• Programs & Services

Programs & Services

Our programs and services embody the mission of the Institute for School Partnership: connecting Washington University in St. Louis with local schools, inspiring teachers with professional development, and empowering teachers and students with the resources they need.

Connecting Schools With WUSTL

Upperclassmen from University City High School tour Kemper Art Museum as part of the K-12 Connections program.K-12 Connections and Faculty Fellows brings WUSTL faculty, students and staff concerned about urban education together with St. Louis schools, coordinating contributions of time and expertise with stated school needs.

Inspiring Educators

Celebrating the partnership between ISP and University City schoolsTeachers are inspired with cutting-edge knowledge by participating in WUSTL professional development programs and customized services through the Institute for School Partnership.

Empowering Teachers And Students

Middle school students investigate nanotechnology with a WUSTL graduate studentTeachers and students are empowered with research-proven lessons, supplies and programs. ISP partners with school districts, customizing to a district’s individual needs services for managing instructional supplies and providing professional development opportunities for teachers.

Programs for Teachers

  • MySci equips elementary school teachers with instructional materials and professional development opportunities in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) in order to help instill a love of science in students.
  • STEM Materials Services works to provide teachers with classroom-ready science materials.
  • Evolution Education helps to empower teachers with the resources they need to tackle this important topic.
  • ISP Teacher Fellows actively support teachers in leadership efforts and professional growth while they continue their careers in the classroom.
  • The STEM Teacher Quality Initiative is a St. Louis regional effort to develop exemplary K-12 teachers who are empowered to provide quality learning in STEM content.
  • The Science Teacher Leadership Institute is an educator-designed graduate certificate program for teachers of grades four through eight.
  • Hot Topics Workshops are one-day professional development workshops empowering science teachers to inspire middle and high school students.
  • The Master of Science in Biology for Science Teachers Program empowers working teachers to earn a master’s degree in biology in two years.
  • Novel Engineering  is an integrated approach to teaching engineering and literacy, with opportunities to engage science and mathematics content as well.

Programs for Students

  • SIFT and TERF, the Shaw Institute for Field Training and the Tyson Environmental Research Fellowship, are partnered programs engaging St. Louis-area high school students in authentic field research.
  • Animal Behavior and Evolution Day is an annual Saturday morning program for advanced high school biology students.
  • Saint Louis Neuroscience Outreach provides public outreach opportunities and training in brain-science related communication to the St. Louis area.