ISP helping pilot new math, technology curriculum in St. Louis schools

It’s mid-afternoon at Walbridge Elementary School and the hallways are buzzing. Literally. Electronic buzzer sounds spill out of classrooms as students work on circuitry projects. Jaime Gilligan, with Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership (ISP), is touring the school with principal Mildred Moore. Walbridge is one of several schools in the St. Louis Public School […]

mySci module garners national recognition

A recent recognition of the Institute for School Partnership’s mySci curriculum is especially rewarding for Jeanne Norris. That’s because it comes from her peers. The EQuIP Peer Review Panel for Science (PRP), of which Norris is a member, has identified mySci’s middle school Module 5 Waves as a high-quality lesson and unit designed for the […]

mySci program highlighted in The Warren County Record

An article on the introduction of the mySci curriculum program into the Warrenton School District was featured on the homepage of The Warren County Record’s website on September 18, 2017. Elementary and middle school students in the district will use the innovative, hands-on program that was developed by Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership and local […]

mySci program doubles in size 2 years in a row

Twelve years after its launch, the innovative mySci curriculum program developed by Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership (ISP) and local teacher leaders is seeing incredible growth, doubling in size two years in a row. This school year, St. Louis Public Schools will introduce mySci in all of its 45 elementary schools. The district joins 150 […]

mySci program: Empowering students, instilling confidence in teachers

In the big picture, Jennifer Besowshek is a Twitter newbie. She only joined the social media network in November 2016. But in that short amount of time this second-grade teacher at Prairie View Elementary School in the Wentzville School District has become an active user and one of her favorite subjects is mySci – the […]

mySci program boosts science learning, standardized test scores

Pattonville School District elementary students – at every grade level and of every ability – have made statistically significant gains in science after completing the innovative mySci curriculum developed by the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis. The data confirm what ISP Executive Director Victoria May has observed for years in […]

Being smart is cool

“It’s OK to be smart, and it’s actually really cool,” Jeanne Norris says. The curriculum coordinator with the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University is sitting at a table typing away on her laptop adorned with a sticker that says, “Be The Nerd.” “I consider myself a standards wonk,” she says. “Nothing makes me […]

mySci educator honored as outstanding teacher

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. It’s […]

ISP person you should know: Diane Pilla

Diane Pilla, ISP Resource Center Coordinator.

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, coordinates community events with the MySci Investigation […]

ISP names new assistant director

With the expansion of many ISP initiatives, including MySci from a K-5 to a K-8 science curriculum program, the ISP has identified curriculum development and educator leadership as two key priority areas in the coming years. Ruggirello, who holds a PhD in Science & Math Education, brings a rich background in teacher leadership development and […]