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.
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There is simply too much smiling here at the ILC. Even if I want to be grumpy it’s almost impossible. It doesn’t matter if it’s a student, teacher, or an administrator passing through. I wanted to put my finger on what it is, so I started paying attention to the little things. I found the smiling to be loud on students that are returnees from last year. These are the students that came tip toeing into the halls of the ILC last year, unsure of what challenge they just signed up for. This year you might as well have a sports team-esque banner they are running through and breaking into two pieces. Chests are puffed out a little bit, heads are tilted slightly up, and winks plus smiles thrown at their teachers they remember from last year. These students are walking around talking to the newbies like they’ve been vacationing at the ILC for generations and pointing out the “cool” and “must see” spots. Smiles in the form of OWNERSHIP is this little thing I notice here. Read More…