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August 27, 2019

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…

August 24, 2019

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…

August 19, 2019

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…

August 13, 2019

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…

August 6, 2019

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…

July 23, 2019

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…

July 9, 2019

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…

June 25, 2019

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…

June 4, 2019

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…

May 28, 2019

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…

May 14, 2019

By Alexis Hopper, IEA Program Coordinator To celebrate National Inventors Month, Alexis Hopper put together a blog post highlighting IEA Student Inventions through The Process of Inventing.  “An invention has to make sense in…

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