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DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Eelgrass

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Radish

 sk and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they will use the opportunity for their school site and community outreach. Learners were required to include subject matter experts to support their experiment…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Lavender

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Chamomile

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Mustard Spinach

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Cucumber

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

DreamUp 2021 Video Pitches from Our Teams: Soapweed Yucca

During the final phase of the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Mission 2021 Experiment Design Challenge, our finalist teams created short videos pitching their ideas and the plans they developed for how, in the event that their experiment is chosen, they…

Announcing the Semifinalists of DreamUp to Space 2021!

On June 16, 2021, DreamUp to Space “Mission Control,” iLEAD’s Director of STEAM Initiatives Kathleen Fredette and Director of Mathematics Amber Soto, met with learners, families and facilitators to congratulate the semifinalist teams and explain requirements for moving on to…

Colorado SKIES Academy’s Exploratorium Facilitator Holly Pierce Inspires Learner-Led Projects

By Michael Niehoff Education Content Coordinator, iLEAD Schools A couple of years ago, veteran K-8 educator Holly Pierce was thinking about leaving the profession. Fast-forward to today, and not only has Pierce not left teaching, but she has been invigorated…

DreamUp Teams Prep Experiments for Launch

As learners from iLEAD Schools and Maker Learning Network prepare for their experiments to be launched to the International Space Station in June, take a look at their recent loading of MixStix in the SCVi Charter School science room. We…

Colorado SKIES Academy Learners Talk about Exploratory SmartLab!

CSA learners interviewed one another for a Creative Learning Systems contest. Hear what they have to say about their hands-on deeper learning experiences in the Exploratory SmartLab!

Colorado SKIES Academy Culture: Components of Social-Emotional Learning — Grit

What does it take to really succeed? Some might call it drive or determination. At Colorado SKIES Academy, we like to call it grit, and it is a crucial component of social-emotional learning. We define grit as “having courage and…

Upcoming Events

Academic Calendar May 26: Field Day Celebration May 26: 6th-7th grades return Chromebooks May 27: Last Day of School. Early release (1:00 PM) Prospective families, schedule a tour! See what our families are saying about Colorado SKIES Academy! Continue reading

Meet Nanoracks Mission Manager Julie Wolfenbarger

By Grace Stumpf (7th grade) and James Walker (8th grade) Nanoracks, in the simplest terms, is space’s FedEx. They do everything from satellite launches to sending students’ experiments to the International Space Station. Founded in 2009, they have sent over…

Meet DreamUp’s Alison Waterman and Lauren Milord

By Grace Stumpf (7th grade) and James Walker (8th grade) DreamUp is a company creating an educational community where students can participate in space-based research and projects, in partnership with their sister company, Nanoracks. As students in the iLEAD Student…

Upcoming Events

Academic Calendar May 17, 19, 20: Final spring MAP testing May 17: All 4th quarter assignments due May 20: 8th grade return Chromebooks May 21: 8th Grade Graduation, Wings Exploration of Flight, 1:30 PM May 26: Field Day Celebration May… Continue reading

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