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What if there was a middle school where students were asked to care about how their mind works? Where students were asked to wonder out loud. Imagine a place where kids are excited to learn. What if this place allowed students to struggle and helped them view perseverance through struggle as an opportunity for growth?

There is such a place! We're excited to share our new video with you that offers a window into how this unique educational opportunity for middle schoolers in Long Beach teaches for deep understanding and makes thinking visible.

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  • Paper Planes

    My email read, “I might need you to fold paper airplanes.” On March 1st, at IVA’s First Friday event, I was running behind when Jacquie arrived. I handed her a stack of neon paper and did a quick demonstration of the basic fold and she set to work. After folding dozens of paper planes and forming them into a garland we strung it across the front window and prepared to welcome our guests. As the evening unfolded I observed Jacquie handing out paper plane flyers, getting pulled into conversations and lingering with parents as she asked thoughtful questions about their student’s education and shared her passion for sparking a student’s curiosity and love for learning. The next time I encountered Read More
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New for 2016, Introducing A New Long Beach Public High School.
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