Teacher Leadership

A presidential pursuit

By myralopez on August 15, 2015 in Science, Teacher Leadership

Pencils scribble furiously as teacher Kathleen Dwyer asks for smiles of confidence once each student has finished solving the problem. Once each face is grinning ear-to-ear, Dwyer announces the correct answer to her students with the energy and enthusiasm of a sportscaster. However, the members o...

Continuing education: for the love of learning

By myralopez on August 10, 2015 in Science, Teacher Leadership, Uncategorized

For three weeks this summer, 18 teachers from across the country came to Washington University in St. Louis to take the next step on the path towards excellence in teaching. The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Wash U offers teachers a specialized Master’s in Biology that caters specific...

Working overtime for student success

By myralopez on July 4, 2015 in Science, Teacher Leadership

Long after the school bell rings, announcing the start of summer break, teachers in St. Louis continue to make a difference in the lives of students. This year at Washington University’s College Prep program, teacher leaders stepped up to invest in the lives of area high school students. The Coll...

Educators lead the way in STEM

By myralopez on July 2, 2015 in Science, STEM, STEMpact, Teacher Leadership

For the fourth year, a select group of St. Louis-area and Metro East educators will spend two weeks learning how to enhance their teaching in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). “The goal is not just to raise test scores but to foster and grow a lifelong interest in the...

Pursuit of Excellence

By myralopez on May 15, 2015 in Teacher Leadership

In pursuit of excellence on behalf of their students, families and careers, 23 teachers were awarded advanced certificates and degrees at the University College graduation on Wednesday, May 13, 2015, at Washington University. The graduates participated in one of two programs created by the Instit...

Ritenour teachers talk best practices at Interface

By myralopez on March 15, 2015 in Teacher Leadership

Math and science educators from across the state gathered in mid-Missouri for the Interface Conference to learn best practices for preparing their students for a STEM-focused future. Among these was a group of teachers from Ritenour School District in St. Louis, attending as presenters to share t...