iLEAD OC Studio
Please stop by the OC Learning Studio and see the amazing science projects of our iLEAD Exploration learners. Also, you will have the opportunity to meet over 45 of our vendors.Spring into iLEAD 2019 (1)
Have you ever wondered how math can help you cook, what causes a rainbow, or how baby chicks know when to hatch? Set a course for full STEAM ahead to OC Fair’s Imaginology which takes place on April 12-14. OC Fair Imaginology offers a great adventure for children and their families to have fun while learning. The three-day event, themed Power Your Imagination, focuses on the talents of local youth in Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math (STEAM) with a variety of competitions, make-shops, workshops, and exhibits. There’s something for everyone at Imaginology.
Please join us for an informational meeting about Imaginology and how to submit a project for competition.
OC Learning Studio (The Presbyterian Church of the Covenant)
2850 Fairview Road
Costa Mesa, CA 92626
DATES: Jan. 25 or Feb. 1
TIME: 10-11 a.m.
If you would like to learn more, please RSVP here.
Calling all iLEAD Exploration crafters and makers! The OC Learning Studio will be hosting the first-ever iLEAD Exploration Learner Holiday Craft and Maker Fair on Friday, Dec. 7 from 10 a.m. to noon. While shopping is open to ALL homeschooling families, only iLEAD Exploration learners will have the opportunity to reserve booth space to display and sell handcrafted items. It’s time to start building your creative inventory! Please RSVP here if you would like to reserve a booth. Stay tuned for more information.
Lifetouch will be at the OC learning studio on Friday, Oct 12 from 10 am-1: 30 pm. The studio is located at 2850 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, CA 92626. Learners and parents taking their pictures will also receive a FREE ID. Please sign up here for a time slot!iLead-Exploration-School-Fall-2018-full-color-Flyer-1
If you are unable to attend the OC picture day, you may also schedule an appointment with Lifetouch.Life-Touch-Personal-Sessions
The OC learning studio has some exciting opportunities available to ALL iLEAD learners that you don’t want to miss!
October 5 – Fall Festival and Cardboard Arcade
Come welcome fall with a festival! Caine’s Arcade inspired a revolution of creative play across the world five years ago. Let’s celebrate the anniversary of his movement with our own cardboard arcade! At cainesarcade.com, you will find Caine’s story and inspire your learner to create his/her own game for other learners to play.
October 26 – Pumpkin Bots
Bring a small pumpkin and we will have all the nuts, bolts and other hardware to turn your ordinary squash into a pumpkin bot!
November 9 – Treats for Troops and Multi-Cultural Potluck
Yes, sometimes you can get too much candy, so what’s better than donating candy to our amazing service men and women? Bring your unwanted candy, and we will make sure it gets to Soldier Angels’ Treats for Troops project. We will wrap up the day with a multicultural potluck feast.
December 7 – Holiday Boutique
Calling all entrepreneurial learners! Come sell your handmade or homemade goodies and creations at our holiday boutique.
All events will take place from 10 am-12 pm at our studio in Costa Mesa. Please stay tuned for more details.
iLEAD’s OC Learning Studio is rolling out the red carpet! This year, we welcome a new studio theme, two educational facilitators, and a central location in Costa Mesa. Through engaging lessons and activities, learners at the studio will explore writing, math, science, and STEAM. Our first session will focus on the science of flight, personal narrative writing, the construction of flying machines, and concepts of money. Any iLEAD family interested in signing up their learner(s) for both days for the entire school year will receive a reduced cost of $900 per semester!
The studio will host its grand opening celebration on Friday, September 7, from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm. All “theaters” will be open for families to preview and meet the headlining “actors.” All interested families are invited to attend.
For more information about the studio’s offerings, please contact your EF or Kendra Bailey (the OC Learning Studio Coordinator).
Space is limited, so be sure to reserve your “ticket” soon!Red-Carpet-Flyer
For the second semester, iLEAD Exploration learners attending the OC Learning Studio went on so many wonderful educational adventures. Through STEAM activities and grade-level appropriate lessons, learners explored the worlds of the various influential people and their impact on society. They learned about art and rhyming with Dr. Seuss, paleontology, catapults and mirror writing with Da Vinci, maps and flight with Amelia Earhart, leadership skills and tenacity with Eleanor Roosevelt, and baseball and integrity with Jackie Robinson. They ended the year with water bottle rocket launches for flight and hats for cats for Dr. Seuss. Learners even enjoyed a beautiful day outside with some water balloon baseball! Our final day brought much celebration with bingo, bubbles, water balloon skee-ball, and a relay race! The studio is looking forward to more amazing learning experiences during the 2018-2019 school year!
Our iLEAD Exploration OC Studio is under way! Learners are studying flight for the month of April and focusing on Amelia Earhart. Some of the STEAM activities include building kites, creating an egg carton helicopter, exploding chalk art, and launching water bottle rockets. If you are interested in learning more about our studio offerings, please contact our studio coordinator Kendra Bailey for more information.
On Monday, our iLEAD OC Studio is excited to roll out their second (and final) session at the studio for this school year. Learners will be studying flight for the month of April and focusing on Amelia Earhart.
