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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...

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...

STEM Leadership Series

By myralopez on August 30, 2016 in

A workshop for school and district administrators, principals, coordinators, coaches, teachers and leaders interested in bringing a stronger STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) mindset and intention to school and classroom practices. Thursday November 17: Classroom Resources and ...

ISP welcomes 3 new members

By myralopez on August 17, 2016 in Faculty & Staff

The Institute for School Partnership (ISP) is delighted to announce the addition of three new staff members. Growing up, Melanie Turnage was the kid who would take apart her radio to see how the pieces worked. Or when her parents bought new furniture, she’d put it together. That yearning to know ...

Eyeing a higher salary? Look at STEM jobs

By myralopez on August 5, 2016 in Science, STEM, STEMpact

(August 05, 2016 by Mary Shapiro, St. Louis Business Journal) The efforts to grow the STEM labor pool extend outside higher education. Webster and Washington University are among partners involved in STEMpact, a collaboration of St. Louis’ top STEM companies that’s combining the resources and hum...

Helping educate the next generation of female leaders

By Public Affairs on June 30, 2016 in Community Engagement, Science, STEM

As a community college student in Pittsburgh, Tasha Jordan, a graduate student at Washington University in St. Louis, was frequently the only African American and the only woman in her advanced math and science classes. “I wasn’t supposed to like math because I was a black girl, but I would dream...