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05 Apr IEA Alumni Spotlight – Valerie Ding

We’ve been fortunate to have so many accomplished and interesting people walk through our doors. Every month, IEA highlights one of our program alumni to let the community know what they’ve been up to. This month, we caught up with Valerie Ding....

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29 Mar The Future of Optimism

In the financial world, the trend is towards Optimistic Forecasting – projecting optimistic, yet realistic numbers for 2021.  What we learned from the past year is that the key to survival and even success is being able to adapt quickly to changing environments, and that...

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10 Mar IEA Alumni Spotlight – Scott Greenberg

We've been fortunate to have so many accomplished and interesting people walk through our doors. Every month, IEA highlights one of our program alumni to let the community know what they've been up to. This month, we caught up with Scott Greenberg....

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04 Mar Women’s History Month

On this day in Women’s History Month, there are more stories than ever of remarkable individuals who have effected change for a more just and equitable society. Below are a few favorite resources I found when reflecting on the intelligence, resilience, and achievements of...

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18 Feb Comics for Literacy

Reading and writing comics are fantastic ways for students of all ages to develop their literacy skills and nurture their creativity. In my Cartooning for Creatives class with IEA, we read comics and analyze them for their literary techniques, such as character, setting, tone, perspective,...

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10 Feb Practicing Mindfulness in Gifted Children

While intellectually understanding the situation we face, a young gifted child may not yet possess the emotional vocabulary to process what’s going on around them. This can cause anxiety, stress, and can seriously affect their overall wellbeing....

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05 Feb Is It Time for a Tutor?

There are a variety of things to consider: grade level curriculum, organizational skills, attentiveness, study habits and just general life activities. Classroom success ebbs and flows with each student’s situation, especially now with so many schedules disrupted. ...

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12 Jan Together We Make a Difference

Despite a challenging year, the outstanding IEA team created an online teach and learn platform which made it possible for IEA to remain a vital source of hope, encouragement and knowledge for our students and their families.  Our community remains passionately committed to being there...

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06 Jan Virtual Learning Lab: GovLearn- The Cabinet

With the elections behind us, it's a good time to learn about one of the most consequential aspects of the executive branch: the Cabinet of the President. Join Luke Gialanella of GovLearn for an informative video about the history and nature of the cabinet....

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25 Nov Happy Gratitude Day

As we approach this Thanksgiving holiday, especially THIS year, it might be helpful to think about different aspects of “Thanksgiving,” including being grateful, generous, and mindful....

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17 Nov Transitioning Into Hybrid Learning: Resources for Parents

Hybrid learning is an educational model where some students attend class in-person, while others join the class virtually from home. Educators teach remote and in-person students at the same time using tools like video conferencing hardware and software. In some cases, hybrid classes include asynchronous...

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05 Nov Guest Post: My Story

I don’t deserve any credit, I just was born this way, to new immigrants, Holocaust survivors just off the boat. We lived in a Bronx tenement. My parents spoke little English, yet I taught myself to read at 3 and was reading on a 12th...

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03 Nov Academy Student Words and Works

When it comes to sharing what’s so unique and special about Academy, our students tell it best! This fall, we asked students to share what they like about their class, what can make it even better, and what classes they’d like to see offered this...

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