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Don’t eat that Halloween candy – Use it for science!

Candy is great… especially when it’s used for science! As Halloween approaches, here’s a look back at some of the ways iSchool has used candy in its STEAM SEL activities.  Want these types of memorable experiences for your children? Register now for our Winter Break Camp. Geodesic Dome: We used 11 gumdrops and 25 toothpicks […]

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Equal engineering fun for girls and boys kicks off iSchool’s new Aldrin Program

iSchool started its new program at Aldrin Elementary School in Reston, Virginia this week with equal parts engineering and social/emotional skills development.  Our open-ended questions allow for creativity and solve some of the problems plaguing STEM fields. According to the National Science Foundation (NSF), biases are persistent in schools: “A teacher will often help a […]

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Fall After-School Programs start off with flying fun!

Our Fall season of after-school programs started yesterday at Forestville Elementary School. Class was our exclusive, seamless blend of STEAM SEL activities (blending science, technology, engineering, arts, math, and social and emotional life skills). After some warm-up exercises in order to “get the sillies out” and foster self-regulation, we got to know each other with […]

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Forestville Elementary Renovation for Innovation Science Nights coming soon!

Registration for the October 3, 2014 Science Night is closed. Register for November, December, and January workshops here: REGISTER Sign up to volunteer for November, December, and January Science Nights here. VOLUNTEER Renovation for Innovation Science Night 1: “Coming Down! Destruction and De-Construction“ Friday, October 3, 2014, 6 pm  to 8:30 pm Forestville Elementary Cafeteria, […]

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Trees, please! FREE iSchool science workshop Saturday

iSchool for the Future is hosting a free hands-on science workshop for children ages 8-12 at the Reston library on Saturday 8/9/2014 at 10:30am. This event has been co-sponsored by the Friends of the Reston Regional Library. Space is limited and registration is necessary.   Theme: Trees, please. They’re more than meets the eye! In […]

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Change and our Science Magic Camp

The first session of our Wizards of i Summer Series is over and done, both in Reston and Wakefield.  Just as we ask our students to reflect as they grow into socially and emotionally literate innovators, at iSchool we also think reflection on our own practices is important.   Science Magic was certainly full of […]

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