Featured Projects

Partnership for Science and Engineering Practices: Supported by a Math and Science Partnership award from Washington’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction partnering Seattle Public Schools, the Renton School District, University of Washington’s Colleges of Engineering and Education, and the Institute for Systems Biology, the project will focus on professional development to deliver science modules that address teachers’ knowledge of science and engineering content and pedagogy with tools to support planning of and reflection on science and engineering instruction. Learn More

My Future My Science: ISB scientists and educators are currently working on a project to pioneer K-12 resource development purposed with introducing students to predictive biology and personalized health. Watch the video and learn how you can help at myfuturemyscience.org.

Science Educators' Network for Professional Growth (SEN): SEN was initiated in response to the growing need for regional science education professional development opportunities. The program offers experienced classroom science teachers an opportunity to engage in an intensive training experience toward becoming professional development facilitators.

SEA-Science Project (Systems Education Approach to Science): The SEA-Science Project is a pre-college science education program funded by the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and supports a partnership between the Renton School District and ISB. The pilot project is helping teachers in the district's 13 elementary schools better utilize the adopted science curriculum.

Observing for Evidence of Learning (OEL): OEL is a four-year research study that focuses on a new professional development model for science teachers. The model ultimately helps teachers better collaborate within their schools and better utilize their adopted curriculum. Results of the study were significant, with some schools increasing their students' achievement scores in science by as much as 44 percent.

Observing for Evidence of Learning-Math (OEL-M): The success of the OEL model prompted The Boeing Company to provide a grant to ISB to adapt OEL for math. This study will be conducted in the Everett school district.

North Sound LASER Alliance: The NSLA is one of is one of 10 Washington State regional LASER Alliances. ISB serves as the fiscal agent for the NSLA. CIS staff provide administrative leadership and professional development coordination for the Alliance.