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30 Dec 2014 at IEA in Pictures

2014 was another eventful year at IEA! Here are just a few of the highlights from the year. We dedicated and named our new home, The Barder House, in honor of Sarah D. Barder, whose generosity and vision have greatly impacted the Institute for Educational Advancement...

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09 Dec The Gift of Giving

By Louise Hindle, IEA Program Manager It’s that time of year when we rack our minds to recall, imagine, or anticipate the ‘perfect’ gift. Whether that perfect gift is for a holiday party, for Christmas, for Hanukkah – it just is, unrelentingly, ‘that’ time of year. Trying...

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02 Dec Post-Thanksgiving Gratitude

By Jennifer Kennedy Jennifer is IEA’s Marketing and Communications Coordinator. She has been working to spread the word about IEA and the needs of gifted children for the past three years and, in the process, has learned a great deal about herself and the gifted children...

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25 Nov IEA Autumn Benefit 2014

On Thursday, November 20, IEA welcomed fifty guests to The Barder House in Pasadena, California, for our Autumn Benefit. The heartwarming sense of community along with an intellectually stimulating lecture created an amazing evening. Thank you to all who joined us. Here are a few...

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31 Oct Turning to Pen and Paper

By Zadra Rose Ibañez One of the questions we routinely ask applicants during an interview for a position with IEA is: “How do you deal with stress?” If one were to ask me that, I would have several answers—take deep breaths, go for a walk, or listen...

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28 Oct Three Days of Celebration, Many Ways to Celebrate

By Zadra Rose Ibañez [caption id="attachment_1177" align="alignright" width="300"] Many of us think of October 31 as Halloween, prominently featuring costumes and candy, but the period from October 31 to November 2 is also celebrated in many other ways around the world and in different cultures.[/caption] All over...

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07 Oct Teaching the Gifted

By Louise Hindle Louise is IEA’s Academy Coordinator. A British import, Louise graduated from the University of Manchester with a B.A. Honors Degree in English Literature and Language, completed her post-graduate teacher training at The University of Cambridge, and recently completed her dissertation in Educational Leadership...

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07 Oct Teaching the Gifted

By Louise Hindle Louise is IEA’s Academy Coordinator. A British import, Louise graduated from the University of Manchester with a B.A. Honors Degree in English Literature and Language, completed her post-graduate teacher training at The University of Cambridge, and recently completed her dissertation in Educational Leadership...

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29 Sep Advocacy and the Gifted Teenager

By Min-Ling Li Min-Ling is IEA’s Apprenticeship Program Coordinator. She joined IEA after teaching high school mathematics in Los Angeles. Her dedication to supporting high-potential students is rooted in her own experiences as a student who struggled to find outlets that nurtured her intellectual and social...

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29 Sep Advocacy and the Gifted Teenager

By Min-Ling Li Min-Ling is IEA’s Apprenticeship Program Coordinator. She joined IEA after teaching high school mathematics in Los Angeles. Her dedication to supporting high-potential students is rooted in her own experiences as a student who struggled to find outlets that nurtured her intellectual and social...

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16 Sep Small Steps

Last week, IEA’s staff members met for a two-day retreat. The retreat was filled with fun, laughter, and collaboration as we participated in teambuilding activities, discussed our programs and the organization, and planned for the coming year. To start the retreat, each team member shared...

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16 Sep Small Steps

Last week, IEA’s staff members met for a two-day retreat. The retreat was filled with fun, laughter, and collaboration as we participated in teambuilding activities, discussed our programs and the organization, and planned for the coming year. To start the retreat, each team member shared...

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09 Sep Five Offline Resources for Gifted Kids

In this fabulous age of technology, it is easy to get swept up into the many online resources for kids, parents, and teachers. We’ve even featured a few here, including podcasts and educational websites for gifted kids as well as TEDTalks for parents. There are...

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09 Sep Five Offline Resources for Gifted Kids

In this fabulous age of technology, it is easy to get swept up into the many online resources for kids, parents, and teachers. We’ve even featured a few here, including podcasts and educational websites for gifted kids as well as TEDTalks for parents. There are...

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