Starting for the 2023-24 school year, the NCESD STEM Materials Cooperative will implement several changes to better meet the needs of the districts it serves. Please review the content on this page to best prepare for the changes. Use the tabs above to learn more about specific changes to Elementary School curriculum and Middle School curriculum.

If you have any questions, please contact our team as soon as possible so we can assist you.

Cari Haug | Regional Science Coordinator |
Jane Schuyleman | Science Program Administrative Assistant |

Things to keep in mind…

** Nothing is changing for the 2022-23 school year for anyone in the STEM Materials Cooperative. **

Elementary School Curriculum

  • Elementary School Smithsonian for the Classroom units will continue to be used for K-5 classrooms during the 2023-24 school year.

Middle School Curriculum

  • Smithsonian STCMS units will be liquidated in June/July 2023.

  • Cooperative members will receive the new OpenSciEd units in time for the 2023-24 school year.

High School Curriculum

  • OpenSciEd is in development for its high school curriculum with a pilot program taking place during the 2022-23 school year.

Ready to start preparing for the Middle School curriculum switch in 2023-24?

OpenSciEd units are available to purchase now and trainings through ESSER funding will be available this summer and include free kits and travel. Trainings are FREE and include travel and lodging reimbursements, stipend, additional training for future facilitators, free kit materials for attending

  • Summer Institute on 6.1, 7.1, 8.1 July 26 – 28 (Vancouver)
  • Summer Institute on 6.2, 7.2 and 8.2 August 9-11 (Wenatchee)