IEA Receives the NAGC Annemarie Roeper Global Awareness Award
We are honored to be the first organization to receive the National Association for Gifted Children Annemarie Roeper Global Awareness Award! IEA's Yunasa summer camp was honored alongside Dr. Linda Silverman, Director of the Gifted Development Center and the first individual recipient of the award, at the 2013 NAGC Conference in Indianapolis on Friday, November 8. Thank you to NAGC and the Global Awareness Network for this great honor!
Gifted Child - Parent Support Group
Our monthly parent meetings have resumed! These meetings are intended for parents of gifted children, to provide support and community in the midst of the joys and challenges of raising a gifted child.
Addressing the Elephant in the Room:
How to Talk About Giftedness
Special Guest Speakers: Sharon Duncan & Dr. Joanna Haase
Tuesday, December 3, 2013
South Pasadena Public Library Community Room*
1115 El Centro Street
South Pasadena, CA 91030
Why is it so difficult to talk about gifted? Parents, educators, and politicians resist discussing the needs of gifted children due to fears of being perceived as elitist. This reluctance adversely impacts gifted students in terms of funding, development of services, and willingness of parents to seek out support for their gifted children. This session explores America’s views and discomfort with giftedness, why it exists, and how we can work collectively to change the misperceptions.
*This activity is not sponsored by the City of South Pasadena or the South Pasadena Public Library.Click here to see all of our 2013-2014 meetings!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at 626-403-8900 or IEAgifted@educationaladvancement.org.
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Fall 2013 Genius Day: William Shakespeare
We are pleased to announce a second Genius Day, which will be dedicated to the life and work of William Shakespeare! This day of inquiry and fun will be led by Academpy Program Coordinator Louise Hindle and Independent Shakespeare Company lead actor and Academy Instructor Andre Martin. It will take place on Saturday, November 23, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens in San Marino. Take a look at the Genius Day flier here.
For more information, please contact us at 626-403-8900 or Academy@educationaladvancement.org.
Thank You for Your Support of IEA's Moonlight & Stars Benefit Dinner
Thank you to all of those who joined us for a very special evening under the stars celebrating IEA’s 15 years of connecting bright minds and recognizing Dr. Henri Ford and Mr. Stan Kong for their service to IEA's Apprenticeship Program and the Los Angeles community.
Dr. Ford is the Vice President and Chief of Surgery at Children's Hospital Los Angeles and has been an IEA Apprenticeship Mentor for 7 years. Mr. Kong is Head of Product Design at Pasadena City College as well as a faculty member of the Graduate Industrial Design program at Art Center College of Design and has been an IEA Apprenticeship Mentor for 14 years.
For 15 years, IEA has directly served more than 1,900 gifted students and their families. The Moonlight & Stars Benefit Dinner raised funds for IEA’s unique programs supporting gifted students. Proceeds from this event will help us continue inspiring youth to reach for the stars.
Summer Program Photos
Summer 2013 was a great success! Check out some of the highlights:
Summer Spotlight 2013 Photos
Take a look at some of the highlights from our Summer Spotlight 2013 event!
The Institute for Educational Advancement and h-bar tutoring have combined their efforts to ensure that more bright, inquisitive young people in the Pasadena and Los Angeles area have the opportunity to expand their horizons and explore new content. IEA / h-bar Academy will provide exciting supplemental courses to promote higher level thinking skills, creativity and community.Fall Session: September 21 - November 9, 2013
Register today! For applications and more information about Academy classes, please see our Academy page.
We are also excited to announce a new “Genius Day” series! Genius Day is a day of deep learning that gives students the opportunity to learn and work with an expert in the field as they uncover the contributions of a person we consider a genius. Our first genius was Charles Darwin, and the day focused on his life and work. Dr. Daniel Lewis led this day of inquiry and fun Saturday, June 1, from 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM at The Huntington Library in San Marino. Take a look at the Genius Day flier here. For more information, please contact us at 626-403-8900 or Academy@educationaladvancement.org.
The Institute for Educational Advancement offers a summer Apprenticeship Program that links gifted high school students from across the country with Mentors who advance each participant's skills through the application of knowledge and exposure to real world experiences. These life lessons in personal and intellectual development are invaluable to their growth and assist them in making pertinent connections for the future.
The 2013 Apprenticeship Program offers two sessions in Los Angeles:
Session I: June 16 - July 13, 2013
Session II: July 21 - August 10, 2013
The Institute for Educational Advancement's Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship awards highly gifted 7th grade applicants with a four-year scholarship to a high school that fits their individual intellectual and personal needs. The application deadline for the 2013 Scholarship have passed. Please check back for 2014 applications or sign up for our mailing list to be notified when 2014 applications become available.
The Institute for Educational Advancement's pioneering Yunasa and Yunasa West summer camps unite highly able 10- to 14-year-olds with experts in the social and emotional development of gifted children. In a nurturing setting, campers explore and grow the intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical aspects of their lives.
