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Getting ready for the Environmental Action Showcase at George Mason University

Getting ready for the Environmental Action Showcase at George Mason University, last week our students were movie stars!   Forestville Innovation Lab Update:   After spending the previous weeks reviewing their activities and findings and brainstorming ideas for solving waste and consumption ideas at the school, the students began making a video to share their […]

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Stay tuned!

Wizards of i Program is coming back!  Stay tuned here to learn more about our offerings – to be announced this week. iSchool for the Future is very excited about the upcoming launch of our STEAM SEL (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math combined with Social and Emotional Learning) program based at Forestville Elementary School.  We’ll […]

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iSchool Students’ Action for the Environment: A natural fit for STEAM SEL

Several students in the Amazing Race Around the  World summer camp said that they wanted to learn more about marine animals, which fit in well with lessons on Pacific Islands. While learning about people and places in the Pacific (as well as Africa), students were also introduced to the concept of climate change and its […]

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Encourage effective communication

Children ages 6 to 8 often have trouble expressing themselves, leading to frustration on all sides. During the Innovation Lab we taught students how to communicate with “I messages.” Students were presented with scenarios of people in conflict and asked to create an “I message” that could have been used rather than fighting or crying. […]

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‘Wizards of i’ Program launched successfully with the Super Science Magic Camp

A colorful burst of acids and bases and a number trick that left adults astounded were just some highlights of the successful launch of the “Wizards of i” Summer Learning Program.   The Program’s first session – Super Science Magic Camp – was held from July 24th to July 3rd, 2013 at the Forestville Elementary […]

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Meet the Teacher

iSchool for the Future was pleased to have recruited “Ms. Anu” Gupta to teach the Super Science Magic Camp. Anu is a scientist with a strong background in biodiversity conservation and water quality.   Originally from Northern Virginia, Anu moved to Oregon in the late 1990s to earn a Master’s Degree. There she specialized in […]

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iSchool for the Future visits orphanages, school in India

iSchool for the Future visits orphanages in Coorg, India.   We shared toys and sweets with children, but what they seemed to have enjoyed more was the time we spent with them.  They shared their interests at school and, speaking of creativity – almost all of them loved art!  The girls at the orphanage sang […]

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iSchool for the Future at the Science Night – Forestville Elementary School, Great Falls, VA

Science Night at Forestville Elementary School was a big success – with hands on science magic activities, face painting, science displays, experiments and shows. Using the concept of polymers, kids were excited when they were able to push the chopstick through the balloon without popping it. The whole Forestville STEM team decided to brand themselves […]

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iSchool for the Future at the Take Back Your Health Conference in Herndon, VA

iSchool for the Future made its first public debut at the Take Back Your Health Conference in Herndon, VA, April 27-28, 2013.  It was amazing to see the overflowing creativity of young engineers, innovators and artists!  

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