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 […]

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 […]

Happy Holidays from the ISP!

Peace and joy to you and your family this holiday season. We truly appreciate counting you as part of our community. Best wishes for a wonderful holiday season and a very happy new year.From your friends at, Institute for School Partnership

Video: Everyday mySci helps nurture a child’s natural curiosity

From the playground to the pool to the ballpark, science is all around us. Through Everyday MySci activities, the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University in St. Louis helps parents nurture their child’s natural sense of curiosity, wonder and discovery. The debut 30-second video, Everyday MySci: Introducing Plant Life, shows parents how a walk […]

Inside the partnership: Jamestown Elementary

Sara Berghoff, fifth grade science teacher How has the program changed the way you teach science? One of the ways the program has changed the way I teach is, now I use the inquiry method. Students were allowed to discover. Before the program, for example, I would have never let the kids write their own […]

Inside the partnership: Russell Elementary

Georgene Collier, fifth grade science teacher How has it changed the way you teach science? This program has changed the way I teach in so many ways. When I first started teaching science, I was pleased if the students did the experiment the way I told them to. But that was boring to me — […]