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05 Nov 10 Ways to Celebrate National STEAM Day!

November 8th is National STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Day! This day was created to encourage individuals of all ages to delve deeper into these exciting areas of learning. Parents, have your children pick an item off this list or make up their...

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29 Oct How IEA Helped Me Grow: A Reflection by Kaitlyn Chen

By Kaitlyn Chen, IEA Summer Programs Intern  We asked IEA's Summer Programs Intern Kaitlyn Chen to write a reflection on her journey with IEA. Check out her post below on how IEA influenced important decisions about her future career opportunities!   My name is Kaitlyn, and I’m currently...

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22 Oct Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

By Anvi Kevany, IEA Adminstrative Assistant  It’s that time of the year for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Usually many schools will schedule the conferences during the fall. Here are some tips including additional resources on how to have a productive and successful Parent Teacher conference. Preparation:  Before you attend the...

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15 Oct 2019 Vision & Leadership 2e Symposium

By Alexis Hopper, IEA Program Coordinator  This past weekend, Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development hosted the 2019 Vision & Leadership 2e Symposium. I had the honor and privilege of attending its Super Sunday program, which offered a diverse range of presentations by leading...

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24 Sep 5 Reasons I[d]EA Day is Not to Miss!

By Mavis Bortey-fio, IEA Development Manager If you are reading this, that probably means this is not the first time hearing about our exciting fall fundraiser, I[d]EA Day. If, however, you and your family are still on the fence about attending, we present to you a...

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10 Sep Announcing the 2024 Class of Caroline D. Bradley Scholars

The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) has announced the 2024 class of award recipients of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high school scholarship for gifted learners to attend an optimally matched high school program to help them work toward meeting their unique intellectual...

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03 Sep 2019 Summer Programs Round-Up

By Nicole Endacott, IEA Program Coordinator Summer 2019 is a wrap! As always, this summer was fulfilling and busy. Returning students reconnected with one another and a large group of bright new students entered the IEA community for the first time. Read on to hear...

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29 Aug Reflecting on my Internship at IEA – Kaitlyn Chen

By Kaitlyn Chen, IEA Summer Programs Intern This summer, I had the chance to intern at the Institute for Educational Advancement. The eight-week internship went beyond my expectations. I learned so much more than I could have asked for, whether that was figuring out how to...

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27 Aug Finding Balance at Yunasa

By Samantha Outcalt, Yunasa Volunteer Gifted kids spend a lot of time in their heads. They devote considerable energy to thinking, wondering, analyzing, drafting, problem-solving, inventing, calculating, composing, planning, investigating, comparing, contrasting, formulating, predicting…and so on. They have great practice living inside their heads and tend...

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24 Aug Parenting, the Self-Compassion Way

By Michelle Bodwell, LMFT, ATR-BC As parents of gifted children, we’ve all had our share of “those moments.” Like when our child has a enormous melt-down in the store aisle, or when we are late for school or work, because our child can’t leave the house until...

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19 Aug IEA Internship Experience – Kate Connally

By Kate Connally, IEA Summer Programs Intern Working as an intern for the Institute for Educational Advancement has been a wonderful experience, the highlight of my summer. You might think I’d be an old hand in IEA; after all, I attended the Yunasa summer camp for...

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13 Aug Igniting Your Passion at Yunasa

By Qiao Li, Yunasa Program Coordinator IEA’s annual Yunasa camp concluded powerfully at Camp Copneconic in Fenton, Michigan! Throughout the week, we watched all 79 campers – including 23 leadership campers – get to know themselves and each other in gentle yet profound ways. As ever,...

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06 Aug 4 Easy Tips to Prepare for Heading Back to School

By Amber McClarin, IEA Enrollment Coordinator  The nation's children are headed back into the classroom as the 2019-2020 school year gets underway! New beginnings can be a grab bag of emotions. Excitement, fear, anticipation - going back to school is not for the faint of heart....

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30 Jul “Something Beautiful” – Elizabeth’s Story

“He was like a bomb.” That is how Elizabeth described her eldest son, Joseph who, at 4 years old, was a highly energetic child with an urgent fascination for numbers. His attraction was so advanced, Elizabeth had to relearn middle school math concepts just to satisfy...

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23 Jul Hallmarks of an IEA Academy Class

By Alexis Hopper, IEA Program Coordinator Academy courses encourage students to take the lead in their learning process. But what do young inquisitive minds find so compelling about the content? Read on for five hallmarks of what makes these, and other fall courses speak to the...

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16 Jul Summer Reads 2019 for Kids, Young Adults and Adults

By Anvi Kevany One of my favorite past times is reading.  I love to read, especially travel stories, stories about small-town America, funny stories, classics, fantasies, science fiction, to name a few genres. I have compiled a list, based on my research from Good Reads, and the...

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09 Jul Fall Opportunities for Gifted Youth

By Rachel Hanks, IEA Administrative Assistant   It’s hard to believe it’s already July! With the summer flying by, it’s never too early to start thinking about fall activities. Whether your child is looking to expand their resume, find a hobby or make new friends, the...

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25 Jun Yunasa West: A Week of Self-Discovery and Fun

By Qiao Li, Yunasa Coordinator Yunasa West this year was yet another fun-filled week that’s packed with self-discovery and growth at YMCA Camp Shady Brook! Campers ventured out to try something new, made lasting friendships and attended many impactful workshops that are designed to nurture balance...

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11 Jun Backyard Safari – A Summer Activity Suggestion

By Felicia V. Gaddis Summer has arrived, school is out and you are probably trying to find something for your young gifted child to do that will engage and satisfy their insatiable curiosity. May I suggest conducting a backyard safari? Backyard Safari is a creative way to...

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04 Jun 14 Summer Programs for Gifted Students

By Anvi Kevany, IEA Administrative Assistant Summer is here and you may be wondering what programs or activities are available for your child to attend. We have done some research for you and compiled a list of fantastic Summer programs that serve gifted youth. All these...

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28 May 10 Reasons to Attend Summer Academy

It’s hard to believe June is right around the corner (where did the year go?) and we are so excited to kick off the first of three Academy sessions this summer! Whether you are new to Academy or still deciding, check out this list of...

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Upcoming Events
  1. Gifted Support Group: Co-regulation, Mentalization, and Other Tools for Helping Gifted Children with Emotional Regulation

    November 19 @ 6:00 PM - 7:00 PM
  2. Gifted Support Group: Helping Gifted Children with Emotional Regulation

    November 19 @ 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
  3. Fall Academy

    December 2 @ 8:00 AM - December 6 @ 5:00 PM
  4. Tree Trimming & Open House

    December 6 @ 11:00 AM - 6:00 PM
  5. Yunasa

    July 27, 2020 - August 3, 2020