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05 Nov 10 Ways to Celebrate National STEAM Day!

November 8th is National STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) Day! This day was created to encourage individuals of all ages to delve deeper into these exciting areas of learning. Parents, have your children pick an item off this list or make up their...

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29 Oct How IEA Helped Me Grow: A Reflection by Kaitlyn Chen

By Kaitlyn Chen, IEA Summer Programs Intern  We asked IEA's Summer Programs Intern Kaitlyn Chen to write a reflection on her journey with IEA. Check out her post below on how IEA influenced important decisions about her future career opportunities!   My name is Kaitlyn, and I’m currently...

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03 Sep 2019 Summer Programs Round-Up

By Nicole Endacott, IEA Program Coordinator Summer 2019 is a wrap! As always, this summer was fulfilling and busy. Returning students reconnected with one another and a large group of bright new students entered the IEA community for the first time. Read on to hear...

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29 Aug Reflecting on my Internship at IEA – Kaitlyn Chen

By Kaitlyn Chen, IEA Summer Programs Intern This summer, I had the chance to intern at the Institute for Educational Advancement. The eight-week internship went beyond my expectations. I learned so much more than I could have asked for, whether that was figuring out how to...

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19 Aug IEA Internship Experience – Kate Connally

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 hand in IEA; after all, I attended the Yunasa summer camp for...

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06 Aug 4 Easy Tips to Prepare for Heading Back to School

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 - going back to school is not for the faint of heart....

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30 Jul “Something Beautiful” – Elizabeth’s Story

“He was like a bomb.” That is how Elizabeth described her eldest son, Joseph who, at 4 years old, was a highly energetic child with an urgent fascination for numbers. His attraction was so advanced, Elizabeth had to relearn middle school math concepts just to satisfy...

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23 Jul Hallmarks of an IEA Academy Class

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 hallmarks of what makes these, and other fall courses speak to the...

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09 Jul Fall Opportunities for Gifted Youth

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 to expand their resume, find a hobby or make new friends, the...

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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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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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06 Apr LABS: Measuring the Milky Way with Variable Stars

[vc_row css_animation="" row_type="row" use_row_as_full_screen_section="no" type="full_width" angled_section="no" text_align="left" background_image_as_pattern="without_pattern"][vc_column][vc_column_text]   MEASURING THE MILKY WAY WITH VARIABLE STARS Date & Time: Saturday, April 6, 2019, 10:30 am – 1:00 pm Speakers: Dr. Nina Hernitschek, Postdoctoral Researcher, California Institute of Technology Grade Levels: 7-12 Cost: $50   Until about 100 years, scientists were very unsure about our position in 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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academy teacher

04 Dec Reflections from an Academy Teacher

By Anita Russell, Academy Teacher There are many things I love about IEA Academy. The most important things to me are the freedoms the program offers its instructors that I did not have at other schools.  The first freedom I cherish here is the ability to follow...

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workshop

18 Sep More Than Just A Workshop

By Alexis Hopper, Program Coordinator This past July, 12-year-old educator and GOVLEARN founder (and now 2018 Caroline D. Bradley Scholar!), Luke Gialanella, presented Academy's fourth student-lead workshop. Votes and Voices: The Electoral College invited students ages 9-14 to participate in an informative and fun introduction to...

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Leonardo da Vinci

21 Aug Leonardo da Vinci: Restless Renaissance Rebel

By Hillary Jade, Program Manager When Leonardo da Vinci is mentioned, either in an academic setting or in a casual conversation, one of several knee-jerk references usually comes to mind: His inventions The Mona Lisa The Vitruvian Man, his painstakingly accurate depiction of the human form ...

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Academy Student

07 Aug Reflections of a First-Time Academy Student

By Eli McLaughlin, Academy Student This summer was my first time at Academy. I had two classes, Ocean Exploration and Around the Wor(l)d: Letters and Language. On the first day of Ocean Exploration, I was the second one there. I didn't know what to expect since this...

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03 Jul Summer Academy Engages Students with Hands-on Learning

by Mark Blekherman, Summer EXPLORE Extern Academy classes are at once engaging and educational. While sitting in on three classes two weeks ago, I was surprised by the instructors’ hands-on, student-centered approach to learning. Academy students arrive at conclusions through discussion and inquiry; rather than feeding...

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tragedies and sonnets

15 May Shakespeare’s Tragedies and Sonnets

by Cassidy Kao, Academy Student Hi, I’m Cassidy Kao. I’m a twelve-year-old author and the founder and CEO of iPoetTree (more on this later). Additionally, I recently led my third poetry workshop at Academy! IEA Academy helped me start teaching others and supported me by hosting my...

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