Families are encouraged to turn in a work sample during your next learning period that is linked to the field trip that you attended. It helps to insure that Inspire can continue to provide these trips and their educational value. But sometimes that education value is not so obvious. For example, how do you come up with a sample when the trip to a museum looks like this? Large popsicles melting out of a wall Wall plastered with plastic charcoal ice cream cones Giant Gummi B
Part I: My Experience with the OC Fair Imaginology For ten of the fifteen years I have been a homeschooling parent, my children and I have enjoyed the hands-on, project-based learning that occurs by participating in the OC Fair Imaginology (formerly called the Youth Expo). The OC Fair Imaginology is a S.T.E.A.M. youth event that is free for schools and families to register and attend. It takes place at the Orange County Fairgrounds, in Costa Mesa, over one weekend in April.
Orange County S.T.E.A.M. Inspiration Park Days & the OC Imaginology S.T.E.A.M. Fair Based on all of my experience with the OC Imaginology fair (detailed in the first blog post in this series), I decided to host Imaginology Project Build Days for Inspire families. I wanted to create a simple, fun way for families to participate in this fair for the first time, or for families participating in the fair a subsequent time, to have a community to enjoy creating projects with. I
Fall 2017-18 Course Schedule ChoicePlus Academy courses will begin the week of September 11, 2017! ChoicePlus Academy (CPA) courses are for Inspire Charter School students. ChoicePlus Academy courses are taught live by highly qualified teachers (HQTs), and is the ChoicePlus way of bringing the learning center to your home. Courses are comprehensive and meet state and Common Core standards. For full program details, click here.