AIM's robotics and engineering program was highlighted in EdTech Digest's recap of the ISTE conference held in Philadelphia in June. Author Mike Gura writes: "AIM Academy aimpa.org – so great to see a school this is “All In” with robotics. I chatted with Doug Markgraf, a full time robotics teacher there and with Robert Ervin, Director of Robotics and Engineering for the school. I had to be mindful of the very powerful, full-size robot prowling the floor, built by the school’s FIRST team and got a close look at their android phone powered robot built by their FIRST Tech Challenge team."
AIM in the News
The latest blog post, Does Your Hiring Strategy Include People with Learning Differences?, by SEI's Al Chiaradonna shares his experience at our AIM IGNITE Center Summer Institute in June.
The AIM Institute for Learning & Research's new digital teacher-training platform AIM Pathways was featured in the Spring 2019 issue of the Pennsylvania Branch of the International Dyslexia Association's (PBIDA) Focus magazine.
Learn more about the comprehensive, interactive program to support teachers in learning the science of reading and applying the information in their classroom practices.
AIM students across Lower, Middle and Upper School had the opportunity to interact with students and people around the world on April 15 and 16 as AIM hosted an inflatable portal from Shared Studios.
During the two-day portal experience students participated in globally-based conversations even enjoying a dance party. The experiences were also captured by local media including a clip on the NBC 10 News on Monday and an article in the Philadelphia Inquirer on Wednesday.
Fox 29 Good Morning Philadelphia reporter Jennaphr Frederick joined AIM students in the ACC on Friday, April 12 to talk Philadelphia 76ers and their playoff hopes.
AIM Upper School students learned about the dangers of distracted driving from End Distracted Driving founder Joel Feldman whose daughter Casey was killed by a distracted driver. Honored that they could help share this important message in the story on PHL17.
Congratulations to 6th Grader Ellie Pat B. who collected cans of food at AIM over the past month and worked with her soccer teammates in Reading's Canstructure competition on March 16 to benefit the Greater Berks Food Bank. Her team's "fan favorite" Women's World Cup soccer-themed sculpture was mentioned in the Reading Eagle newspaper.
It has been exciting to see the EEGs get up and running in the I.G.N.I.T.E. Center Lab as part of AIM's Predicting Literacy Outcomes in Schools research with Haskins Laboratories. Our Upper School Student Research Fellows recently helped Haskins faculty run experiments with AIM 5th grade research participants.