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…
Academy EDU students have been asked to visit Hilliard Crossing Elementary every other Friday to help plan and implement genius hour projects throughout the building. These projects are student-driven and offer students a creative outlet to explore their passions. Our EDU students (future teachers) are gaining authentic experience while working hand in hand with the elementary students. It is a wonderful opportunity for a partnership in which the students from Crossing are able to receive help while the students from Academy EDU prepare for their future.
Ever wonder what happens at the Innovative Learning Center? Take a guided tour with us.