Yunasa West (Sedalia, Colorado): June 9 - June 16, 2013
Yunasa (Fenton, Michigan): July 21 - July 28, 2013
2010 CDB Scholar Valerie Ding has teamed up with Sweety High’s Girl Power Blog to promote and discuss girls in STEM fields through three blog posts:
Valerie Ding on Quantum Physics and Solar Power
Valerie Ding on CERN Collaboration and the Piano
Valerie Ding on Girls in STEM
2013 Apprentice Sneha Chidambaram wrote an article during her Media Relations and Social Media Apprenticeship at USC that was published on the USC News and USC Marshall School of Business websites. You can read her piece here.
2011 CDB Scholar and high school freshman Anirudh Jain was selected as the winner of the United States Stockholm Junior Water Prize (SJWP), “the world’s most prestigious award for water-related science and technology projects.” Anirudh will travel to Stockholm, Sweden, in September to represent the U.S. at the International SJWP competition with his project, “Use of Sulfidation as a Novel Method for Reducing the Toxicity of Silver Nanoparticle Pollution.” Congratulations, Anirudh! Best of luck at the international competition!
2012 CDB Scholar Isaiah Schrader wrote an Op-Ed piece that was published on the Washington Post Education Blog, "The Answer Sheet." Great work, Isaiah!
Congratulations to 2010 CDB Scholar Kiran Sridhar, who was selected as a Montage Memory Maker for his creation of Waste No Food, a web-based nonprofit that allows food donors to efficiently donate to charities! Thank you to all who supported this member of the IEA community by voting! You can view all of the Montage Memory Makers, young adults doing amazing work in their communities, here.
Congratulations to 2012 CDB Scholars Eliza Khokhar, James Lin and Daniel Chiu for their outstanding performances at the 2013 National MathCounts Competition! James's team (Massachusetts) won the National Team Championship title, and James and Daniel were both top 12 individual finishers! James was also selected to be one of the six middle school students for Natioal Middle School Team for Junior Balkan Mathematical Olympiad in Turkey. Great work!
A piece 2012 Apprentice Hunter Whitaker-Morrow wrote during his Media Relations and Social Media Apprenticeship at USC was published on the USC Marshall School of Business website. You can read his piece here.
In the fall, 2012 Industrial Design Apprentices Derron and Paris Lewis exhibited work they developed in History Miami’s Teen Miami exhibition. Congratulations on the great work, Derron and Paris!
2005 Caroline D. Bradley Alum Jillian Dorr, a junior at Clemson University, was one of two scholarship recipients from the American Forest and Paper Association for excellence in package design. Great work, Jillian!
IEA consultant Kate Duey was recently interviewed for a wonderful piece about challenges and opportunities in education for gifted students working at the college level on the blog Daily Edventures.
2010 CDB Scholar Harry Bendekgey created a fun puzzle for the New York Times website! Great work, Harry!
2013 CDB Scholar Talya Klinger received first place at the Junior Classical League Conference in Colorado in April. Congratulations, Talya!
Yunasa 2012 was featured in The Flint Journal! Check out the article!
2010 CDB Scholar Connor Shea was selected as a 2013 Davidson Young Scholar Ambassador. Connor will be working to promote STEM education for kids through his blog, STEM4Kids. Congratulations, Connor! We look forward to following your blog and seeing the great ideas you have!
2005 CDB Scholar Nathalie Sun was selected for the inaugural class of Frank Karel Public Interest Communications Fellows! She will be working with Aeras to contribute to the expansion and execution of a social media plan, write and edit content for the website, and contribute to the development of multimedia pieces for the organization.
2003 CDB Scholar Sandra Mukasa has received Princeton University’s Henry Richardson Labouisse ’26 Prize, which will support her efforts to carry out a public health project addressing gender inequality and public health in Tanzania. She was also recognized as a Princeton University’s MLK Day Journey Award winner, honoring members of the Princeton community who work to continue efforts to achieve Martin Luther King Jr.’s vision, and received Princeton University's Frederick Douglass Award. Congratulations, Sandra! We know you will do great work in Tanzania!
2011 CDB Scholar Anirudh Jain was selected as a regional finalist in the Google Science Fair! There were 30 regional finalists from the Americas region - 13 of whom are in Anirudh's age group of 13-14 years - and 90 worldwide. Congratulations, Anirudh!
2010 CDB Scholar Valerie Ding was honored as a silver medalist at the International Sustainable World Project Olympiad in Houston, Texas! Valerie was also one of 12 Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) finalists internationally to win an all-expenses-paid trip to CERN in Geneva, Switzerland, and took fourth place in Physics and Astronomy at the Intel ISEF. You can read about her experience here. Great work, Valerie!2002 CDB Scholar Justine Drennan (from the first class of Scholars), a 2011 Princeton University graduate, was awarded one of 90 Gates Cambridge Scholarships and is currently doing her graduate work at the University of Cambridge in England. Congratulations, Justine!
CDB alum and Stanford University junior Leigh Marshall is on sabbatical through a Mellon Foundation grant as an actress and playwright at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., working with established playwrights and theater professionals.
Seth Freeman, a member of the board of the Institute for Educational Advancement, wrote an article featured in the Huffington Post on the plight of gifted students in the American school system. Click here to read his full article about the gifted and at-risk.