Invent Learning Hub News - December

Stay informed during our amazing journey! Opening fall 2019

Mission: ILH uses personalized learning and design thinking experiences to grow collaborative, entrepreneurial problem-solvers who leave ILH with an individualized post-secondary success plan.

Brenda McAtee, Twin Aire Community Member, Volunteering at Family Night!

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Important Updates

  • ILH Founder is currently finishing a practicum with IUPUI to complete her certification in design thinking. The ILH Leadership team has been working to use a human centered design process to create an effective hiring and onboarding system for new teachers. They are excited to see how this process helps teachers fell invested in the school and its mission.
  • ILH is working to create a sustainable work environment for teachers. They are in discussion with community partners around the idea of yoga for teachers during school and life coaching opportunities. ILH is committed to creating an innovative work experience for teachers that promotes balance! This would be in addition to teachers having 1 hour per week of community building circle built into their half day professional development.
  • ILH Founder was chosen for the next round of the Camelback Ventures Fellowship. If she is chosen the school would receive additional funding and would become a part of an additional network of support. This is quite an honor!
  • ILH leadership visited Southport Elementary to learn about their work with project-based learning and their partnership with Magnify Learning. ILH is exploring a potential partnership with Magnify Learning as well as other vendors to ensure success in their design thinking program.
  • ILH is currently working with IPS to determine if they will enter into an innovation school partnership. If so, this would mean ILH would enter into contract with IPS for potential services and become a part of the IPS network of schools. This will not impact the ILH model or our commitment to serving the Southeast community through our unique model. This partnership would only open up opportunities for the school, but not change anything about our current model or plan.
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Invent ReINVENTS School 20

The ILH team is excited to have a home for our grand opening! We will be located at what used to be IPS Otis E. Brown School 20 on E. Pleasant Run Parkway S. Dr. Interestingly, our ILH Founder, Aleicha Ostler spent the first two years of her teaching career at this building. She also spent one year there as principal while SUPER School 19 was being renovated. The staff is excited to take a building with great bones and bring it back to life for the community! This building is situated in an area that allows ILH to serve Twin Aire and the entire greater Southeast community. ILH intends for the school to become a thriving community hub.

ILH Leadership at School Site

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ILH Plan Transportation Routes!

ILH recently met with Miller Transportation to set-up a bus route for the Southeast community! We are committed to serving our Twin Aire stakeholders and several satellite stops will be provided in the area. Our bus route will cover the most Southern point of the IPS Southeast boundary all the way north of Washington Street. ILH is working to target areas where students are underserved. It is ILH's goal to communicate their building location very soon so that families can make the most informed decisions regarding school choice for the 2019-2020 school year.

McDonalds Community Nights are a Hit!

ILH leadership has been recruiting in the Southeast area of Indy. They have connected with several families and their has been a lot of interest building around the school model. Next year the school will be open to K-4 and grow a grade level per year until there is a full K-8 program. ILH also intends to offer a preschool program. As part of recruitment efforts they have hosted 2 family nights at the Twin Aire McDonalds. They will host another night in January. Please see the flier above for details. ILH will also be hosting family events at the school site as well as other local community events. Parents should remember that the first lottery runs at the end of January! Don't miss out on claiming your spot!

Share ILH with Your Network

Please like us on social media. See the links at the bottom of the newsletter. Please also consider sharing our site out to your network. We are especially interested in growing our community following on Twitter. We know that eventually Facebook and Instagram will be geared more toward our parents and students. Your endorsement means a lot to us!

Important ILH Events

ILH January Board Meeting

Wednesday, Jan. 9th 2019 at 5-7pm

The Mind Trust 1630 N. Meridian St. Suite 450 Indianapolis, IN 46202

Southeast Neighborhood Congress Meeting

Thursday, March 28th 2019 at 7pm

1849 E. Pleasant Run Pkwy S. Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46203