Welcome to ESD 105 Science!
Our mission is to support the work of science educators throughout South Central Washington to make access to science education equitable for all students.
"Equity in science education requires that all students are provided with equitable opportunities to learn science and become engaged in science and engineering practices; with access to quality space, equipment, and teachers to support and motivate that learning and engagement; and adequate time spent on science. In addition, the issue of connecting to students’ interests and experiences is particularly important for broadening participation in science."
NRC, A Framework for K-12 Science Education, p. 28
Supporting K-12 Science Education
ClimeTime is facilitated by the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) — in collaboration with the UW Institute for Science + Math Education—through a Washington State budget proviso of $4 million in 2018-2019 originally requested by Governor Inslee. OSPI manages the network and the grant funding flows through all nine Educational Service Districts (ESDs) in Washington ($3 million) and seven community-based organizations (CBOs) ($1 million) which are launching programs for science teacher training linking Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) and climate science
Information about why STEM education is important for our students and our state. Find out about career-connected learning.
Washington Science Teachers Association (WSTA)
Find out about WSTA Conferences and professional learning events