and student understanding. Principals are invited to participate in Principal leadership workshops provided by another MSP funded grant (TWSSP). Seventy-five K-5 teachers will participate in the 3 year project.

SEISMIC Website containing slide presentations and documents

For more information contact:

Kim Markworth, Principal Investigator, email:
Shannon Warren, Project Director, email: