iLEAD Exploration Remains Open Virtually for Learners

iLEAD Exploration continues to operate its independent study model in an entirely virtual format.

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March Field Studies and Webinars

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Our team is working hard to bring you interesting webinars and field study experiences. The month of March is packed with events that you won’t want to miss. Please take a look below to view upcoming events. Also, don’t forget about our Virtual Talent Show. Submissions are due by April 14, 2021.

Please check out the fliers below for more fun events:

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Webinars 2021

Meet DreamUp to Space Team Member: Raegan Brown, Team Carrot

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DreamUp to Space is a project that challenges young people to understand and explore the impact that microgravity has on matter. Through a partnership with DreamUp, iLEAD learners in grades 5-12 are inspired to develop the skills and knowledge to design, develop, and propose an experiment that could be run on the International Space Station.

In July of 2020, two teams from iLEAD Schools were selected for flight in the 2020 DreamUp to Space Virtual Mission & Experiment Design Challenge. Currently, learners from across the network are collaborating on these two teams — Team Carrot and Team Adzuki — in preparation for a spring launch of their experiments to the International Space Station.

Each learner has unique interests, strengths, and goals to bring to each team. We’d like to introduce you to our team members! Today we’re introducing Raegan Brown!

Meet Raegan Brown, Team Carrot

DreamUp Raegan BrownA 14-year-old freshman at iLEAD Exploration, Raegan has a passion for everything creative and loves to express herself through graphic design, art, and science. Among her many dreams and aspirations, Raegan would like to get into marketing and graphic design. She’s currently taking AP psychology, and in her spare time she loves to act and participate in theatre. Right now she has an LA agent and has been able to do commercials and audition for popular series and movies for major networks like Netflix, Nickelodeon, ABC, Disney, Warner Bros. Pictures, and Fox. When she gets the chance, Raegan loves to bake snickerdoodles, scones, and anything strawberry flavored!

We had the chance to ask Raegan a few questions!

Q&A with Raegan

How does it feel knowing that you have an opportunity that very few people have — to be part of a team sending an experiment to space?

“It feels great to know that I’m participating in such an amazing production, and I’m ever so grateful to have this opportunity to participate with such an incredible team and talented members.”

What’s a fun fact about you?

“I love everything Marvel! I’ve seen all the movies and television shows, I have merch, and I’ve recently gotten into the comic books!”

In what ways has this experience influenced or inspired you?

“After badging up with the DreamUp to Space program, I now can look at science in a way I’ve never looked at it before: Science is now very fun for me. It used to feel like another chore, and it is now one of my favorite subjects in school.”

We look forward to introducing more team members to you soon!

March Field Studies and Webinars

Field studies

Our team is working hard to bring you interesting webinars and field studies experiences. The month of March is packed with events that you won’t want to miss. Please take a look below to view upcoming events. Also, don’t forget about our Virtual Talent Show. Submissions are due by April 14, 2021.

Please check out the fliers below for more fun events:

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Webinars 2021

ASB Game Day!

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ASB is hosting an Online Game Event for all iLEAD High school learners on Friday, February 26 at 1:00 pm. We will be playing Pictionary, Among Us, and Scattergories. Hope you can join us! To RSVP click HERE.

Ongoing Club Updates

High School Clubs iLEAD Exploration

The Gaming Club is a place for gamers to hang out and have good times. We have tournaments, tips and tricks for some of your favorite games, and a community of chill gamers to play with. You can squad up with players in your favorite games and have calls with other members at any time. Join our club to join in on the fun! We meet a few times a month. –Ezra, Gaming Club President
The Creative Writing Club is officially meeting every month! Our first meeting was at the end of January and our next meeting will be February 26th at 11 am. We are going to be using prompts to write before each meeting. We choose the prompts based on what we want to write about and discuss, and are always open to recommendations on how the club can improve! We hope you will join us! –Maia, Creative Writing Club PresidentTo join one or both clubs, RSVP here.

Upcoming College Fairs and Events

College Feb

On May 12, iLEAD and fellow California independent study charter schools will be hosting our own virtual event, so be sure to save the date!

WACAC and NACAC fairs feature a full array of international and national colleges. These events include both college presentations as well as subject information sessions on specialty topics. National Portfolio Day offers you the opportunity to upload your art portfolio and receive advice from a variety of art schools and art departments.

More fairs will be added as we move into the spring and summer. Scoir, iLEAD’s college planning tool, gives up-to-date information on college fairs.

Below you will find a list of virtual college fairs:

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Virtual Science Fair 2021

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We invited learners in grades TK-12 to participate in our virtual science fair, and here is the link to all the wonderful submissions. Prepare to be amazed, inspired, and educated by the science projects shared here.

