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04 Aug A Spyglass Sit-In

 By Jennifer de la Haye   This week, I had an opportunity to observe a session of Spyglass, IEA’s new distance learning program that brings professionals and students together via Zoom for specialized workshops. This particular session was the 4th class in a 6-part series for children ages 9-12. The...

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10 Jul Virtual Learning Lab: Creative Problem Solving 1, Unusual Patterns

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16 Jun Enhance your summer experience with engaging virtual programs from the Institute for Educational Advancement

By Ashley Prior, Marketing and Communications Coordinator This summer’s ever-changing landscape provides children and youth of all ages an opportunity to participate in fun, challenging learning through IEA’s virtual programs. When the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) made the difficult decision to cancel all in-person summer...

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11 Jun Listening, Learning and Taking Action for Social Justice

Dear IEA Families,  The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) is deeply saddened by the most recent examples of the horrific injustice that has plagued our nation’s Black community for far too long. We join communities around the world that are banding together to mourn and work towards social...

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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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