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Resources for Parents of Gifted

17 Jul Top 10 Resources for Parents of Gifted Children

by Nicole Endacott, Program Coordinator Are you having trouble finding the ideal resources for your gifted child? Are you overwhelmed by the quantity of resources but desperate for a way to narrow down your search? Our Gifted Resource Center (GRC), a free public tool created and...

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10 Jul Time-Tested and Kid-Approved: IEA Turns 20

by Abby Daniels, Director of Development and Communications This month, the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) kicks off our 20th year of supporting the hearts and minds of gifted youth. Since 1998, we have been dedicated to meeting the unique needs of gifted children so that...

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03 Jul Summer Academy Engages Students with Hands-on Learning

by Mark Blekherman, Summer EXPLORE Extern Academy classes are at once engaging and educational. While sitting in on three classes two weeks ago, I was surprised by the instructors’ hands-on, student-centered approach to learning. Academy students arrive at conclusions through discussion and inquiry; rather than feeding...

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Caroline D. Bradley

26 Jun What Goes Into Selecting a Caroline D. Bradley Scholar?

by Bonnie Raskin, Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Manager As the program manager for the Caroline D. Bradley (CDB) Scholarship, I’m asked this question more than any other, so I’m here to provide some inside information that you won’t find on High School Confidential or through the...

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yunasa west 2018

19 Jun Stopping by Woods on a [Sunny] Evening

by Hillary Jade, Program Manager Robert Frost’s 1923 poem Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening has spoken to me more times than I could even begin to count – on both personal and professional levels. Whenever deadlines loom, I reflect on Frost’s yearning for the...

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summer reading suggestions

12 Jun Summer Reading Suggestions for Gifted Kids

by Katie Sanborn, Office Manager Summer is here! Whether you or your gifted child are taking summer school courses, attending camp, traveling or enjoying activities with family and friends, summertime is a great opportunity to enjoy some extra reading. Do you have a long road trip...

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theory of human intelligence

29 May A New Theory of Human Intelligence

by Anvi Kevany, Administrative Assistant A New Theory of Human Intelligence is a very inspirational TEDx Talk by Scott Barry Kaufman, a researcher at the University of Pennsylvania, author and speaker. The premise of his talk is: “Do standard tests (like I.Q.) lie about how smart you really...

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stress-reducing strategies

22 May Four Stress-Reducing Strategies for Busy Students

by Mallory Aldrich, Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Admissions Coordinator May… the dreaded month for parents, teachers and students alike. Days and nights are filled with end- of-the-year recitals, projects, AP testing, finals, celebrations and white sheet cake. It can be overwhelming for everyone, but especially students. Being a...

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tragedies and sonnets

15 May Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Sonnets

by Cassidy Kao, Academy Student Hi, I’m Cassidy Kao. I’m a twelve-year-old author and the founder and CEO of iPoetTree (more on this later). Additionally, I recently led my third poetry workshop at Academy! IEA Academy helped me start teaching others and supported me by hosting my...

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teacher appreciation week 2018

08 May Teachers Bring Out the Best in Us

by Abby Daniels, Director or Development & Communications Like many of us, I have several teachers from my early life in school imprinted on my memory – and there’s no doubt that they’ve help shape me into the animal-loving, word-loving person I am today. One of...

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volunteer

24 Apr Volunteer Interview: Academy

by Morgan Carrion, Assistant to the President In celebration of National Volunteer Week, we wanted to highlight a particular volunteer who has been a great help to us. Janet has been coming into the office twice a week since January. She supports IEA with everything from...

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humanites

17 Apr How Studying the Humanities Made Me a Better Scientist

This article originally appeared on Medium and has been reposted with permission from the author. See the original here.  By Vinjay Vale, 2013 CDB Scholar Today’s education system has created a rift between STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) and the humanities. It may seem counterintuitive, but studying the humanities...

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10 Apr What Happens When You Fail?

by Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations “I have not failed. I've just found 10,000 ways that won't work.”― Thomas A. Edison As we attempt new challenges, we are faced with opportunities for growth, and change, but with those opportunities comes the risk of failure. While we intellectually...

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parent advocacy

03 Apr DIY Parent Advocacy

by Qiao Li, Program Coordinator As a program coordinator at IEA, there are many parallels between running a successful program and leading an affective Parent Teacher Association (PTA) organization. Parents are stewards of advocacy, just like a program coordinator to his/her perspective program. I want to...

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explore this summer

27 Mar Five Reasons Why You Should EXPLORE This Summer

by Nicole LaChance, Marketing & Communications Coordinator Are you a high school student looking for a dynamic, challenging summer experience? Look no further than the EXPLORE program! Here are five reasons why you should join us this summer. Hands-On Experience “I learned what a career in research...

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women in stem

05 Mar Ten Inspiring Quotes from Women in STEM

by Nicole LaChance, Marketing & Communications Coordinator March is Women’s History Month and, to celebrate, let’s look at wise words from ten women who have made great gains in STEM fields throughout history. Maryam Mirzakhani, Groundbreaking Mathematician "I like crossing the imaginary boundaries people set up between different...

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giftedness

20 Feb Giftedness Finds a Home

by Abby Daniels, Director of Development & Communications “A house is not a home unless it contains food and fire for the mind as well as the body.” -Benjamin Franklin In August of 2017, IEA’s long search to find a permanent physical space to offer our classes,...

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yunasa

13 Feb Why I Want to Return to Yunasa

by Hayden Best, Yunasa Camper and CDB Scholar The first time I went to Yunasa in 2015, I was extremely nervous. At the time, I was pretty much the textbook introvert, having been homeschooled for almost two years. Additionally, I had gone the year before to...

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