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Battling misconceptions of teaching evolution

By myralopez on September 15, 2017 in Science, STEM, Teacher Leadership

Teacher Deirdre “Didi” Noelker climbs up on a stool and grabs an animal skull from atop a cabinet. It’s a replica of a saber-toothed cat. A gift from her husband. “The more I teach, the more I realize evolution weaves through everything I teach in biology,” says Noelker, as she cradles the skull....

mySci program highlighted in The Warren County Record

By myralopez on September 15, 2017 in Educator Resources, mySci, Science

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 wa...

ISP welcomes new hires

By myralopez on August 16, 2017 in Faculty & Staff

Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership continues to grow with the addition of four new members to its team. INSTRUCTIONAL SPECIALIST Victoria Engel credits having great science teachers for igniting her love of science.  Specifically, she remembers a sixth-grade teacher who got ...

mySci program doubles in size 2 years in a row

By myralopez on August 15, 2017 in mySci, Science, STEM

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 ...

K-12 Ambassador Spotlight: Aysswarya Manoharan

By WashU on May 16, 2017 in College Access, Community Engagement

K-12 Connections is a partnership of the Gephardt Institute for Civic and Community Engagement, the Institute for School Partnership, and the Office of Government and Community Relations. It connects the Washington University community with volunteer opportunities involving high-needs urban schoo...

Hawthorn teacher named PBS Digital Innovator

By myralopez on May 15, 2017 in Charter Schools, Teacher Leadership

Growing up, Andrea Woods was the person everybody in her family turned to for technology issues –  whether it was setting up the VCR to record or finding her grandmother’s favorite radio station in the car. That early problem solving experience laid the foundation for what has become her life’s p...

Earth Day resources

By myralopez on April 16, 2017 in Educator Resources

With Earth Day just around the corner, here are some resources to engage your students in important topics around conservation, climate and much more. PARC Energy Kits & Materials Request an energy kit on solar, wind, biomass, geothermal, hydropower or electricity for your classroom. The goal...