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FieldSTEM Celebration

Across Washington State, teachers, administrators, and community partners are bringing FieldSTEM to life in classrooms, schools and outdoor spaces. On November 10, 2021, PEI celebrated those efforts at a virtual FieldSTEM Celebration which also honored amazing individuals and organizations who have been strong advocates of our work. The online ceremony featured awards in six categories, with highlights and videos from each winner. Click on the videos below to hear directly from these amazing individuals and how they bring FieldSTEM to life.

Congratulations to all the awardees!


2021

Katie Standlea

Teacher of the Year

 

Thorp School District

District of the Year

Rayonier

Community Collaborator of the Year

 

On Track Academy

School of the Year

Senator Judy Warnick

Legislator of the Year

 

Rep. Sharon Shewmake

Legislator of the Year

Dr. Ellen Ebert, OSPI

Champion of the Year

 

 

2020

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 celebration was canceled, so those award winners were also recognized at the 2021 FieldSTEM Celebration.

John Hunter

Teacher of the Year

 

Puyallup School District

District of the Year

Capitol Land Trust

Community Collaborator of the Year

 

Valley

School of the Year

Rep. Jesse Johnson

Legislator of the Year

 

Rep. Mike Steele

Legislator of the Year

Partner with PEI

We build community connections between schools, local organizations, agencies and the natural resources industries of our state. These connections give students a chance to build a sense of place, explore local career opportunities and develop the critical thinking skills needed for our next generation of decision-makers who will consider ecosystems, community and economic tradeoffs.

We also empower teachers to embed career connected learning into their classroom units and create opportunities for students to engage in field-based science and engineering. When community partners work with PEI and teachers, they help create awareness of promising jobs in the community and clarify the types of skills a student needs to be hired. Career connected learning helps students plan for a successful future and it helps local businesses look forward to a skilled and inspired workforce. A win-win for communities!

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If you would like to talk with us about collaborating to bring locally relevant, career connected, outdoor STEM learning in your region, please contact us.

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