Spotlights

The Fine Art Of Teaching AP Art Online
For many facilitators, as well as learners, creating a high quality, online learning experience is a challenge. Additionally, what if you added the rigors of...
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Empower Generations Capitalizes On Consistent Collaboration, Coaching For Better Project Design
For practitioners of PBL, the project design process is essential to learner success. With this in mind, the team at Empower Generations - known as...
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19-Year-Old iLEAD Exploration Learner With Autism Launches Successful Career As Visual Artist
One of the most important outcomes of education is yielding adults that are independent and able to thrive economically and socially. For learners with disabilities,...
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iLEAD SCVi Facilitator Taking STEM Passions To Next Level By Heading To The Upper Stratosphere
One of the many tenets of project-based learning is authenticity - learning that is as relevant and real world as possible. When it comes to...
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iLEAD Online Facilitator Designs New Sports Medicine Pathway Modeling Online Project-Based Learning
Educators have often created curriculum. This can be projects, units of study or specific learning activities. For iLEAD Online Facilitator Harley Young, that is just...
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ILEAD Online Facilitator Emphasizes Strong Relationships, Connections To Online Learning
When it comes to facilitators and learners, some have questioned whether it is possible to develop as strong of a connection online as can be...
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iLEAD Lancaster, Empower Generations Alum Ryan Monroe Returns As Staff Member
For an educational organization, there may be nothing more satisfying, as well as validating, than having a former learner return to work as a staff...
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Former iLEAD SCVi Learner Returns To Work For iLEAD Schools
For an educational organization, there may be nothing more satisfying, as well as validating, than having a former learner return to work as a staff...
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iLEAD Exploration 5th Grade Quadruplets Embrace Love Of Learning, Exploration and Inquiry
Homeschool families - especially at iLEAD Exploration - have reputations for not only embracing the available personalization, but also maximizing extended learning adventures such as...
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4th Grader Showcases PBL, SEL And Learner Agency With Own YouTube Channel
When we hear that “learners need to own their learning,” we may get different ideas of what that looks like. We may picture a learner...
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Leadership Profile: Heidi Hernandez
iLEAD Exploration continues to grow and expand in all ways - including new leaders. One of those new leaders is Regional Lead Heidi Hernandez. She...
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Leadership Profile: Lisa Salazar
iLEAD Exploration continues to grow and expand in all ways - including new leaders. One of those new leaders is Regional Lead Lisa Salazar. She...
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Leadership Profile: Larry King – The Director of Charter Development and Employee Services
iLEAD Schools and the Maker Learning Network continue to grow and expand each year. With that growth, new or expanding needs develop. In order to...
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SCVi Senior Spends Summer Advancing Language Studies Through U.S. State Department
Across the United States, millions of high schoolers take foreign language courses each and every year. Indeed, it’s an expectation for most post-secondary opportunities, as...
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iLEAD Agua Dulce 7th Grader Modeling Path For Young Women in STEM
For years, women have been underrepresented in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) university courses and occupations. Studies have repeatedly reported that math and science...
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iLEAD Agua Dulce Launches New, Learner-Centered High School
What happens when a successful and innovative TK-8 school has learners that want to continue their same unique experience after 8th grade? Well, start a...
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iLEAD AV Begins New School Year With New Director
Each new school year brings changes and new experiences. There are new learners, new technology, new programs, new experiences and often new staff. This year,...
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iLEAD Exploration Expands with New Antelope Valley Hybrid Program
Exploration - iLEAD’s flexible homeschooling program that specializes in personalized instruction for grades TK-12 - is expanding once again. Although already serving thousands of learners, a...
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SCVi Alum Reflects On Her Journey from iLEAD to Italy
iLEAD is an acronym that stands for International, Leadership, Entrepreneurial Development, the Arts and Design Thinking. To many in the iLEAD Community, these are more...
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SCVi Charter School Welcomes Two New Directors
A new school year always brings lots of new: learners, learning, facilitators and new leaders as well. The iLEAD Santa Clarita (SCVi) community is welcoming...
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New iLEAD Online Facilitator Points Learning toward Civil Discourse & Action
Distance learning during the pandemic certainly created many challenges. Some learners, facilitators, parents and others pined to return to in-person school. However, facilitator Ian Miller...
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MLN & iLEAD Leaders Share Words of Deep Appreciation for Facilitators
May is National Teacher Appreciation Month. The hope at the Maker Learning Network and iLEAD Schools is that our educational facilitators, along with all staff,...
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iLEAD AV History Facilitator Priscilla Tucker Inspires Authentic Learning
There has often been a disconnect between how educators and learners view the subject of history. Educators know the inherent value of understanding where we...
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iLEAD Exploration Advisor Puts College in Reach for All Learners
High school counselors work tirelessly to support their students’ efforts to attend the colleges and universities of their choice. And although these efforts produce tremendous...
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iLEAD-SCVi Grad Julia Barragan Leads Meaningful Work with Mental Health Nonprofit
iLEAD Schools facilitators challenge learners to apply their skills to work for the greater good. iLEAD Santa Clarita (SCVi) alumna Julia Barragan has taken this...
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iLEAD Art Facilitator Yoonhee Aprahamian Empowers All Learners to Create
Arts education is integral to iLEAD’s philosophy. In fact, the “A” in iLEAD stands for arts. At SCVi Charter School, iLEAD's founding school, facilitator Yoonhee...
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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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SCVi’s Erika Cedeño Leads Meaningful International Learning
The lowercase "i' in iLEAD represents "international." iLEAD was founded on the belief that learning foreign languages and studying many cultures helps a learner become...
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iLEAD Legacy Maker: Nick Rivera
In a rapidly changing world, it’s essential to develop the skills, values and behaviors to become an engaged citizen and collaborative problem-solver. Called global competencies,...
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Living History: An iLEAD Legacy Project
History teachers strive to make the past come alive for their learners. At SCVi, 8th grade facilitators Dustin Lengning and Keith Faulkner do just that....
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iLEAD Legacy Maker: Griffin Loch
SCVi Exploration’s Griffin Loch is our latest iLEAD Legacy Maker.  The successful young filmmaker is completing his third full-length feature film, A Spark in Nothing....
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iLEAD Legacy Makers: Jax Malcolm
In the professional world, there is often a common means of establishing someone’s presence in any particular field: Google it. That’s right. If you Google...
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