Washington University

Connecting K-12 students with the arts

By myralopez on December 15, 2016 in Community Engagement, Faculty & Staff

For Joanna Das, sharing her love of the arts with high school students and encouraging their creativity has always been important. As a graduate student, she went against her professor’s advice and decided to teach a Saturday dance class to high school students at the Museum of the City of New Yo...

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...

Pinteresting Thanksgiving classroom activities

By myralopez on November 1, 2016 in Educator Resources, Science

Gobble, gobble! We’ve put together a feast of Thanksgiving activities and crafts for your classroom. Thanksgiving science Collaborative, hands-on activities. [see pin here] Thanksgiving STEM challenges Challenges follow the path of Pilgrims settling in America. [see pin here] Thirsty Thanks...

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...

Bridging education research and practice

By myralopez on October 15, 2016 in Educator Resources, Teacher Leadership

Great strides are being made in education research. Despite those great efforts by great people challenges persist. In particular, effectively scaling up or replicating successful educational programs proves difficult. The solution to bridging the gap between research and practice is Design-Based...

‘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. ...

Diane Pilla, ISP Resource Center Coordinator.

ISP person you should know: Diane Pilla

By myralopez on September 6, 2016 in Faculty & Staff, mySci

Entering a new school year, we would like our audience to get to know a little more about our staff and how we best support those around us! This week, we are featuring Diane Pilla, ISP Resource Center Coordinator. Job Description: Diane provides overall administrative support for MySci, coordina...