Some of the STEAM activities they plan to complete include building kites, creating an egg carton helicopter, exploding chalk art, and launching water bottle rockets. If interested in learning more about our studio offerings, please contact our studio coordinator, Kendra Bailey at kendra.bailey@iLEADexploration.org for more information.
Learners at the O.C. learning studio welcomed Officer Reed and his companion Ready Fox from ReadyOC on Feb. 26. He shared with everyone the importance of emergency preparedness at home as well as at the studio. All learners went home with a bracelet to remind them to discuss an emergency plan with their family and an informational sheet on how to do this. With the help of Ready Fox, everyone laughed and learned a lot about how to prepare for and be safe during an emergency!
The OC Learning Studio will be hosting its first Open House this Wednesday, Feb. 28, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Come learn more about the studio and see the learners and our educational facilitators in action!
Interested families will have an opportunity to see the studio during our normal day, which will begin with seeing the learners play during our lunch break, followed by a tour of the classrooms, and ending with a taste of what our STEAM afternoons look like. If interested, families are welcome to stay until the end of our day (1:30 p.m.) and participate in the STEAM activity. Currently enrolled iLEAD Exploration learners are welcome to sign up for the studio at any time. Funds will be prorated based upon the start date of registration for the studio. Future iLEAD Exploration learners can attend a trial day at the studio at any time. Please contact Kendra Bailey for further information.adventure-flyer-1
We look forward to having you join us in our adventure this spring!
New sessions at the iLEAD OC Learning Studio begin this week! If you have questions or would like to know more about our program, we have answers for you! Your educational facilitator will be sending you call-in information for an informative webinar on Tuesday, Feb. 6 from 7 to 8 p.m. to hear all about the learning studio and what we are offering for the spring sessions. The webinar will be recorded and also posted on the HUB.
If you would prefer to see the studio in action, join us for an info session and tour from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 12. To RSVP, please sign up here to complete a brief survey.
We hope you will join us to learn more about the amazing experiences your learner could be a part of at the OC Learning Studio!
The iLEAD OC Learning Studio is excited to release two more spring sessions for our families!
Exciting news! Two high school webinars have now been posted to the Hub for your viewing pleasure.
Additionally, we hosted our first “Love and Logic” webinar on Tuesday. It was fantastic, and we look forward to our next session in another month! Speaking of sessions, the iLEAD OC Learning Studio is excited to release two more spring sessions for our families!
In a few weeks, we will also be sending out a survey to find out what types of topics at the OC learning studio will be of interest to your family for the fall!
Have a great week of learning! We appreciate and admire you!
The snow day at the iLEAD OC Studio is this coming Friday, and Monday is the last day to RSVP. We look forward to seeing you there for some shivery, slippery fun!Snow-Day-Flyer-
We are super excited to announce our new, highly devoted and experienced iLEAD OC Studio Coordinator, Kendra Bailey, who will be planning and hosting a variety of awesome workshops for our iLEAD learners. Kendra comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience and we are excited to introduce you to her:
What are your plans for the OC Learning Studio?
I envision the studio ultimately being a place for learners, parents and teachers to gather to enjoy learning. From the learner perspective, I would like a variety of opportunities to be available for them including STEM/STEAM activities, project-based learning, collaborative groups, hands-on science, and the list could go on and on. For the parents, I would like the studio to be a place where they have the opportunity to learn from each other, share with each other and have a chance to learn from EFs as well. I would also love to work with vendors and allow them an opportunity to showcase what they have. And finally, I would like the studio to be a ‘hub’ for teachers; it could be used for in-person meetings with families, pod meetings, etc.
For this school year, we are going to focus on creating a place where kids want to be. The studio is going to host once-a-month theme days packed with all kinds of activities. Each theme day will have a STEAM focus with different activities geared for a group of grade levels. Our first fun workshop is Snow Days and it is scheduled for Jan. 26.
In what ways do you think about homeschool kids as you plan all the fun workshops?
While working at a school as the the middle school teacher for our in-person program, I learned what home school learners enjoyed about our in-person days. They love to be with each other. I would like any day at the studio to be sure to allow opportunities for the kids to interact and just enjoy being around each other. With that in mind, having activities where they get a chance to partner or be in a group is a focus. Not every workshop will be like that, but those opportunities are so valuable. I also want to bring to them activities that they may not otherwise do at home, such as a large-scale science experiment or reader’s theater. The studio is a wonderful opportunity to not only provide great learning opportunities, but also develop some valuable life skills, such as working with others.
Have you traveled to any other country?
Yes! Canada – last Christmas (it is a winter wonderland), and England – I was there for work with CAVA. I demonstrated lessons to the teachers there using K12 curriculum in grades 1, 3, and 5. It was an amazing experience to be a part of the schooling process in England and to see the kids. I’ve also been to Mexico (where my husband proposed in Cancun).
Do you have a unique or unusual talent?
I might be a little rusty, but I can belly dance. My instructor would arrange for some of us to perform at restaurants and a few parties. I don’t think I’ll be pulling out my costume any time soon, though!
What are some fun facts about you:
I love to read, run and garden. I find baking a great stress reliever – both for me and the receiver of the goodies. My friends and family have come to look forward to when I feel like trying out a new recipe.