Washington State LASER helps schools and districts remove barriers and create opportunities for students to thrive in high-impact NGSS-aligned 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: operations/infrastructure, student pathways, community and administrator engagement, assessment, curriculum, and instructional materials.
LASER is part of the K-12 STEM programmatic area at Washington STEM, which also includes partnerships to diversify and improve the STEM teaching workforce and ensure students have access to and succeed in rigorous coursework.
This work largely occurs within nine Regional Alliances.
As a statewide network of 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.