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We believe in teachers and their ability to transform young lives. By providing professional development and classroom resources, programs such as MySci help teachers help students.

MySci doubles in size two years in a row

By Diane Keaggy on August 17, 2017 in Supporting Educators

Twelve years after its launch, the innovative MySci curriculum program developed by Washington University’s Institute for School Partnership (ISP) and local teacher leaders is seeing incredible growth, doubling in size two years in a row. This school year, St. Louis Public Schools will introduce MySci in all of its 45 elementary schools.

MySci program boosts science learning, standardized test scores

By Diane Keaggy on February 20, 2017 in Supporting Educators

Pattonville School District elementary students — at every grade level and of every ability — 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 data confirm what ISP Executive Director Victoria May has observed for years in MySci classrooms across the region — hands-on inquiry paired with teacher development and smart assessment tools can boost student success.

Karis Jackson

MySci educator honored as outstanding teacher

By Diane Keaggy on December 1, 2016 in Supporting Educators

Karis Jackson of the Hazelwood School District was named the 2016 Outstanding Middle School Educator by the Science Teachers of Missouri. Jackson is curriculum writer for the Institute for School Partnership' MySci program, which engagrd students in STEM through interactive learning experiences.

Closing the STEM skills gap in St. Louis

By Diane Keaggy on August 17, 2016 in Supporting Educators

St. Louis’ leading employers, school districts and Washington University's Institute for School Partnership have united to form STEMpact, an organization dedicated to improving improve science, technology, engineering and math education when it matters most -- elementary school. 

Treating students where they are

By WashU on February 26, 2016 in Supporting Educators

The Jennings School District, in partnership with Washington University School of Medicine, has launched a free, on-site health and social-services clinic called Supporting Positive Opportunities for Teens — The SPOT at Jennings. The clinic is just one way the university supports the district. Learn more about the The SPOT at Jennings.

​Evolution educators get skills, confidence at WashU’s Darwin Day

By WashU on February 12, 2016 in Supporting Educators

Evolution educators continue to face resistance from parents, lawmakers and school boards. And a recent Pew Research Center survey on science and society shows that one-third of the population denies evolution. The Institute of School Partnership, through Darwin Day and other programs, help K-12 teachers bring this core concept to their classrooms. Find out more […]

MySci: Transforming K-12 science education

By WashU on February 12, 2016 in Supporting Educators

The Institute for School Partnership has supported the Jennings School District in its remarkable turnaround. Through its signature MySci program, ISP has provided the district professional development, a proven inquiry-based science curriculum and the materials they need to conduct hands-on experiments. Once teachers see the results, they never go back to worksheets, says ISP Executive […]