Washington University in St. Louis

MySci educator honored as outstanding teacher

By myralopez on October 25, 2016 in MySci

The lights are dim and Karis Jackson is buzzing around her classroom. It’s her planning period, but she’s not slowing her step. Watching her zip around her room, it’s easy to see how she racks up 13,000 to 15,000 steps a day. The lights are dim and Karis Jackson is buzzing around her classroom. I...

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...

‘Eye-opening’ STEM Leadership workshop

By myralopez on September 26, 2016 in STEM, STEMpact

Admittedly spending most of his time in his “little world of the classroom” means Marvin Kopf doesn’t have a lot of time to be up on the newest STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) practices. Hopefully, that’s about to change for Kopf, an eighth grade science teacher with the St. ...

Monsanto Fund awards $200,000 grant to ISP

By Public Affairs on September 13, 2016 in STEM, STEMpact

The best way to develop STEM-capable students is to develop STEM-capable teachers. Instilling awareness of science, technology, engineering and math education needs to happen in elementary school – when it matters most. The Monsanto Fund has awarded the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at W...

Diane Pilla, ISP Resource Center Coordinator.

ISP person you should know: Diane Pilla

By myralopez on September 6, 2016 in Faculty & Staff, MySci

Entering a new school year, we would like our audience to get to know a little more about our staff and how we best support those around us! This week, we are featuring Diane Pilla, ISP Resource Center Coordinator. Job Description: Diane provides overall administrative support for MySci, coordina...

STEM Leadership Series

By myralopez on August 30, 2016 in

A workshop for school and district administrators, principals, coordinators, coaches, teachers and leaders interested in bringing a stronger STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) mindset and intention to school and classroom practices. Thursday November 17: Classroom Resources and ...

ISP welcomes 3 new members

By myralopez on August 17, 2016 in Faculty & Staff

The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) is delighted to announce the addition of three new staff members. Growing up, Melanie Turnage was the kid who would take apart her radio to see how the pieces worked. Or when her parents bought new furniture, she’d put it together. That yearning to know ...

Eyeing a higher salary? Look at STEM jobs

By myralopez on August 5, 2016 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

(August 05, 2016 by Mary Shapiro, St. Louis Business Journal) The efforts to grow the STEM labor pool extend outside higher education. Webster and Washington University are among partners involved in STEMpact, a collaboration of St. Louis’ top STEM companies that’s combining the resources and hum...

Helping educate the next generation of female leaders

By Public Affairs on June 30, 2016 in Community Engagement, Science, STEM

As a community college student in Pittsburgh, Tasha Jordan, a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, was frequently the only African American and the only woman in her advanced math and science classes. “I wasn’t supposed to like math because I was a black girl, but I would dream...