Spyglass: Online Workshops - Institute for Educational Advancement
 

Join us for exploration and discovery through interactive video workshops! Spyglass, IEA’s new distance learning program, uses a digital platform to bring high-level content into the homes of gifted and advanced students across the country. Spyglass will consist of live, interactive sessions, both standalone and in series, on a variety of topics for a range of ages.

Spyglass develops the whole child by:

  • Providing crucial intellectual and social stimulation to gifted and advanced students
  • Promoting optimal challenge in a variety of subject areas
  • Building a nationwide community of like-minded learners and content experts

Upcoming Online Workshops

The Red Hen Press staff take you through the life-cycle of a book, diving into the publishing process from submitted manuscript to finished book. Red Hen Press is the oldest nonprofit publishing company in the Los Angeles area, publishing 25 books a year in the genres of poetry, literary fiction, creative nonfiction, and memoirs. All of our books are designed in-house, and to date, we have published over 500 titles over the last 25 years. You’ll hear from our Editorial and Development Assistant, our Production Associate, our Marketing Director, our Media Manager, and also learn about nonprofit fundraising from our Development Associate and a bit about nonprofit financing from our Bookkeeper.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Monica started at Red Hen as a Marketing/Publicity intern in September 2017, and moved into the position of Media Manager in February 2018, overseeing the Media and Publicity for Red Hen and its titles. She graduated from the University of California, Irvine cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in English in 2013, and most recently graduated from City University London with a Masters of Arts in Creative Writing and Publishing in 2016. She has also had several short fiction and creative nonfiction pieces published in places such as The Chaffey Review, Rind Literary Magazine, Scribendi, The Left Coast Review, Creepy Gnome, and Slush Pile Magazine’s Envy anthology.

DETAILS

When: Tuesday, June 2nd from 2:00-3:30 pm PST

Duration: 1.5 hours

Where: ONLINE ONLY- Registration link will be sent upon successful enrollment 

Cost: $35*

Please note upon registration, a Spyglass team member will be in touch with you via email to confirm and finalize your child’s enrollment in the workshop.

*Scholarships are available to qualified families in need. 

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Questions? Contact us!

ELIGIBILITY

Participants must be:

  • Ages 14-18
  • Passionate about learning
  • Interested in pursuing an advanced STEM research topic

*You do not need to be a current IEA student to register for Spyglass. Students from all school districts are welcome.

Spyglass Series:
Numbers in Pictures

In this series, you’ll work in Wolfram Mathematica to:
• Create a code to generate your own original fractal art
• Ride on a gravity train through the middle of the Earth
• Discover the statistical distribution of raindrops falling through the sky
• Develop a close-up picture of chaos
• Explore the endless possibilities of poker chips randomly thrown on a table

 

This course includes a FREE license for Wolfram Mathematica | Online, valid through August 15th.

 

Workshop Breakdown:

1. Tuesday, June 9th: Fractal Art. We’ll study and use self-similar patterns such as the Mandelbrot set, Julia set and dragon curve to create original art using Mathematica.

 

2. Thursday, June 11th: Gravity Train. This seminar is all about repeated motion and the patterns that arise. We’ll create roulette figures of curves that will take us through the middle of the Earth and around the sun.

 

3. Tuesday, June 16th: Numbers in Nature. What do poker chips randomly thrown on a table have to do with bacteria in a petri dish or stars in the sky? In this class, we will simulate nature using statistical distributions and discover the pattern of raindrops falling through the sky.

 

4. Thursday, June 18th: Chaos Close Up. In this seminar, we’ll produce complex, seemingly random patterns from simple, well-defined rules and generate original close-up images of the chaos that ensues. We’ll play mathematician John Conway’s “Game of Life” and look at Mathematica inventor Stephen Wolfram’s “Rule 30” for cellular automata.

 

ABOUT THE SPEAKER

Amanda is an astrophysicist, popular science writer and college physics professor. She is the founder of the Flying Apple STEM Science Academy FlyApple.org and TutorHorn.com. Her work on gamma-ray burst astronomy has appeared in The Astrophysical Journal and The Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The thing Amanda enjoys most is working with students to solve interesting problems.

 

 

DETAILS

When: 2:00-3:30 pm PST
Tuesday, June 9th 
Thursday, June 11th
Tuesday, June 16th 
Thursday, June 18th

Duration: 1.5 hours

Where: ONLINE ONLY- Registration link will be sent upon successful enrollment 

Cost: $130 for the entire series or $35 per workshop*

Please note upon registration, a Spyglass team member will be in touch with you via email to confirm and finalize your child’s enrollment in the workshop. Use the enrollment links to select which workshops you would like to attend. 

*Scholarships are available to qualified families in need. 

Sign Up
Questions? Contact us!

ELIGIBILITY

Participants must be:

  • Ages 12-16
  • Passionate about learning
  • Interested in pursuing an advanced STEM research topic

*You do not need to be a current IEA student to register for Spyglass. Students from all school districts are welcome.

Career Readiness Workshop Series

This Spyglass Series will be held over 6 different sessions all aimed to help students prepare for college and their future careers. Participants can sign up for any of the workshops a la carte or for the entire 6 workshop series for a discount. View all of the information below! For any questions click here to email Program Manager Megan Figueroa. More details to come. Click here to sign up for email notifications for IEA’s Online Learning. 

College and Career Readiness Spyglass Workshop Series

DATEWORKSHOP SPEAKERWORKSHOP DESCRIPTION
June 24, 2020Charting your CourseDr. Daniel Greenwood & Beth Greenwood, Independent Educational Consultants, Greenwood Associates West Inc.Students will chart their course towards their ideal career. Dan and Beth Greenwood are experts in supporting individuals as they explore what careers best match their individual values, strengths and interests. During this time students will identify their top choices and chart the path to get there.

June 26, 2020
College AdmissionsCourtney Stricklin-Burgan, Associate Dean of Admission, Occidental CollegeWhat are colleges looking for on an application? How do you cut through the noise and stand out? Get the insider's guide to college applications and admissions with Courtney Stricklin-Burgan, Associate Dean of Admissions at Occidental College.
July 1, 2020Networking is your Net WorthMegan Figueroa, Program Manager, Institute for Educational Advancement
July 3, 2020Exploring your Options in STEMDr. Kate Sleeth, Independent Career Consultant, EduKated STEM
July 8, 2020Mastering the InterviewBonnie Raskin, CDB Program Director, Institute for Educational Advancement
July 10,20Financial ManagementZadra Rose Ibanez, Operations Director, Institute for Educational Advancement