Engaging students in exploration

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, fans. Mr. Roco is, after […]

Weaver presents at STEM Summit

In a world of evolving technologies and complex problems, training children as young as kindergartners to think like engineers may be the key to helping them prepare for the future. This is the stance that Kimberly Weaver, engineering educator at Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership (ISP), took as she presented at the 2015 Missouri […]

ISP welcomes three new teacher leaders

This year, the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) welcomes three new teacher leaders to its team. Through a variety of opportunities, the ISP seeks to empower educators to lead inside and outside of their classrooms, giving them the resources and experiences they need to affect real change in their schools and communities. MS IN BIO […]

mySci takes on middle school

The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University has partnered once again with the Monsanto Fund to bring high quality science education to students in St. Louis.The Monsanto Fund awarded the ISP with a $1,935,000 grant, beginning July 1st, 2015. Over the three-year grant, the ISP will create a hands-on, inquiry and project-based science […]

Old partnerships, new opportunities

As science and engineering education becomes increasingly important in K-12 schools, the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis strengthened an old connection to East St. Louis to bring new opportunities to educators. For two days, the ISP opened up its MySci Resource Center to educators from East St. Louis School District 189. […]

Taking on fifth grade with confidence

Even as the sun begins to dip at the end of a long school day, light still streams through the big windows in Kandace Ortiz’s classroom at Hanrahan Elementary in Jennings School District. Colorful artwork, stacks of books and piles of assignments hint at the 60 students that file in and out of her room […]

mySci recognized as STEM education leader

The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis gained new recognition for its effective and innovative programming in STEM education. In May 2014, Spirit of St. Louis held an Air Show and STEM Expo, where performing legends The Blue Angels and interactive displays entertained and informed over 125,000 guests. The event highlighted three […]

Kimberly Weaver joins the ISP as engineering educator

The Institute for School Partnership is pleased to welcome Kimberly R. Weaver, PE, to a new engineering educator position. As she gets started, Kim will be working with ISP school partners to implement engineering projects embedded within new mySci units. Kim holds degrees in both civil and environmental engineering and has worked as a professional […]

mySci Ambassador shares her love of science on the Investigation Station

Our Lady of Lourdes Parish School included the MySci Investigation Station in a Literacy Night for their K-1 students and families Feb. 20. More than 150 visitors, including children dressed in their pajamas, explored the Investigation Station with the help of Diane Pilla, ISP Resource Center project coordinator, and MySci Ambassador Catherine Garnier (above), a […]

STL PREP event showcases opportunities for WUSTL faculty and staff involvement in community

Tours of the MySci Investigation Station, housed at the MySci Resource Center, were in full force Nov. 19 at the latest event of the STL PREP (Perception, Reality, Engagement and Partnership) orientation series. The center hosted a learning session for WUSTL faculty and staff called “Impacting K-12 Education.” The event included a tour of the […]