Michael Niehoff

iLEAD and Maker Learning Network Launch Badging System to Recognize Professional Learning
All professions emphasize ongoing learning, training and growth. For years, many occupations have had certifications, credentials or licenses to formally signify levels of mastery, competency...
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Empower Generations Learners Take Civic Action through ‘Creating a Difference Project’
Many educators believe civic education, engagement and activism are vital aspects of learning and maintaining a healthy democracy. All over the country, we are seeing...
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5th Annual Student Support Symposium Garners Positive Feedback, High-Level Learning
Now in its fifth year, the iLEAD Student Support Symposium is a valuable professional learning opportunity in California. The purpose of the event is to...
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WorldOver International School Crafts Unique Experiences for Global Learners
People are searching for authentic, quality experiences in all aspects of their lives. Every industry, from dining to travel to retail, is responding to an...
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Alakaʻi O Kauaʻi Charter School Celebrates Growth and Potential
By Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator, iLEAD Schools Now in its third year, Alakaʻi O Kauaʻi Charter School — which translates to iLEAD Kauai —...
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‘Imagine Project’ Gives Kids Tools to Overcome Stress and Trauma
Research shows that children who have untreated anxiety, depression and trauma are more likely to perform poorly in school, miss out on important social experiences and...
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Why Kids Need Time to Play and What You Can Do to Help
As the pandemic stretches on, many families and educators have faced challenges related to distance learning. To make learning and life better for our kids,...
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iLEAD Facilitator Ingrid Moon Inspires Deeper Learning through the Sciences
Every teacher you meet will be able to argue why their core subject is foundational to success in life. Ingrid Moon, facilitator of IB Biology...
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How Schools Can Cultivate a Culture of Creativity — And Why It Matters
The Partnership for 21st-Century Skills introduced the Four Cs: collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. Each of those Four Cs is essential for innovation, entrepreneurship,...
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Lessons for PBL Educators from the Food Truck Phenomenon
Before the pandemic, food trucks were all the rage. Now, with restricted indoor dining options, food trucks are gaining even more popularity. Just as food...
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iLEAD Agua Dulce Spreads the Joy of Toys in School-Wide Project
In an effort to engage in the universality and power of play, iLEAD Agua Dulce has embarked on an ambitious school-wide project to answer the...
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How iLEAD Schools Set the Standard for Online Special Education
During the pandemic and distance learning, many schools have struggled to give their most vulnerable learners the accommodations they need. However, iLEAD Schools continue to...
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