High School Science OER Course Development Project

Administered by ESD 171


  • Andy Boyd
  • Mechelle LaLanne


By Invitation ONLY.  In order to accomplish the important tasks needed, as well as share it as an Open Education Resource (OER) so all of our districts can benefit, a selected group of teachers will work on one unit between December 2016 and July 2017 and present that unit in August 2017. Time will be spent on learning the educational resources available from NASA in order to incorporate NASA data, missions, and lessons into each unit.

With the adoption of the Washington State Science Learning Standards (Next Generation Science Standards) in 2013, Washington began a four-year transition to implement these standards and develop a statewide assessment. As the final phase of the transition begins to unfold in the 2016-2017 school year and the Next Generation Science Assessment (NGSA) becomes operation in the spring of 2018, districts are in need of new course maps for high school.

Achieve, an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit education reform organization that helped develop the standards, continues to provide guidance for implementation. One of the key resources are the Course Bundles that identify which performance expectation could be grouped together to form units of instruction. The Course Bundle for year one of high school is comprised of 27-performance expectation divided among 6 four-week long units.

At this time, there have been few, if any, publishers that have created curriculum to align to the new standards. Knowing that the class of 2021 (next year’s freshman) will be assessed on the new standards, there has been a request from many of our districts to assist in the development of units around the Achieve Course Bundles.


North Central ESD
430 Olds Station Road Wenatchee WA 98801


  • Thu, January 19 2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    NCESD - Cedar Room
  • Wed, February 22 2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    NCESD - Cottonwood Retreat 1
  • Tue, March 14 2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    CTC - Skykomish Room
  • Wed, May 3 2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    NCESD - Ponderosa Room
  • Wed, May 24 2017 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    NCESD - Ponderosa Room


Event # 23029

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Tuesday Jan 31, 2017 12:00 AM

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Professional Hours
Clock Hour Number: WEA0053
30 Clock Hours $60.00