ISP Science Curriculum Featured in TEACH Magazine

Institute for School Partnership Instructional Specialist Lauren Ashman was quoted in a TEACH Magazine article on teaching practicality and hope in the face of climate change. Ashman discussed teaching the science around climate change, and fostering positive empowerment.  “We focus on the fact that even as young people, they still have the ability to become involved […]

ISP Offering Back-To-School PD

The Institute for School Partnership is offering a week-long back-to-school series of STEM-focused professional development sessions during the week of August 3. These snack-sized virtual PD sessions will take place everyday from 3PM-3:30PM – Monday August 3 – Friday August 7. Click link to register: https://wustl.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqdumpqTssHtDGzZZYPIP5f0dGhJwv12qc

Toward Social Justice

To our educational partners and school communities, At the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis we value our partnerships with schools and school districts and the racial diversity of the students and educators we strive to support. Our very mission is to promote equity in education and opportunity for the students of our […]

Fox 2 spotlights ISP STEM initiative

The Institute for School Partnership introduced STEM Challenges in May to keep STEM learning going for the tens of thousands of homebound students in the St. Louis area. These are fun, easy STEM activities kids can do using typical household items. Cognizant of the digital divide in the region, the ISP partnered with The Little Bit […]

Pivoting & Partnering: ISP’s response to help educators in the face of COVID-19

There was a lot to be excited about. A trip to partner with teachers in Uganda. Promoting an upcoming speaker series. Planning a water workshop. Prepping for professional development sessions. But in mid-March, with fears growing over the coronavirus, the pause button was  pressed on normal life, halting everyday activities, shuttering offices and closing schools. […]

mySci Summer Professional Development Institutes 

We are excited to share our summer professional development offerings for mySci educators. Sessions are open to mySci teachers as well as administrators in mySci districts. Would you like to grow your science instructional practice this summer? Choose the professional growth option that suits your needs and aligns with your PD goals.  Intro to YOUR mySci: […]

Survival Instinct

Explore how plants and animals respond to their surroundings. Activities: Observe and record how a pet or wild animal’s behavior changes for as long as you can. https://www.sciencebuddies.org/science-fair-projects/project-ideas/experiment-with-animal-behavior Play a ruler drop game. See how long it takes for you to catch a ruler between your fingers. https://www.education.com/science-fair/article/biology_oops/ Video and Readings: Videos: Home Sweet Habitat […]

Sunlight Makes Colors Fade

Activity:  Have you ever noticed that sunlight makes colors fade? Gather brightly colored paper, several pennies or other shapes like legos or building blocks. Find a spot outside that gets several hours of sunlight and arrange them to form a pattern or design. Wait 4-6 hours and then remove the pennies or blocks and observe […]