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
This year during spring break a group of iLEAD learners from three entities will be working together to help the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico, which is still struggling to rebuild after Hurricane Maria. Learners will be replanting much-needed agriculture, and building sustainable homes and shelters for those left homeless by the devastating storm in … Continue reading “Help iLEAD Learners Give Back!”
We have previously recommended documentaries to enrich students’ studies. Perhaps some learners would like to create their own documentaries for a learning project. The possibilities for topics are endless. There are online resources that will provide a little guidance including: https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/blog-posts/alycia-zimmerman/student-documentaries-nonfiction-comes-life/ https://www.weareteachers.com/student-documentaries-middle-school/ Let the cameras roll!
Over 400 iLEAD learners and family members, along with their facilitators, gathered at College of the Canyons for our first iLEAD Space and Innovation Expo to celebrate DreamUp to Space student achievement. In partnership with DreamUp, students explored microgravity (what astronauts experience in space), the International Space Station and the engineering design process in order … Continue reading “More than 400 Attend iLEAD Space and Innovation Expo”
Get Lit exists because of the desire to increase teen literacy through the spoken word. This organization’s mission statement is, “We use poetry to promote literacy, empower youth, and inspire communities.” They offer a variety of events; two that may be of interest to our learners are the drop-in classes on Saturdays and open mic … Continue reading “Poetry with a Purpose”
Segerstrom Center For the Arts 615 Town Center Drive Costa Mesa, CA 92626 The Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra hosts their spring concert on Monday, March 12,from 7 to 8 p.m. They will be playing “Analog Intelligence” by Brendan Faegre and Gustav Mahler’s First Symphony. The event is free but reservations are required. There are more events … Continue reading “March 12: Youth Orchestra Performance”