Philippe’s Blog: Pioneering a Computer Science Curriculum at ISTP

I first witnessed the impact that computer science can have on a young mind when my son fell in love with coding in high school. At that time, very few schools offered any type of computer science curriculum, and my son’s interest was entirely...

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ISTP Alumnus Seeks Academic Challenge as He Begins College at Age 15

From an early age, it was clear that Amit T. was an extraordinarily bright student. After 1st grade at another school, Amit’s parents realized that he needed a more academically rigorous and challenging environment, and they enrolled him in...

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Guest Blogger Elisabeth Lepert: Middle Schoolers Engage with the Scientific Process

In my years as the French Middle School science teacher, I have seen that students learn best when they are given the freedom to find answers to complex problems on their own. It is also important for students to learn to present...

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French Program 6th Graders Teach Kindergarteners About Plant Growth in Collaborative Science Project

French Middle School Teacher Elisabeth Lepert could not have picked a more beautiful day in March for her 6th Grade science class to visit the garden on Cowper Campus. As the sun shone on the grass and garden, the French Program 6th Graders and...

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ISTP 3rd Grader Devyn B. Is a Tech Wizard

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7th Grade English Comic Book Project: Where Does Our Food Really Come From?

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Katie F.'s Day at the New Khan Academy Discovery Lab

Khan Academy Discovery Lab

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ISTP Alumnus places in Top 50 in National Exam

Nicolas Q. has been making a name for himself at PALY as a math and science whiz.

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Discovering the world

Today on the way to work, a few ideas I had been having clicked together, thanks to a “Perspective” on KQED.  It all centers around the idea of discovery as the key aspect of learning.

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