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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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23 May Featured Professionals for National Mental Health Month

By Niña Abonal, MA, Program Manager Each year during the month of May, organizations like National Alliance on Mental Illness and Mental Health America, raise awareness and highlight the importance of mental health through local events, media, and health screenings. The unfortunate reality is there is a...

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caroline d bradley scholarship

21 May Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship: A Bonnie Experience

by Barbra Payne, Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Parent It’s been about Bonnie. Not to minimize the hard work and dedication of all the staff of the Caroline D. Bradley (CDB) Scholarship and Institute of Educational Advancement (IEA) to whom we are eternally grateful, our appreciation for...

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14 May The Process of Invention

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 the world it finishes in, not in the world it started.”...

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non-profit technology conference

16 Apr Non-Profit Technology Conference: A Review

by Zadra Rose Ibañez, Director of Operations The Institute for Educational Advancement was honored to be awarded a grant from the Annenberg Foundation to participate in the 2019 cohort of Alchemy Tech, a pilot program developed in partnership with the Nonprofit Technology Network (NTEN,) that is...

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bradley se,minar 2019

02 Apr 2019 Bradley Seminar: Perspective & Resilience

by Brianna Safe, Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship Associate The subtitle for this year’s seminar theme easily could have been something akin to: “How to Talk About Rejection and Failure in a Room Full of People.” Talk about vulnerability… Rejection can be hard enough to acknowledge on...

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california schools for gifted leaners

26 Mar Featured California Schools for Gifted Learners

by Niña Abonal, Program Manager IEA’s online Gifted Resource Center (GRC) contains an ever-growing and robust listing of over 800 resources appropriate for gifted learners from preschool through high school. We carefully research and vet resources that span six categories, including Advocacy, Gifted Programs and Services,...

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celebrate pi day

12 Mar 10 Ways to Celebrate Pi Day

by Nicole Endacott, Program Coordinator  Happy Pi Day! Here are 10 ways to show your appreciation for everyone’s favorite irrational number on March 14th: 1.Make art  Create a city skyline, colorful web, or bracelet using the digits of pi – or use your imagination to come up with...

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podcasts about giftedness

05 Mar Podcasts about Giftedness

by Nicole LaChance, Marketing & Communications Coordinator I am a big fan of the podcast renaissance that’s been happening the past few years. While I’m driving, walking or cooking, I can learn about new topics, catch up on the news of the week or listen as...

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love yunasa

12 Feb Why I Love Yunasa

By Emily Vesper, Yunasa West Camper Whenever I try to to tell my friends back in California about the week I’ve spent in Colorado every summer for the past three years, words fall just short. I describe to them the intense friendship, the emotional growth, the...

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things we're excited about in 2019

22 Jan Things We’re Excited About in 2019

by Hillary Jade, Program Manager It’s hard to believe, but we’re already well into the new year: 2019. Despite heavy rains – much-needed and welcomed throughout Los Angeles County – in IEA’s home city of Pasadena, CA, the future looks bright! With the rainfall comes the...

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