Teaching & Learning

The purpose of the Teaching and Learning Department is to provide focused leadership to deliver quality, coordinated services to meet the needs of our educational communities in our shared goal of improving student achievement.

Curriculum Directors
Support and resources for those in the NWESD region that serve as teaching and learning leads within their district.

Highly Capable
The 2013-2014 school year has been identified as a transition year for school districts to understand and implement Highly Capable programs to comply with the new law and meet student needs. All districts will need to be in compliance by the beginning of the 2014-2015 school year.

Literacy services provide leadership and specific program offerings to individuals, schools, and districts that meet the challenge of providing research-based literacy instruction to all students, in all grade levels, across all disciplines.

Improving mathematics coordination within the region is one of the most vital challenges we encounter.  We work with our regional partners to build a comprehensive, coherent and collaborative system of mathematics education that is research based and standards compliant.

Migrant Education Program (MEP)
NWESD Migrant Education Program is funded by the Washington State OSPI MEP Office and is contracted to deliver quality services to migrant project and non-project districts.

Regional District Assessment Coordinators
Support and resources for those in the NWESD region that serve as District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) in their district.

Science services support science education reform for students, teachers, schools and districts.  We provide professional development, technical assistance, content training, and access to cooperative services to supplement classroom materials. 

STEM Clock Hours
Guideance for clock hours. Beginning September 1, 2014, continuing educaiton or professional growth plans for teachers at the elementary and secondary levels in STEM-related subjects must include a specific focus on the integration of science, math, technology, and engineering instruction. 

Student & School Success
The NWESD supports schools and districts engaged in a data-driven, research-based, and results-oriented system focused on the improvement of student achievement. Additionally, we provide technical assistance to schools and districts already “in improvement” which may be receiving services from the Secondary Education and School Improvement Office at OSPI.

Title 1/LAP
The Title 1/LAP Network meets quarterly to bring together the Title 1 and LAP directors from our districts with our liaison from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.   Resources, schedules and links for the Title 1/LAP network are coming soon to the library.

Support and resources for school administrators and teachers implementing the new teacher and principal evaluation.


For more information contact: Pam Estvold, Assistant Superintendent for Teaching & Learning, (360) 299-4036 or, Jennifer Longchamps, Administrative Assistant, (360) 299-4095

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