December 20: Last day to sign up for Science Accelerator opportunity
December 20: End of Semester 1 for full-time learners.
December 20-January 15: Winter Break
January 16: Start of semester full-time families for coach meetings and advisory activities
January 17: Semester 1 official Reports of Progress emailed to full-time families
January 27: Start of Semester 2/Quarter 3 classes
Dear learners, Do you need to catch up with missing work in your iLEAD Online courses? Go to your course and select GRADES tab to view your current course grade. If you see any work marked missing or no credit, you can turn that work in to raise your grade. If you have any questions … Continue reading “Message from the Director”
In our last tip we posted a list of recommended documentaries. We are going to keep that idea going with another list you may wish to explore. Topics include everything from the Arab Spring to gender equality. https://www.commonsensemedia.org/blog/12-documentaries-that-will-inspire-kids-to-change-the-world Teaching tips are included. Some topics may not be appropriate for all students.
Bowers Museum 2002 N Main St Santa Ana, CA 92706 Now through Jan. 28, you can see the Antarctic as it looked 100 years ago during the trans-Antarctic expedition. Sir Ernest Shackleton led this journey, and it was documented with photographs taken by Frank Hurley. Hurley’s work and some artifacts from the expedition will be on … Continue reading “Chill Out at the Bowers Museum”
NOTE: Some learners might find this absolutely fascinating, but others may find it ‘gross’. These are real bodies… THE SCOOP: It’s the West Coast debut of the amazing show about the intricacies of the human body. This special exhibition presents the body in health and distress, its vulnerabilities and potential, and many of the challenges … Continue reading “Body Worlds and the California Science Center”
It’s time for the annual Marina del Rey Boat Parade! Families can enjoy sledding, fireworks, the boat parade and more. Admission is free! Saturday, Dec. 9 12-6 p.m. Snow Wonder at Burton Chace Park 5:55-6 p.m. Fireworks Show 6-8 p.m. 55th Annual Holiday Boat Parade For more information — including viewing spots and parking — … Continue reading “Check Out the Marina del Rey Boat Parade”
Griffith Observatory hosts a free public star party one Saturday a month from 2 p.m. to 9:45 p.m. What a great opportunity to chat with astronomers and look at the moon, planets, etc. Upcoming Star Parties: 2017 Dec. 16 2018 Jan. 27 Feb. 24 March 24 April 21 May 19 June 23 For more dates … Continue reading “Free Stargazing at Griffith Observatory”
Jenny has been an educational psychologist/doula for the past 13 years, and an educator for over 22 years. She received a bachelor’s degree from UCLA and a M.Ed. from CSUN. She began her career as a preschool teacher and then became an elementary school teacher after graduating from college. For the last 13 years, Jenny … Continue reading “Course Facilitator Spotlight: Jenny Slider”