- Improve the effectiveness of educational programs
- Deliver specialized services otherwise unavailable
- Provide leadership for innovative and effective educational practices
- Build networks and partnerships among districts and other agencies
- Link schools with regional, state and national educational resources
ReadyWA and PSESD believe teacher leadership is essential for successful, large-scale systemic change in education. ReadyWA and PSESD also believe that the use of social media is an effective means of helping to sustain systemic change in instructional practice.
Washington State Teacher Leaders are also hosting monthly Twitter chats using the #WATeachLead hashtag the second Sunday of every month at 7pm PST, and the #TPEPChat hashtag the fourth Sunday of every month at 7pm PST.
Superintendents Advocating for and Valuing Education
The superintendents of the 35 school districts in King and Pierce counties and Bainbridge Island are united as SAVE – Superintendents Advocating for and Valuing Education. Together we serve nearly 400,000 children in our schools.The Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) serves as the convener of the group.
Learn more at: supts.www.psesd.org
Road Map District Consortium – Race to the Top
The Auburn, Federal Way, Highline, Kent, Renton, Seattle and Tukwila school districts competed together for federal funding in fall 2012 as the “Road Map District Consortium”. The name is a reference to the districts’ participation in the Road Map Project, a collaborative effort to dramatically improve education in South Seattle and South King County.
The districts’ 320-page plan was among 16 winners picked from nearly 400 applications, the U.S. Department of Education said in December 2012. The region was one of only two applicants to win the maximum award of $40 million.
The Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD) is responsible for managing the grant’s implementation and functions as the fiscal agent.
Learn more at: roadmapracetothetop.org
Puget Sound Coalition for College and Career Readiness
For more information, please contact:
Hilary Loeb, Ph.D.
Director, Puget Sound Coalition for College and Career Readiness
P: (425) 917-7603
South King County STEM Network
A regional STEM Network, whose goal is a “world class” STEM education for all students in the Road Map Districts, has developed a five-year businessplan to bring this goal to fruition. Leading the effort is Puget Sound Educational Service District (PSESD), Community Center for Education Results (CCER), Washington STEM and a Leadership and Advisory Team of STEM businesses, community organizations, higher education, youth, and K-12 educators. The “Road Map” districts are Renton, Tukwila, Highline, Kent, Federal Way, Auburn and South Seattle. These districts and their community partners are working to double the number of students who are on track to graduate from college or earn a career credential by 2020 and to closing the achievement gap. Their work is referred to as the Road Map Project, a collective impact initiative being led by CCER.
The STEM Network is working collaboratively with the Road Map Project. The goal is to achieve educational and workforce needs. That means preparing all students to be STEM literate and creating clear pathways to STEM fields in post-secondary education and careers. We want all students in the Road Map districts prepared for STEM jobs so they can participate in and propel our innovation-oriented, knowledge-based local economy.
The STEM Network is an action-oriented partnership of multiple organizations within a defined geographic area, working in concert toward the common goal of student success in STEM. This community-based strategy engages schools, nonprofits, businesses, and others to drive innovation and improvements in STEM teaching and learning at a systems level.
Learn more at: southkingcountystem.org