Richmond, VA - Joey, a rising junior, has recently been accepted into the Pre College Program at the prestigious Cleveland Institute of Art (CIA). This is a selective program and a remarkable achievement for Joey, who has shown a strong passion and talent for the arts from an early age. Joey's acceptance into the Pre College Program is a testament to their dedication and hard work as an artist. According to Joey’s parents, they have grown to have a deep appreciation for the arts.
The Cleveland Institute of Art's Pre College Program is a rigorous, two to four-week program that provides a comprehensive art and design education to talented high school students who aspire to pursue a career in the creative arts field. The program offers a range of studio classes, critiques, and workshops in a variety of artistic disciplines, including drawing, painting, sculpture, and digital media allowing students to experience life at CIA, learn from top professionals, build their portfolio and earn college credit.
Joey's acceptance into the Pre College Program is a reflection of the high-quality education and support they have received from the staff at Lynnhaven School. "We are incredibly proud of Joey for achieving this opportunity to attend CIA's Pre College Program," said Mrs. LeMaster, Director of Admissions & College Counselor. "We can't wait to see what they create during their time at CIA this summer."
To learn more about the Pre-College program at the Cleveland Institute of Art please visit https://www.cia.edu/continuing-education/pre-college
AgileClassroom Hosts Webinar on Agile Frameworks in the Classroom with Lynnhaven's Dr. Casey Hitchcock and Jim Frago
Henrico, VA - AgileClassroom, a leading provider of Agile training and consulting services, recently hosted a webinar featuring Dr. Casey Hitchcock and Jim Frago, two educators from Lynnhaven School, who shared their experiences with Agile learning, Academic Teaming, and Project-Based Learning (PBL) in the classroom.
The webinar, which was hosted by AgileClassroom's John Miller and Laura Williams, focused on the impact of Agile frameworks on teaching and learning in the classroom. Hitchcock and Frago shared their insights and key take-a-ways from their experience with implementing Agile practices in their teaching methods.
"We are thrilled to have had Casey Hitchcock and Jim Frago share their expertise on Agile learning with our audience," said John Miller, AgileClassroom's co-founder. "Their experience and insights have been invaluable to educators looking to incorporate Agile practices in their classrooms."
During the webinar, Hitchcock and Frago discussed how Agile frameworks have helped them to create a more collaborative, flexible, and student-centered learning environment. They shared examples of how PBL has helped students to develop problem-solving skills and work effectively in teams."Agile frameworks have allowed us to be more responsive to the needs of our students," said Hitchcock. "By focusing on collaboration and continuous improvement, we have been able to create a learning environment that is both challenging and supportive."
The webinar also addressed the challenges that educators may face when implementing Agile practices in the classroom and provided practical tips for overcoming these challenges. "We hope that our experience and insights will inspire other educators to explore Agile frameworks and how they can be applied in the classroom," said Frago. "We believe that Agile learning is the future of education, and we are excited to be a part of this movement."
The webinar recording is available on AgileClassroom's website for those who missed it. For more information on AgileClassroom's services and upcoming events, visit their website at www.agileclassroom.com.
Photo Top: TOP Kevin ('23), Yaquae ('24), Aiden ('27) - BOTTOM Tori ('23), Nate ('23) installed bluebird boxes last week around the campus. The school received a grant through the Virginia Bluebird Society to for the boxes and Lynnhaven campus will now be a stop on the Virginia Bluebird Trail. Mr. Chase and students will be responsible for monitoring the boxes each week and reporting the data to the state.
Lynnhaven School has partnered with the Virginia Bluebird Society to place six nest boxes on the campus. The nest boxes were officially put up on February 24th and have been monitored weekly by Mr. Chase. Monitoring the nest boxes weekly is a crucial task in the name of citizen science. All of the data collected is reported to the Virginia Bluebird Society, which is then reported to the state to track the trending population of bluebirds in Virginia.
Bluebirds are cavity nesting birds, which means they build their nests, lay their eggs, and raise their young inside sheltered chambers or “cavities”. The preferred habitat for bluebirds is open fields containing low grass, with plenty of areas to perch on to spot insects on the ground. Due to their incredible eyesight, they can see insects on the ground from over 100 feet away! Not only are they absolutely beautiful to look at, they also eat a variety of pesky insects including beetles, spiders, mosquitos, and most importantly, ticks.
Lynnhaven uses the Carl Little Bluebird Box design. It includes a large overhanging roof for sun and rain protection as well as venting on both sides so the box doesn't overheat. The cylindrical piece below is a snake guard to protect nestlings from snakes that attempt to get into the box. The ventilation openings are there prevent overheating and are visible near the top of the box. The grooves at the front of the box are used for the fledglings to exit the box when they are ready to leave the nest. To date, there are currently two nests being built in our nest boxes by Bluebirds. Bluebirds start nesting at the beginning of March and it stretches throughout the summer through August.