Washington STEM is a nonprofit dedicated to advancing excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education in Washington State.South Colby Elementary and John Sedgwick Junior High have been selected to be among 45 schools across Washington State to participate in a cutting-edge STEM and projected base learning initiative. This initiative will provide teachers with stronger professional development in math and science teaching aligned to Common Core and Next Generation Science Standards.The professional development initiative uses state of the art technology that enables teachers to take charge of their own professional learning. STEM-PD is part of the Washington STEM initiative. Washington STEM is a statewide, nonprofit advancing excellence, equity, and innovation in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) education. Launched in March 2011 with the support from the business, education, and philanthropic communities, the goal is to re-imagined and revitalize STEM education across Washington.