Meet the DreamUp Team: Brayden Hall

Brayden Hall describes himself as quiet and reserved, but ready to take the lead. He chose to be a part of the 2018 iLEAD DreamUp Launch Team because he’s passionate about science and technology, interested in a STEM field, and…

SCVi Learners Get Up-Close Look at Gliders

By Dustin Lengning, 8th Grade Aero Educator Standing outside and watching my learners connect with each and every pilot they encountered at the stations, I couldn’t help but wonder if the content we’ve covered will translate into understanding. It was…

iLEAD Aerospace Featured on Genes in Space Blog

Thanks to our partners at Genes in Space for spotlighting our recent workshop on their blog! “iLEAD schools recently hosted a Genes in Space educator workshop for LA area teachers at their Santa Clarita Valley International School in Castaic, California….

Congrats to Our Experiment Design Teams

We are thrilled to congratulate the top 26 Experiment Design Teams that were selected out of over 120 submissions across iLEAD Schools, in the iLEAD DreamUp to Space Experiment Design Challenge! Learners across all iLEAD schools were invited to develop…

Meet the DreamUp Team: Luke Rigdon

Luke Rigdon is involved in just about everything as a 9th-grade learner at Santa Clarita Valley international (SCVi) Charter School. He acted in the SCVi play “The Laramie Project”, which was so successful they did one encore performance to benefit…

Meet the DreamUp Team: Isobel Salters

Isobel Salters is truly an international learner in 9th grade at Santa Clarita Valley international (SCVi) Charter School in Castaic, California. She is from England and naturally speaks with an English accent; however, while in America she speaks fluently with…

Meet the DreamUp Team: Chaya Rubinstein

Chaya Rubinstein describes herself as a Harry Potter, Marvel, math, and science geek who also loves to sing, dance, perform drama, do fashion/makeup, and build sets in musical theatre. She is a 9th-grade learner at Santa Clarita Valley international (SCVi)…

Meet the DreamUp Team: Skyler Verkouteren

Skyler Verkouteren describes himself as a creative and curious person. He is in 9th grade at Santa Clarita Valley international (SCVi) Charter School, taking English, Integrated Math 2, Biology, Freshman Seminar, Art, Mandarin, Board Game Design, and Aerospace & Advanced…

In the News: 2nd Annual Space & Innovation Expo

Thanks to The Signal newspaper for covering the second annual iLEAD Space and Innovation Expo, Dec. 7 at College of the Canyons in Santa Clarita. From the article: “The expo, presented in partnership with College of the Canyons Makerspace and…

iLEAD Students Prepare for Project Launch to Space Station

A team of students from Santa Clarita Valley International (SCVi), an iLEAD school, are preparing to send a science experiment aboard the SpaceX-16 Falcon 9 rocket to the International Space Station (ISS) scheduled to launch on December 4. The project…

Join Us at the 2nd Annual Space & Innovation Expo!

Join us for a fun, hands-on expo, presentation, and celebration of learning at the 2nd annual iLEAD Student Aerospace Projects Space & Innovation Expo, Friday, Dec. 7, from 6-9 p.m. at College of the Canyons. The expo will be held in the Cafeteria and Makerspace. COC…

DreamUp Team Prepares Experiment for Launch to Space Station

It’s 21 days until the rocket launch, and the iLEAD DreamUp 2018 Launch Team’s dreams are becoming a reality. Brayden Hall, Connor Raskin, Adam Simpson, Luke Rigdon, Chaya Rubinstein, Isobel Salters, Skyler Verkouteren, Sophie Muncie, Olivia Rothenberg, Fintan Harwood, and…

In the News: Colorado Skies Academy Approved by School District

With school district approval, Colorado Skies Academy is gearing up for launch in 2019. Click here to check out this article from the Aurora Sentinel. From the article:  “The idea behind the academy is that students learn best with hands-on,…

What is the iLEAD DreamUp 2018 Launch Team?

Hello, I’m Kallie, a 5th-grade student at Santa Clarita Valley International Charter School (SCVi) in Castaic, California. I’m part of the iLEAD DreamUp 2018 Launch Team. The launch team is split into two groups. One group does the science-related activities…

Colorado Skies Academy Approved; Launch Set for August

During the past year, a team of dedicated educators has worked tirelessly to bring this community’s dream of Colorado Skies Academy to life. We are so incredibly grateful for the support from hundreds of families who have stood behind us…

Students Heading Down Under for Drone Challenge

In a partnership with two other local Antelope Valley high schools, four iLEAD middle- and high-school students, Jacob Williams (10th); Chloe Williams (9th); Ryan Monroe (11th); and Christian Balaton (8th) will prepare, practice, and compete in the Unmanned Aerial Vehicle…

Reaching for the Stars, Daring to Dream

(Editor’s Note: This article by Kathleen Fredette originally appeared here in Upward, the magazine of the ISS National Lab) If you’re reading this, you’re the kind of person who enjoys the wonder of things that sparkle in the night. If you’ve…

Article: DreamUp Launches Learning Into Orbit

(From Upward, the magazine of the ISS National Lab) The mood is festive as students shuffle onto the bleachers next to the Saturn V building at the NASA Kennedy Space Center Visitor Complex. They have had a busy day exploring exhibits…

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