Written by Online Teacher Leader Jennifer Sayre
Like most Hilliard families, we are busy. My kids play sports and participate in clubs. They are active in school and around the neighborhood. Our weekends are spent on sidelines, in bleachers and at school events. Because of this, I meet a lot of kids. And I meet a lot of parents. A lot. Read More…
Students in the ILC Studio class have been hard at work completing videos for the OSBA Student Video Contest.
The OSBA Student Video challenge is a contest in which students are challenged to “Stand Up for Public Schools” by submitting a video that shows how public schools make a difference. Students are competing to be one of the 3 entries chosen to win a prize for their school.
We’re biased of course, but believe our students have done a fabulous job! Enjoy the video below and let us know what you think!
Walking through the ILC, one cannot help but to notice a number of quotes and inspirational sayings that cover the walls. These motivational pieces are in place to remind students and staff to constantly be mindful of our purpose, which is broadly outlined in our mission statement:
“Revolutionary ideas and experiences that customize learning to meet the educational needs of our community.”
Students in the 7th grade humanities course created and presented communities as part of a unit using the novel “The Giver” and their lessons on the four different types of Government.
Students in Chinese 1 are learning about the 4 different tones in the Chinese language. The tones graphic that was used in the lesson displayed the tones using body gestures to remember the tones. Students were challenged to create a way to remember this information and chose to create a dance as a class.
A phrase we commonly hear from adults when describing a student in Hilliard is, “That’s an ILC student”. Typically this phrase is accompanied by a conversation regarding a student that isn’t the round peg, round hole type. A year and a half ago you could make that statement and nearly 100% of education professionals would go directly to describing a credit recovery student that needed “a last chance to make it”. I always found it so interesting that people would even describe the ILC as the online recovery building. If I am being completely honest the first year or so of hearing this spread a multitude of emotions through me. Anger, frustration, helplessness, and even defensiveness. How dare they paint the ILC with such a broad brushstroke of narrow options. Read More…