PEI delivers high-quality professional development and consultation services for educators in equitable, locally relevant, career connected, outdoor STEM education.
We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit working statewide to achieve systemic change in Washington State by helping educators embed our FieldSTEM® Model in their classrooms, schools, and districts so their students develop into scientifically literate citizens, equipped to make balanced decisions for sustainable communities.
As a Washington-State-approved clock hour provider, all of our workshops meet the standards and definition of “professional learning” adopted by the Washington Legislature: a comprehensive, sustained, job-embedded and collaborative approach to improving teachers’ and principals’ effectiveness in raising student achievement. Our professional learning opportunities help formal teachers earn continuing education so they can renew their teaching certificates and support both formal and nonformal educators in advancing their careers and providing effective, community-connected, field-based STEM education for their students.
We asked the Superintendents, Principals and Teaching & Learning Directors who attended our 2018 FieldSTEM Leadership Institute to share why they believe FieldSTEM is important for all students. Here is what Julie Price, Principal of Gess Elementary School in the Chewelah School District, had to say.