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Building A Positive Culture Around Mental Health, Kevin Kusy Nov 2019

Building A Positive Culture Around Mental Health, Kevin Kusy

Staff Publications & Research

Creating a safe and open environment for students and staff to talk about mental health and wellness is a key to developing healthy, productive students. This session will discuss how to effectively develop and sustain mental health interventions within an educational setting.


He, She, They, Them, Us: Teaching Gender Studies In A Stem Environment, Erin Micklo, Leah Kind Nov 2019

He, She, They, Them, Us: Teaching Gender Studies In A Stem Environment, Erin Micklo, Leah Kind

Faculty Publications & Research

In this session, we will share the importance of teaching Gender Studies as an English elective in a STEM school. We will introduce our curriculum, including biological and socially constructed theories of gender and how these inform gender-related legal and social challenges in our world. Areas of focus include the role of gender in: politics, sports, media, literature, and culture. Our aim is to share our experiences and course materials with other humanities teachers and discuss and strategize ways to eliminate gender bias in our own schools as well as prepare students for the post-secondary world.


Moving The Needle On Diversity: Why It Matters, José M. Torres Sep 2019

Moving The Needle On Diversity: Why It Matters, José M. Torres

Publications & Research

It is imperative that leadership in business, education and other fields reflects the reality of our more diverse world and the need for more multifaceted and creative thinking.


2019 Annual Report Of The Work In Imsa’S Archives, Marti Guarin, Christian Nokkentved Aug 2019

2019 Annual Report Of The Work In Imsa’S Archives, Marti Guarin, Christian Nokkentved

Archives' Annual Report

The IMSA Archives, housed in the Leto M. Furnas Information Resource Center, serves to collect and preserve materials relating to the history and ethos of the Illinois Mathematics and Science Academy. The Archives includes both special and general collections with materials about IMSA’s establishment, led by Dr. Leon Lederman and Governor James Thompson. There are materials about the Academy's opening in the fall of 1986 and its development since, as well as about its ideas and programs and how they evolved. We have sample curricula, presidential speeches, samples of student work, as well as material about and from ...


Unplugged, Krisha Patel '21, Jonathan Gao '21, Jason Li '21 May 2019

Unplugged, Krisha Patel '21, Jonathan Gao '21, Jason Li '21

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

Technology has infiltrated every aspect of our lives. Regardless of financial conditions, most people have a cellphone in their hands at all times—usually a smartphone. TVs are installed in almost every single room in the typical American household and very often powered up with a marathon of a favorite show, playing episode after episode without pause. Kids become obsessed with the latest video game consoles and games, paying exorbitant amounts to be the first of their friends to get their hands on them. Even many parents compulsively check and post updates to a variety of social media sites throughout ...


Reproductive Rights Reformation, Sharanya Choudhury '21, Isabella Foes '21, William Hamblen '21 May 2019

Reproductive Rights Reformation, Sharanya Choudhury '21, Isabella Foes '21, William Hamblen '21

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

Across the US, reproductive health is neglected in mainstream health education and insurance for women of all ages.Though it’s easy to get stuck debating the morality of abortion, the legality has been indisputable since Roe v Wade. Abortion is extremely prevalent in society, as there are roughly 12 abortions for every 1,000 women between the ages of 15 and 44. Planned Parenthood caters to 2.4 million patients annually. With this importance of sexual health care in society, proper reproductive education is essential. However, only 13 states in the US require medically accurate information in their school ...


The Effect Of Education On Poverty, Phyllis Shen '21, Emily Shao '21, Jaden Wang '21, Ore Ferguson '21 May 2019

The Effect Of Education On Poverty, Phyllis Shen '21, Emily Shao '21, Jaden Wang '21, Ore Ferguson '21

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

Throughout America, poverty can be one of the major differences that separate many groups in urban, rural, and suburban areas. This wide poverty can be attributed to many factors, including living environment, demographics, and industry. However, one of the most prominent factors is the education level of the populations living in different levels of poverty. We have taken a look of the poverty rates in different areas of Illinois, and giving the education level that is around each area, we determined how it impacts the residents’ overall poverty level in areas of different educational accesses offered. We propose some solutions ...


