Parent Academy

At IVA it is not only the student that gets to take time to think, process, and explore ideas together. IVA offers numerous Parent Academy nights, in conjunction with our PTSA, in order to support growth in an understanding and practice of intellectual character virtues for our parents. Based on parent feedback, IVA schedules multiple Parent Academies in the first month of school to help acclimate families with technical questions and big questions about how thinking and learning works at IVA.

In addition, IVA provides four Parent Academy nights annually include a focus on 1) educational theory and practice 2) our Advisory program and helping students towards intellectual exploration 3) developmental psychology of our middle school kids and 4) mindful parenting. Our speakers are selected by the PTSA and IVA Administration together and are inspiring and educational nights that shouldn't be missed. 

Check out a record of our past nights here. 

Raising Real Kids in a Digital World

IVA PTSA General Meeting - Presented by Certified Simplicity Parenting Coach, Mary van Geffen, November 9, 2017
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Middle School Support

IVA Parent Academy - Presented by Principal Bryant, September 14, 2017 

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Google Classroom & Illuminate
IVA Parent Academy - Presented by Principal Bryant, September 7, 2017

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Math & Science Extended Problem Support
IVA Parent Academy - Presented by Ms. Noble, Ms. Chen, Ms. Gordon, Mr. Burns, and Principal Bryant, September 21, 2017 

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POW (Problem of the Weeks) How Can Parents Help? - PART 1
IVA Parent Academy - Presented by Math Teachers Ms. Cari Noble, Ms. Deborah Chen, and Principal Bryant, September 15, 2016

POW (Problem of the Weeks) How Can Parents Help? - PART 2
IVA Parent Academy - Presented by Math Teachers Ms. Cari Noble, Ms. Deborah Chen, and Principal Bryant, September 15, 2016

Working Together to Develop Powerful Thinkers and Learners
Presented by Ron Ritchhart, March 12, 2015

 The Challenges and Strengths of an Intellectual Virtues Educational Model
IVA Parent Academy - Presented by Dr. Steve Porter, January 22, 2015