Educator Resources

Pinteresting Thanksgiving classroom activities

By myralopez on November 1, 2016 in Educator Resources, Science

Gobble, gobble! We’ve put together a feast of Thanksgiving activities and crafts for your classroom. Thanksgiving science Collaborative, hands-on activities. [see pin here] Thanksgiving STEM challenges Challenges follow the path of Pilgrims settling in America. [see pin here] Thirsty Thanks...

William Penuel, a professor at the University of Colorado Boulder and founding member of a research-practice partnership with Denver Public Schools that began in 2007 and continues today, gave a talk on DBIR at Washington University on Thursday, Oct. 13. A packed room of nearly 40 people came out to hear the talk that was sponsored by the Institute for School Partnership.

Bridging education research and practice

By myralopez on October 24, 2016 in Educator Resources

Great strides are being made in education research. But despite those great efforts by great people challenges persist. In particular, effectively scaling up or replicating successful educational programs proves difficult. The solution to bridging the gap between research and practice is Design-B...

‘Spooktacular’ Halloween themed pins

By myralopez on October 3, 2016 in Educator Resources

Don’t let Halloween lesson planning scare you. We’ve got you covered. We’ve put together a goodie bag full of Halloween-inspired lesson plans to share with your students. It’s messy but the kids will love this erupting pumpkin experiment. [see pin here] Interesting infographic on how countries ma...

Engaging students in exploration

By gbarajas on March 7, 2016 in Community Engagement, Educator Resources, MySci, Science

His fans call him Mr. Roco, and he may be the most famous member of the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) team at Washington University. Each week Mr. Roco visits local schools with the MySci Investigation Station, where he is often met with screams from his adoring, or slightly terrified, f...

A novel approach to engineering

By gbarajas on February 29, 2016 in Community Engagement, Educator Resources, Engineering, STEM

A voice crackles over the intercom, calling for the attention of all engineers in the building. However, the listening ears belong, not to adults, but to the students of Bermuda Elementary in the Ferguson-Florissant School District. The students at Bermuda were about to participate in the first o...

5 engineering projects we love

By gbarajas on February 22, 2016 in Educator Resources, Engineering

To celebration National Engineers Week, we wanted to share our top five engineering projects that are perfect for K-5 students and easily integrated into any science curriculum. Building a windmill Suggested Grade Level: 4th-5th This engineering project is one of our favorites because it simplifi...

Leading the way in science education

By gbarajas on January 14, 2016 in Educator Resources, Science, STEM

Debbie Spiezio has taught in Rockwood School District for nearly 30 years, and today, her students will learn about the digestive system. However, the curriculum that will guide this lesson was not something that she found online, that her district provided her, or that was written by someone at ...

Three resolutions for educators in the new year

By gbarajas on January 14, 2016 in Educator Resources

1. INVEST IN YOURSELF. As a teacher, you are a professional. An expert in your field and a leader for not only your students but your fellow educators. In 2016, don’t forget to invest in your potential. As the classes kick off and winter break fades into a distant memory of peace and calm, it [&h...