SMATE and Local Partnerships
SMATE Partnerships Bridge Formal and Informal Learning
In Winter & Spring quarters 2022 SCED 480/490 students developed and piloted curriculum for NSEA's Students for Salmon program in partnership with local area teachers.
WWU Science Education students developed, refined and helped implement the curriculum for Forest School.
WWU Science Education designed and ran a virtual science fair program during the Covid-19 pandemic
WWU Science Education students developed, implemented, and refined curriculum to complement field trips to the museum.
High school science teachers and Western faculty are building a new 9th grade physical science course with units centered on issues of equity and justice within the Skagit Valley.
This NSF funded project is working to develop highly qualified teacher leaders in science at elementary grade levels.
As part of their science education methods courses, WWU Science Education students during the Covid-19 pandemic created science content for early release days.