STEM

mySci program: Empowering students, instilling confidence in teachers

By myralopez on April 15, 2017 in mySci, Science

In the big picture, Jennifer Besowshek is a Twitter newbie. She only joined the social media network in November 2016. But in that short amount of time this second-grade teacher at Prairie View Elementary School in the Wentzville School District has become an active user and one of her favorite s...

500 girls explore STEAM careers at Washington University

By Public Affairs on March 9, 2017 in Community Engagement, Science, STEM

The science is clear: girls think boys are better at science. That’s wrong, of course. Still, subtle and not-so-subtle messages from parents, teachers and the media lead girls to doubt their abilities. The result: enormous gender gaps in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math. “B...

mySci program boosts science learning, standardized test scores

By Public Affairs on February 9, 2017 in mySci, Science, STEM

Pattonville School District elementary students – at every grade level and of every ability – have made statistically significant gains in science after completing the innovative mySci curriculum developed by the Institute for School Partnership (ISP) at Washington University in St. Louis. The da...

Being smart is cool

By myralopez on December 10, 2016 in Faculty & Staff, mySci, Science

“It’s OK to be smart, and it’s actually really cool,” Jeanne Norris says. The curriculum coordinator with the Institute for School Partnership at Washington University is sitting at a table typing away on her laptop adorned with a sticker that says, “Be The Nerd.” “I consider myself a standards w...

mySci educator honored as outstanding teacher

By myralopez on October 25, 2016 in mySci

The lights are dim and Karis Jackson is buzzing around her classroom. It’s her planning period, but she’s not slowing her step. Watching her zip around her room, it’s easy to see how she racks up 13,000 to 15,000 steps a day. The lights are dim and Karis Jackson is buzzing around her classroom. I...

‘Eye-opening’ STEM Leadership workshop

By myralopez on September 26, 2016 in STEM, STEMpact

Admittedly spending most of his time in his “little world of the classroom” means Marvin Kopf doesn’t have a lot of time to be up on the newest STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) practices. Hopefully, that’s about to change for Kopf, an eighth grade science teacher with the St. ...