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Code.org Computer Science Fundamentals Workshop for K-5 Teachers

By myralopez on September 11, 2018 in

Regardless of what subject you teach, computer science is foundational knowledge for all students in the 21st century. Incorporating it in your classroom will give your students a huge leg up. Besides, this is a subject the kids love learning. With the help of Code.org, the Institute for School P...

ISP has plan to boost math instruction, hires two math specialists

By myralopez on August 24, 2018 in Faculty & Staff, STEM

How many times have you heard people say, “I’m not good at math!” It’s become such a common refrain that the statement usually draws laughs or nods of agreement. But why is it socially acceptable to say you’re bad at math but not to say that you’re bad at English or reading? Most people would [&h...

Sally Elgin: Lessons learned in a life of science

By myralopez on April 27, 2018 in Faculty & Staff

Nowadays Sally Elgin would probably be referred to as gifted or talented. But in the 1950s, a really smart girl was obnoxious or a nerd. “I come from a long line of nerds and it’s not always a good social position to be in,” explains Elgin, the Viktor Hamburger Professor of Arts & Sciences at...