Thrive: Taking Health Right Into Varied Education, Grace Okorie '21, Addison Henikoff '21, Osayenmwen Omozusi '21 May 2019

Thrive: Taking Health Right Into Varied Education, Grace Okorie '21, Addison Henikoff '21, Osayenmwen Omozusi '21

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

THRIVE (Taking Health Right into Varied Education) is a weekly program designed to help teenagers with autism improve their social skills by working with other kids in their situation. We aim to give kids with autism an opportunity to improve their social skills through a program that runs on every Saturday of the month. We wanted to do this program because we feel that there is not enough action in our communities and there is a negative stigma about people with Autism, therefore they do not get the help that they need. We need to combat this issue and we ...


The Division Of Federal Spending For Environmental Programs And Space Agencies, Ivan Paul Thaddeus Anterola '21, Sreyansh Mamidi '21, Ethan Thieme '21 May 2019

The Division Of Federal Spending For Environmental Programs And Space Agencies, Ivan Paul Thaddeus Anterola '21, Sreyansh Mamidi '21, Ethan Thieme '21

Student Leadership Exchange (SLX)

With the rise of privately owned space programs/organizations, such as SpaceX, the amount of federal funding towards NASA has come into question. In the modern day, the government is providing money to an organization that is being matched by privately funded organizations, like SpaceX, when there are more pressing matters affecting us here on our own planet. One of these pressing matters is environmental conservation. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is researching ways to save life on our planet, such as ways to stop climate change, stop global warming, and reduce carbon dioxide, which will affect us in the ...


Discussing Multiculturally Competent Counseling With Gifted And Talented Students, Kevin Kusy Apr 2019

Discussing Multiculturally Competent Counseling With Gifted And Talented Students, Kevin Kusy

Staff Publications & Research

IMSA strives to advocate for students of all cultural backgrounds and wants to meet or exceed multicultural counseling competencies established when working with talented students. Current competency based counseling models address multicultural concepts but do not integrate framework to include social justice advocacy. This presentation will attempt to start to bridge the gap to more inclusive-based counseling work with talented students


Who Is A Gifted Or Talented Student?, Kevin Kusy Mar 2019

Who Is A Gifted Or Talented Student?, Kevin Kusy

Staff Publications & Research

Identifying our high functioning, talented students. Discuss some of the current challenges these students face. Identify ways for counselors to provide multicultural competency when working with these students and for teachers to learn how to better encourage social/emotional development in the classroom.


Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 40-41, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda Jan 2019

Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 40-41, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda

Archives Finding Aid

No abstract provided.


Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 30-39, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda Jan 2019

Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 30-39, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda

Archives Finding Aid

No abstract provided.


Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 06-09, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda Jan 2019

Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 06-09, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda

Archives Finding Aid

No abstract provided.


Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 60-63, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda Jan 2019

Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 60-63, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda

Archives Finding Aid

This category is reserved for artifacts of the archives. This will serve as a ready-reference category of general information materials expected to be requested frequently.


Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 01-05, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda Jan 2019

Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 01-05, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda

Archives Finding Aid

This category is reserved for materials about IMSA in general which are of long-lasting and major importance. Examples are IMSA’s Mission, Beliefs and Philosophy. This will serve as a ready-reference category of general information materials expected to be requested frequently.


Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 10-21, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda Jan 2019

Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 10-21, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda

Archives Finding Aid

No abstract provided.


Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 22-29, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda Jan 2019

Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 22-29, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda

Archives Finding Aid

No abstract provided.


Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 50-59, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda Jan 2019

Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 50-59, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda

Archives Finding Aid

This category is reserved for articles in flat storage, such as posters and large documents, and various photographs and slides. This will serve as a ready-reference category of general information materials expected to be requested frequently.


Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 42-47, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda Jan 2019

Archives Finding Aid: Record Groups 42-47, Marti Guarin, Christian D. Nokkentved, Emily Holda

Archives Finding Aid

No abstract provided.


Diversity And Inclusion In The Science Classroom, Sowmya Anjur Nov 2018

Diversity And Inclusion In The Science Classroom, Sowmya Anjur

Faculty Publications & Research

A Diversity, Epidemiology and social justice unit was incorporated into the Physiology and Disease curriculum in Fall 2016. Students discussed topics such as social and cultural influences on diversity thinking, and selective treatment in hospitals based on race. It was very noteworthy that students were united in their thinking regarding diversity and inclusion, despite the fact that they were from different backgrounds and diverse cultures. In 2017, additional discussions were held on equity in education. Students who were otherwise reserved were encouraged enough to express their views, and everyone appreciated the fact that they had been included.


