Supporting Educators

Who will teach tomorrow’s coders

By Diane Keaggy on December 14, 2018 in Sharing Best Practices, Supporting Educators

High school students need computer science skills, but who will teach them? The Institute for School Partnership is addressing Missouri's desperate shortage of computer science educators through the Code.org professional learning program, which prepares educators with no coding experience to lead...

WashU offers tuition assistance program for surrounding districts

By Diane Keaggy on August 14, 2018 in Supporting Educators

University College, the professional and continuing education division of Arts & Sciences at Washington University in St. Louis, is now offering a 50 percent discount to full-time employees of St. Louis, Clayton and University City and their school districts. Charter school employees also are eli...

Students piloting MySciDo

ISP pilots technology curriculum MySci Do

By Diane Keaggy on May 29, 2018 in Supporting Educators

Several schools in the St. Louis Public Schools district are piloting a new STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) curriculum and teacher training program called mySci Do. It’s modeled on mySci’s distribution protocol and was designed to apply those methods to technology education. mySc...

Creating a new generation of educators

By Diane Keaggy on March 16, 2018 in Supporting Educators

Good teachers make for engaged students and stable schools. That’s why Washington University is partnering with the St. Louis Teacher Residency program to address two of the most vexing problems facing high-needs schools: teacher turnover and teacher quality.

Celebrating science at the ISP’s annual Darwin Day

By Diane Keaggy on February 16, 2018 in Supporting Educators

A life-size cutout of Charles Darwin stands in the corner. Next to him are party hats and a selfie stick. His face adorns a birthday cake that’s wheeled out to much excitement. Numbers are read and fossils are raffled off. Attendees sport buttons that read “I love evolution” and “Team Darwin.”

...

WashU alum named Missouri Biology Teacher of the Year

By Diane Keaggy on December 21, 2017 in Supporting Educators

Ryan Lacson, a 2013 graduate of the Master of Science in Biology for Science Teachers program at Washington University in St. Louis, has been named the 2017 Missouri Outstanding Biology Teacher of the Year by the National Association of Biology Teachers. Lacson is a science teacher at Galena High...

sound waves

MySci curriculum garners national recognition

By Diane Keaggy on November 28, 2017 in Supporting Educators

The EQuIP Peer Review Panel for Science (PRP) has identified MySci’s middle school Module 5 Waves as a high-quality lesson and unit designed for the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS). The unit was written by curriculum writers at the Institute for School Partnership at Washington Universit...