There is need for access to high-quality instructional materials to support implementation of the NGSS standards. The STEM Materials Center (SMC) at ESD112 provides the core curriculum to hundreds of middle school teachers every year, and these materials are in need of adaptation to support student learning. It is not necessary to purchase new materials in order to implement the intent of the Framework for K-12 Science Education; this intent can be achieved by carefully adapting curriculum with the appropriate tools and well-trained teachers and other leaders.

This project brings together middle school science and STEM teachers from across the 30 districts served by ESD112 to develop a Regional Instructional Materials OER Collaborative. With the support of the ESD STEM Director, this group developed, reviewed and adapted potential OER materials using the EQuIP rubric to support bundles of performance expectations and collaborated on integrating OER into existing STEM kits that the ESD STEM Center provides regionally.

Help us to grow this professional learning and sharing community! We encourage teachers and teams to submit units they’ve adapted or created to the site for review by the team, and potential inclusion on the website.

Our Team

Vickei Hrdina

STEM Director

Career Connected Learning

Pranjali Upadhyay

Integrated Curriculum Specialist

STEM storylines
OER development
Elementary science leadership
PBL for Flipped Internships
STEM integration

Stacy Meyer

Science Coordinator

Science Fellows
Secondary science leadership
District science support

Serena Decator

STEM Materials Specialist

STEM Materials Center operations
Kit assignment & scheduling
Lego, Beebot, Ozobot checkout

Effie Triol

Literacy K-4 Coordinator

ELA Fellows
ELL/Literacy Coordinators
Regional ELA support

Molly Daley

Math Coordinator

Math Fellows
Math Leader Network
Math Anywhere!
District math support

Kristina Wambold

Digital Learning Coach

Project-based learning coach
Data Improvement Lead
Computer Science Integration
Google, Microsoft Trainer

Katherine Livick

Integrated Learning Coach

Computer Science
Special Education Inclusion
Technology Integration