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Teaching & Learning

The purpose of the Teaching and Learning Department is to provide focused leadership to deliver quality, coordinated services to meet the needs of our educational communities in our shared goal of improving student achievement.

Computer Science

Support professional learning to grow educator leadership capacity around computer science and the understanding and implementation of the Washington State Computer Science Learning Standards.

Curriculum Directors

Support and resources for those in the NWESD region that serve as teaching and learning leads within their district.

District Assessment Coordinators

Support and resources for those in the NWESD region that serve as District Assessment Coordinator (DAC) in their district.

Educator Effectiveness (TPEP)

Teacher and Principal Evaluation Program (TPEP) support and resources for administrators, district staff, and teachers.


The Fellows Network is a group of instructional leaders who help school districts implement the state learning standards in mathematics, English Language Arts (ELA), and science as well as Early Learning guidelines. 

Highly Capable

Support and resources for administrators and teachers in the understanding of the Highly Capable law and assist with the development of enhanced learning programs for all students based on their needs.


Literacy services provide leadership and specific program offerings to individuals, schools, and districts that meet the challenge of providing research-based literacy instruction to all students, in all grade levels, across all disciplines.


Improving mathematics coordination within the region is one of the most vital challenges we encounter.  We work with our regional partners to build a comprehensive, coherent and collaborative system of mathematics education that is research-based and standards compliant.

Migrant Education Program (MEP)

NWESD Migrant Education Program is funded by the Washington State OSPI MEP Office and is contracted to deliver quality services to the migrant project and non-project districts.


Science services support science education reform for students, teachers, schools, and districts.  We provide professional development, technical assistance, content training, and access to cooperative services to supplement classroom materials.

System & School Improvement

The NWESD supports schools and districts engaged in a data-driven (Data Support), research-based, and results-oriented system focused on the improvement of student achievement. Additionally, we provide technical assistance to schools and districts already “in improvement” which may be receiving services from the Secondary Education and School Improvement Office at OSPI.

Title 1/LAP

The Title 1/LAP Network meets quarterly to bring together the Title 1 and LAP directors from our districts with our liaison from the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction.   Resources, schedules and links for the Title 1/LAP network are coming soon to the library.


The Northwest Educational Service District 189 is committed to providing access to all individuals, with or without disabilities, seeking information on our website. Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act requires that all individuals with disabilities have access to and use of information and data, comparable to that provided to individuals without disabilities unless an undue burden would be imposed on us. Throughout this website, we make use of different third-party websites, PDFs, and applications to provide information about our agency and to connect our staff and visitors to various educational resources and services. Some of these PDFs, applications, and sites are not controlled by the NWESD. 

Please contact us at 360-299-4000 or communications@nwesd.org if because of a disability you are unable to access content on the NWESD’s website, have questions about the accessibility of content or technology used by the NWESD, and/or would like to report barriers to accessing any information on this website. Or if you use assistive technology (such as a screen reader, eye tracking device, voice recognition software, etc.) and have difficulty accessing information on our website, please contact us and provide the URL of the material you tried to access, the problem you experienced, and your contact information. We will contact you and attempt to provide the information you are seeking.

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