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12 May Academy Student Showcase: Spring 2020

By Nicole Endacott, Program Coordinator Each person on the Academy team misses our extraordinary students! I, for one, am looking forward to being back in person to check progress on Rubik’s Cube solving times, see pictures of growing puppies and kittens, and hear everyone’s latest research...

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27 Apr Learning in the Time of COVID

By Jennifer De La Haye   “The word ‘education’ comes from the Latin ‘educere’= e (out of) + ducere (to draw). Education is not just about putting information in. We have forgotten that it, in fact, begins in the child’s heart.” -Vince Gowmon Wonderful things happen when educators...

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20 Apr Spring Activities to Help Improve Mental Health

By Rachel Hanks, IEA Communications Assistant The current state of our world has forced many of us to be stuck inside physically. Mentally, the social distancing measures along with the uncertainty of what’s to come can cause a lot of unrest and unhappiness. I know I...

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14 Apr Virtual Learning Lab: Marine Mammals

What is a marine mammal, and how are they specially adapted to their life living in the ocean? This video will discuss how animals are designated as marine mammals, as well as dive into classification of marine mammals from otters to sea lions and porpoises...

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13 Apr Virtual Learning Lab: Intro to Special Relativity

Physics seems to work well on human scales, but why does classical physics seem to break at the largest and smallest ones? This series of videos will discuss the physics on the scale of atoms and galaxies. In this introductory lesson, we’ll discuss reference frames,...

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09 Apr Virtual Learning Lab: At Home P.E. Class

Looking for some quick brain breaks? Ways to expel some energy indoors? Look no further, our friends at Mint Condition Fitness have created this quick fit video to help you get up and get moving. Follow along as Jen shows us the proper form and...

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30 Mar Spring Blooms Scavenger Hunt

By Rachel Hanks, Communications Assistant Here in Los Angeles, it’s been raining quite a bit this month. With the dreary weather on top of spending a lot of time inside recently, I almost completely forgot that as of March 19, it’s now officially spring! One of...

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24 Mar Virtual Learning Lab: Introduction to Probability I

What is probability? How is it applicable to our daily lives? In this video, 2023 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar Arul Kolla discusses probability and its mathematical and practical applications. We explore the notation used by mathematicians, probability trees and sample spaces, the Principle of Inclusion-Exclusion,...

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23 Mar Virtual Learning Lab: Mindfulness Exploration

Other than providing our bodies with necessary oxygen, why is breathing important? Taking deep breaths has shown to slow the heartbeat, stabilize blood pressure and lower stress. In this breathing exercise and guided meditation, Yunasa Program Coordinator Qiao Li provides useful tips to apply mindfulness...

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09 Mar Why We Need the Label

by Jennifer de la Haye When I summarize IEA’s work to people outside our network: “…we are an educational nonprofit that works with gifted kids,” I am often met with skepticism and confusion. The most common response I have received is, “I believe all kids are...

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03 Mar Leaders of a New Generation

“You’re never too young to change the world.” There was a time when children were taught to be “seen and not heard,” and yet today, many of the world’s most powerful leaders and harbingers for change are under the age of 20. Here are five inspiring...

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28 Feb Happy Leap Day!

By Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations My cousin’s birthday is February 28.  I often think that, had she been born one day later, she would be a quarter of her age.  Of course, she wouldn’t really only be ¼ of her years, but would only...

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25 Feb 5 Lessons I’ve Learned from Working with Gifted Kids

By Nicole Endacott, IEA Program Coordinator After working with gifted kids for over the past three years at IEA, Program Coordinator Nicole Endacott shares the 5 lessons she has learned from our inspiring students.  There are infinite types of “smart.” The kids who are gifted aren’t always...

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11 Feb Practicing Kindness at Yunasa

By Qiao Li, Program Coordinator  Yunasa camps are designed to work with gifted and highly gifted children to nurture balance and stimulate growth in the whole self.  At Yunasa, we work with experts in gifted education to provide a week-long camp that is filled with self-exploration, connection...

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27 Jan IEA Students Share the Impact of Mentorship

By Megan Figueroa, Program Manager "One of the most valuable experiences a gifted student can have is exposure to a mentor who is willing to share personal values, a particular interest, time, talent and skills. When the experience is properly structured and the mentor is...

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