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Fractal Fun – Continue the learning at home

  Children love fractals! They are beautiful, entrancing, and relevant to our daily lives because they are found in nature.  Fractals also represent some of the newest, most creative mathematical research being tackled right now by researchers, and thus can inspire creativity in our children! Creativity is an essential 21st Century Life Skill that drives […]

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The 4Cs: Life Skills for Success and Science

Did you know that the top 10 in-demand jobs in 2010 did not exist in 2004?  Are we equipping our children with skills for the jobs that don’t yet exist? iSchool for the Future is helping children gain 21st Century Life Skills that will help them be resilient, confident and collaborative adults, innovators, and leaders. […]

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2015 Winter Science Camp features expanded 21st Century Life Skills curriculum, new STEM activities

Our Winter Wonderland Science Camp for 2015 was an exhibition in many of our new lessons and curriculum.  We expanded on our 21st Century Life Skills curriculum to include formal lessons on essential skills such as finding Personal Strengths, show Grit, working in Partnerships, and having a Growth Mindset. As with all our long-term programs, […]

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Inaugural afterschool program in Falls Church results in “genius” learning outcomes

We finished our inaugural afterschool enrichment program at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School in Falls Church City with fun, hands-on STEM lessons that children loved, self-reflection that generated amazing feedback, and an invitation to return!   We’ll be back at TJ in the Winter and Spring! Read the course catalog and register for our Innovation Lab: […]

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iSchool’s Family Science Night in the News!

Articles about iSchool for the Future’s Renovation-themed Family Science Night at Forestville Elementary School were published in two local papers.  Read the articles in the Sun Gazette and the Great Falls Connection.            Great Quotes from the articles and press release: “It was so exciting to see the students of all […]

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Our Impact

We help children become Compassionate Innovators, bring families together to learn science and math, and help children learn how to learn. Featuring both personalized attention and community events, our impact is both deep and broad.   We help children learn how to be their best selves.    We create Compassionate Innovators.   We help children […]

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On #GivingTuesday, Support Compassionate Innovation – and Meet our Match!

  iSchool for the Future is an education nonprofit promoting 21st Century Learning and helping children unleash their Inner Genius. We inspire children to become the world’s next generation of Compassionate Innovators through personalized, hands-on, and playful Creative STEM programs.   Our Organizational and Impact Goals include:   - Modifying our 21st Century Life Skills […]

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2015 Winter Wonderland Camps in Alexandria and Reston

  iSchool has two exciting Winter Wonderland Science Camps!   FEATURING HANDS-ON CREATIVE STEM Fun, seasonal activities Outdoor learning Taste, see, smell, hear, feel, and create Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math 21st Century Life Skills Confidence-building through a final show Children follow their passions as they invent & explore!   Download our Flyer. Ages […]

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Afterschool classes inspire “Inner Genius” – Forestville session closes and Falls Church ongoing

We like to open our afterschool classes with this reminder to our students: “iSchool believes that every one of you has an inner genius. YOU can be the next inventor, innovator, idea-maker, or changemaker with ideas that make the world a better place. You have to learn a few things along the way, but you […]

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Renovation for Innovation Science Night: Amazing night of place-based, hands-on STEM

  Our Family Science Night on Friday, November 6 at Forestville Elementary School was amazing! For two hours a crowd of over 100 children and their families visited 12 stations to learn about the upcoming changes their school will undergo during its renovation. Parents and children loved the event! Watch this short video from a […]

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Mystery from the trailers

Have you ever thought “Why did this school Forestville Elementary School make extra trailers?” I am going to tell you a story, then the truth.   Story   They had made it because, two years ago, their was a basketball court that was there before the school was being created, and was thought that the […]

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Trees for Fun at Forestville

Trees For Fun Have you ever wanted to climb a tree at school but weren’t allowed to because there was not enough branches? Not anymore! If you help me, we can plant more trees with lots of sturdy branches! If the teachers allow it, we can plant more trees, and by next year we can […]

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Mission Possible Student Blog: Fox Mill Tree

My name is Veronika O. I am a student in iSchool for the Future at Fox Mill Elementary School.   At my school, Fox Mill, there is an oak tree that is near the playground. There used to be a little ditch near the tree and when it rained it turned into a mini lake. […]

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QR Code Project at Forestville: Mixing Science, Technology, and 21st Century Life Skills

   In Forestville’s Mission POSSIBLE course this past week students continued learning about the Engineering Design Process combined with a 21st Century Life Skill. Our skills for this week were Predicting-Testing-Revising and the ability to Embrace Failure. Students put these skills to use first by building towers using just notecards and scissors. They predicted the […]

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Growing Our Minds

Happy New School Year! As we encourage children to expand their abilities and see themselves capable of changing the world, we advocate a growth mindset, so that children see themselves as growing in skills, not just in knowledge.   Our brains are not static, they’re not just an attic. Don’t just fill them with facts. […]

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Fall programs feature creativity, hands-on science, engineering process

Our Fall 2015 Afterschool Program got off to a busy start with a new location and full, excited classes!       We introduced iSchool’s philosophy of “Every Child Has an Inner Genius” to the Falls Church City Public Schools, with an offering of Innovation Lab at Thomas Jefferson Elementary School during the school’s inaugural […]

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Forestville’s Renovation and Place-Based Learning: November 6 Family Science Night

     iSchool’s newest project is a wonderful challenge and will be extremely enriching for our students and their families!  We are in the midst of planning a brand new Family Science Night for Forestville Elementary School.  Children will be challenged to solve real-world problems, answer real-world questions, and make real-world calculations about the situation […]

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November 6 Science Night Volunteers Wanted – Math, Science, and Interacting with Kids

Science Night Volunteers Wanted – Sign Up   This is a great opportunity for anyone who loves Math, Science, Engineering, Libraries, Sewer Lines, Light bulbs, Floor Tiles, Brainstorming, or Interacting with Children! Email Anu Gupta at agupta@ischoolforthefuture.org for any additional information. We do ask you to commit to the entire time slot.   Friday, November […]

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Summer Camps 2015: A summer of growth and empathy

  Our 2015 Wizards of i Summer Camp series was our largest and most inspiring yet! Featuring our unique combination of 21st Century Skills and hands-on STEM, campers unleashed their inner geniuses and developed empathetic innovations. We premiered a new camp: Kitchen Chemistry. It inspired a Food Network-style show that showcased student inventions that could […]

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Free hands-on STEM workshop for grades K-7 on September 27 in Chantilly

FREE Science Workshop to kick off our new partnership and programs!   iSchool is pleased to announce a new partnership with Eye Level Chantilly to offer STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) enrichment classes in Chantilly, VA for children in grades K-7.   Learn about our new fall enrichment programs and try out our fun […]

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