Leadership Education And Development In Stem High Schools, Andrea Stuiber, Katie Berger Nov 2018

Leadership Education And Development In Stem High Schools, Andrea Stuiber, Katie Berger

Staff Publications & Research

Leadership. Education. Development. How are we inspiring young adults to grow as good and ethical leaders? Leadership should not be defined by a title or label. It’s about developing the perspective, skills and personal style of the whole individual. Through the LEAD program at IMSA, we believe that leadership can be learned through discussion and application. Thus, we have designed a year long course that takes an intricate look at various definitions, theories, models, and conceptualizations of leadership. Students are challenged to think critically about leadership during peer-to-peer facilitated class discussions, hands-on exercises, and group work.


02. Psychodynamics, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2018

02. Psychodynamics, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

This module will facilitate various psychological models and review the six bases of power. Students will examine conformity to consensus and to authority. Students will gain a clearer understanding of their own psychological preferences and the concept of “acting for the greater good”. The module will also address self-awareness and how it relates to psychodynamics as well as leadership.


03. Leadership And Religion, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2018

03. Leadership And Religion, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

The purpose of this module is to encourage students to take a step back from their personal lives and their own religion in order to analyze religion as a whole and how it affects leadership, community, an individual’s decision making, etc. The module also focuses on the ways self-discipline is part of religion by tying the skill into the characteristics of religion and analyzing its presence in religious groups.


10. Education, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2018

10. Education, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

As constituents of academia, our students are surrounded by educational systems and models. This module seeks to broaden their horizons regarding educational systems and the process of learning, ranging from individual to societal to global levels. Two leadership theories (transformational and situational) are observed in this module as well as how education and leadership can combine in an effective manner.


01. Evolution Of Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2018

01. Evolution Of Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

This module serves as an introduction to the academic study of leadership and leadership theory, encouraging students to dissect leadership concepts through an objective and subjective lenses. With a general understanding of how leadership has changed through time and how it is classified today, students can explore where they fit into the definition itself.


09. Group Dynamics, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2018

09. Group Dynamics, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

The Group Dynamics module focuses on informing students about inter/intra group interactions, while also demonstrating the role of an individual within a group. As individuals become a part of a group, they lose a certain distinction between their personal identity and their group personality, or prototype. Individuals become part of a social categorization and comparison, and require the skills of empathy and relations to successfully communicate with not only their ingroup, but also their outgroup. An absence of awareness of the feelings around them can develop the negative effects of groupthink, as individual ideas are unheard. As fitting into ...


08. Culture In Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2018

08. Culture In Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

This module will be an exploration in cultural theory, practical issues in culture, and many of their implications in leadership. We first give students the necessary vernacular to engage in intelligent discourse on the subject, then move to the higher level content. The module then looks at multiculturalism, pluralism, and assimilation through real world examples. This is followed with a simulation that will make students question their core beliefs through the introduction of cultural relativism. The module will then make explicit leadership connections through empirical evidence with GLOBE studies, and finish with conversation on the highly relevant topic of IMSA ...


07. Gender In Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2018

07. Gender In Leadership, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

This module encompasses the controversy and broadness of gender. Students begin with recognizing their subconscious gender biases, followed by a providing them with a vernacular of culture to help students better understand and differentiate terms. Then the students will explore the fluidity of gender through discussion on gender X and transgender. Furthermore, there will be an activity about the origin of gender roles, and how that shaped gender roles today. The students will also be able to apply their learnings to the real world by learning how to resolve conflict regarding gender and sexuality.


05. Leadership And Communication, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy Oct 2018

05. Leadership And Communication, Illinois Mathematics And Science Academy

CORE

This module covers several topics in communication beyond public speaking. It emphasizes the importance of communication in general and how it relates to leadership. First, students will explore the ideas and applications of negotiation in leadership. To give students the skills to effectively speak and negotiate, the module also allows students to practice concepts of nonverbal communication such as subconscious body language. The module also demonstrates how a leader can use manipulation and persuasion, as well as the distinction between the two topics. Finally, the module has students critically analyze the ethics and necessity of political correctness.