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Making Education Special - Head of School Chris Herman Featured in Future Ready Schools Blog

Head of School Chris Herman's blog "Making Education Special" was featured on Future Ready Schools on August 28.  Read more about how AIM unlike prototypical special education doesn't "start with what a child cannot do. We start with what a child loves to do. We know that we will fill their day with interventions and they will have to learn to read, write, and do math. We know that as a result of their learning difference, they will have to work twice as hard as their age-related peer. But, we don’t make them give up what they love to make room for what they need. In fact, we see doing what they love as an integral piece of how they acquire they need. And we have the results to show that doubling down on a passion will equal double the success for our students."

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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."

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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.

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Hopping on a bike to find clarity in the classroom, that’s the philosophy behind the Riding for Focus program offered to Middle School students at AIM Academy. It’s helping students not only increase their grade point averages, but their confidence. PBS 39 Health Reporter Brittany Sweeney caught up with 14-year-old Zander Boward on the bike path to talk about why he rides 15 miles each way to school.

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Conshohocken’s AIM Academy is the first educational partner of the Haskins Global L2 (Language & Literacy) Innovation Hub, officials announced Monday, part of a larger effort to boost literacy and language skills in kids at risk for reading-based learning difficulties.

AIM, and the school’s research arm, the AIM Institute for Learning and Research, will work with the hub — affiliated with Haskins Laboratories, part of Yale University — to start the IGNITE Center. It will bring researchers and educators together to bring cutting-edge neuroscience research into the classroom.

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AIM Research to Practice Symposium - 6ABC News

More than 650 educators will learn from nationally-recognized reading researchers on Monday, March 12th when the AIM Institute for Learning & Research, the internationally-recognized professional development and research arm of AIM Academy, a grade 1-12 for children with language-based learning differences, hosts its 6th Annual Research to Practice Symposium.

The theme of the free, daylong symposium, Reading Proficiency: Differences That Matter – Another Look at High Risk Populations – Literacy Development & Practices That Work, offers a rare opportunity for education’s most innovative experts to meet and share ideas with education practitioners and policy makers from across the country in a highly interactive online summit and live gathering.

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In December 2017, AIM founders Pat Roberts and Nancy Blair were interviewed by Susan Rocco on the radio/podcast Women to Watch Media Monday. It was an interesting conversation about AIM's history and the many ways AIM and the AIM Institute for Learning & Research are working to make sure that ALL children who learn differently succeed. Listen to their interview here to learn more.

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