AIM learned October 13th that the AIM Pathways online teacher training platform had been recognized by QS Reimagine Education in consideration for a Reimagine Education Award. The platform was among 1500 projects submitted for consideration for the awards, known as "the Oscars of Education." AIM Pathways, which includes multiple online training courses in literacy for educators and education leaders, was among just 12% of Reimagine Education submissions to be shortlisted for an award.
AIM in the News
In December 2019, AIM founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair shared their story of partnership and entrepreneurship at the SEI Women's Network Leadership Summit. Their TED talk-style presentation can be viewed here.
A blog post this week by AIM Head of School Chris Herman describes how AIM's Remote Learning program is working to prevent COVID-Slide and provides suggestions and tips for other schools.
AIM Academy has received the Governor’s Civic Engagement Gold Award for having more than 85% of eligible students registered to vote. Jaxon G. ‘21, an AIM Global Scholar, led an AIM voter drive among his peers during AIM's school closure when he and his classmates were participating in remote learning.
In May the National Interscholastic Cycling Association (NICA) announced its 2019 National Awards honoring both Mountain Bike Coach Anne Rock and fearless rider Bella Anzideo '22. Coach Rock, who started AIM's Mountain Biking Program and runs the Middle School Outride program, is the recipient of the Quality Bicycle Products Community Impact Award. Anzideo is the recipient of the GU Energy Extraordinary Courage Award recognizing student-athletes who have persevered through challenging circumstances and overcome adversity to develop and excel as a model student-athlete.
AIM's unique educational model supporting children with learning differences and our research institute were featured in April 2020 on WHYY's Movers & Makers.
The episode's theme, Pioneering Women, highlighted the journey of AIM co-founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair who first met as parents searching for the best education for their daughters.
AIM teacher and biking coach Anne Rock is featured in a recent article by VeloNews sharing how riding can help support kids with learning differences.
Read the VeloNews article: "Using bikes to ride over learning barriers" here.
While there are no students working in the engineering lab and maker spaces at AIM Academy, STEAM instructors are making sure useful machines are not idle. For the past week AIM’s 3D printers have been running non-stop in the home of Middle School STEAM instructor Kathy Brandon printing face shield bands and door handle holders for health care professionals at CHOP and Lifecycle WomenCare in Bryn Mawr.
AIM Lower School parent Justin Head of Lower Merion suggested the project to AIM after learning about 3D printing to support health care workers in the COVID-19 crisis through MatterHackers, a resource hub for 3D printing. Head, who recently donated a 3D printer to AIM, knew where he might get printing assistance.