Celebrating Black History Month

Black History Month

Black History Month is an annual celebration of achievements by African Americans and a time for recognizing their central role in U.S. history. Since 1976, every U.S. president has officially designated the month of February as Black History Month. Other countries around the world, including Canada and the United Kingdom, also devote a month to celebrating Black history.

PBS.org created a lesson for learners in grades 6-12 that discusses 22-year-old Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb.” You can find the lesson here.

 

The Science of Circus Arts Virtual Tutorial (Grades 2-6)

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The Circus Arts are filled with relationships between art and science. Most times you are aware of the visual excitement while watching your favorite act, but do you know the science behind the magic? On February 9 from 1:00 pm2:00 pm, learners in grades 2-6 are invited to explore the science behind hooping, juggling and fire dancing through live performance, science experiments, and videos in the Circus Arts Exploration Event with JennaH2O of Flowbox Circus!

Tickets are $10 and only learner funds will be accepted (no credit cards, please). Please register each learner in grades 2-6 (per vendor request, only these grade levels may attend) who will be participating. Tickets will be available until February 1 at 5 p.m.

Additional info: Bring hoops and balls for juggling, if you would like (but not required).

Barnabas Robotics Robot Innovations

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Join Barnabas Robotics and explore the awesome intersection of engineering, art and creativity while building a one-of-a-kind robot! In this workshop, learners will discover how real-world engineers use electricity, mechanical parts and design to invent things that we use in everyday life and build their own robot creation! Registration is now open. Please see the flier for details.

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Kindness Rocks!

Kindness Rocks

Join Exploration families and spread a little kindness, good will, and gratitude around our communities. Please take a look at the flier below for more details on how to register.

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Upcoming Events: Snowstorm in a Jar

Winter

Join us and learn how to make a snowstorm in a jar!

Let’s make it feel like winter right here in our homes! You will need to gather a few materials (see registration link for details) and get ready to have fun creating a snowstorm, a cool way to experiment with science! Please register here for this fun event.

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Virtual Wax Museum

Virtual Wax Museum

We are very excited to share this Virtual Wax Museum tour. Our very own iLEAD learners researched historical figures from the past and created amazing presentations to share with. We hope that you enjoy learning and exploring the past. Please take a look at the link below to start exploring!

Virtual Wax Museum

 

Upcoming Educational Events

Fall 2020 Virtual Events

If your learner is in TK-3 and enjoys sharing, then you won’t want to miss our TK-3 Show and Tell that is happening on November 17 at 11:00 a.m. Register here to sign up for this fun event.

You can also register by clicking on any upcoming events on the flier.

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Let’s Cook

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Our Let’s Cook deadline has been extended to January 15! Please take this opportunity to show off your culinary skills and share them with us. We can’t wait to see what’s cooking!

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Upcoming Educational Events

Fall 2020 Virtual Events

If your learner is in TK-3 and enjoys sharing, then you won’t want to miss our TK-3 Show and Tell that is happening on November 17 at 11:00 a.m. Register here to sign up for this fun event.

You can also register by clicking on any upcoming events on the flier.

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Kindness Rocks!

Kindness Rocks

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Pet Show and Tell

Fall 2020 Virtual Events

Now is your chance to show off that pet of yours! Please register for the upcoming Pet Show & Tell on November 5 at 1:00 p.m. by visiting here.

You can also register by clicking on any upcoming events on the flier.

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Kindness Rocks!

Kindness Rocks

Kindness Rocks!

Upcoming Educational Events

Fall 2020 Virtual Events

We are very excited about the upcoming virtual events listed below! Please register for the upcoming Pet Show & Tell on November 5th at 1:00 p.m. by visiting here. Now is your chance to show off that pet of yours!

You can also register by clicking on any upcoming events on the flier.

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Upcoming Educational Events

Fall 2020 Virtual Events

We are very excited about the upcoming virtual events listed below!

  • Please register for Skribbl Pictionary on October 23 at 2:00 p.m. by visiting here. Also, please note that we have extended the registration deadline for Let’s Cook to 10/23.
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Upcoming Educational Events

Fall 2020 Virtual Events

We are very excited about the upcoming virtual events listed below:

  • TK-3 Show and Tell, October 13 at 11:00 a.m. Register here.
  • Let’s Cook, October 16 at 1:00 p.m. Register here.
  • Skribbl Pictionary, October 23 at 2:00 p.m. Register here.
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Virtual Wax Museum

Virtual Wax Museum

Virtual History Wax Museum flyer

Upcoming Educational Events

Fall 2020 Virtual Events

We are very excited about the upcoming virtual events listed below:

  • Virtual Book Club: October 8 at 11 a.m. Register here by October 5.
  • Scattergories for learners in grades 3-5: October 5 at 2 p.m. Register here.
  • TK-3 Show and Tell: October 13 at 11 a.m. Register here.
  • Let’s Cook: October 16 at 1 p.m. Register here.
  • Skribbl Pictionary: October 23 at 2 p.m. Register here.
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