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27 Jan IEA Students Share the Impact of Mentorship

By Megan Figueroa, Program Manager "One of the most valuable experiences a gifted student can have is exposure to a mentor who is willing to share personal values, a particular interest, time, talent and skills. When the experience is properly structured and the mentor is...

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14 Jan Celebrating the Importance of Mentorship

By Megan Figueroa, Program Manager At the start of a new year, we often spend time reflecting on our past and envisioning our futures. As 2020 marks the start of a new decade, I find myself reflecting on the path I have taken in the last...

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08 Jan Learn Something New at IEA’s Spring Academy

By Alexis Hopper, IEA Program Coordinator Write it on your heart that every day is the best day in the year. --Ralph Waldo Emerson IEA Academy invites you to join us this spring as we make each day our best in 2020. Come learn, grow and make...

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31 Dec Top 10 Blog Posts of 2019

By Ashley Prior, Marketing and Communications Coordinator Thank you so much to all of our blog's readers. This year we had a record number of visitors and comments on our blog! Here were the Institute for Educational Advancement’s top blog posts in 2019: Everything You Want to...

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27 Dec Reflections on Resolutions for 2020

By Zadra Rose Ibañez, IEA Director of Operations As we near the end of the year, I have been thinking about New Year Resolutions. I was recently reading an old journal of mine and saw a list of tasks I wanted to accomplish before year end. Because...

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02 Dec Why give to IEA this #GivingTuesday!

By Mavis Bortey-fio, Development Manager   I have had quite the journey in my six months at IEA. After the first few weeks, I was crying at work while listening to Yunasa Leadership 2 campers. Over a temperamental flame, these young leaders spoke about difference Yunasa made...

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26 Nov Happy Thanksgiving from IEA President Elizabeth Jones

Dear Friends and Family of IEA, With the thanksgiving holiday approaching, we begin to reflect on all that we are grateful for.  As I think about the past year, I remember many wonderful moments and people associated with the Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA). Whether it was...

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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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22 Oct Parent-Teacher Conference Tips

By Anvi Kevany, IEA Adminstrative Assistant  It’s that time of the year for Parent-Teacher Conferences.  Usually many schools will schedule the conferences during the fall. Here are some tips including additional resources on how to have a productive and successful Parent Teacher conference. Preparation:  Before you attend the...

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15 Oct 2019 Vision & Leadership 2e Symposium

By Alexis Hopper, IEA Program Coordinator  This past weekend, Bridges 2e Center for Research and Professional Development hosted the 2019 Vision & Leadership 2e Symposium. I had the honor and privilege of attending its Super Sunday program, which offered a diverse range of presentations by leading...

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06 Oct IDEA Day 2019

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24 Sep 5 Reasons I[d]EA Day is Not to Miss!

By Mavis Bortey-fio, IEA Development Manager If you are reading this, that probably means this is not the first time hearing about our exciting fall fundraiser, I[d]EA Day. If, however, you and your family are still on the fence about attending, we present to you a...

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10 Sep Announcing the 2024 Class of Caroline D. Bradley Scholars

The Institute for Educational Advancement (IEA) has announced the 2024 class of award recipients of the Caroline D. Bradley Scholarship, a four-year high school scholarship for gifted learners to attend an optimally matched high school program to help them work toward meeting their unique intellectual...

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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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27 Aug Finding Balance at Yunasa

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 so on. They have great practice living inside their heads and tend...

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13 Aug Igniting Your Passion at Yunasa

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 know themselves and each other in gentle yet profound ways. As ever,...

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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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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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20 Jun Summer Spotlight 2019

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