Beyond the classroom

| November 29, 2017

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Student engagement promotes self-achievement and gives a different perspective to our children's scholastic years. Despite significant progress, we need to widen our skills base and develop our skills further.

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ILAC

The International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) is one of the best-known English language schools in the world. For over 20 years, ILAC has offered international students a full learning experience, which includes English programs, exceptional customer service, exciting social events and a dynamic atmosphere. Our newly renovated campuses (four in Toronto and four in Vancouver) feature modern interior design and a vibrant learning environment.

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Inspirational Stories From Aspiring Medical Assistants

Article | August 25, 2020

Last month, we partnered with Zollege and Snap Medical Assistant Academy to provide over $250,000 in scholarships to aspiring medical assistants. Through their applications, we got the opportunity to learn more about why they want to pursue a medical assistant certification, their goals and how this program can help achieve them, and the impact they hope to have in the healthcare field. Below, we have just a handful of some of our favorite responses!

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What the Shift to Virtual Learning Could Mean for the Future of Higher Ed

Article | March 31, 2020

Tectonic shifts in society and business occur when unexpected events force widespread experimentation around a new idea. During World War II, for instance, when American men went off to war, women proved that they could do “men’s” work — and do it well. Women never looked back after that. Similarly, the Y2K problem demanded the extensive use of Indian software engineers, leading to the tripling of employment-based visas granted by the U.S. Fixing that bug enabled Indian engineers to establish their credentials, and catapulted them as world leaders in addressing technology problems. Alphabet, Microsoft, IBM, and Adobe are all headed by India-born engineers today.

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How Have Educators Adapted Distance Learning for Special Education Students?

Article | May 3, 2021

Special education instructors, like everyone else, turned to an array of digital tools and technologies to continue teaching in the wake of the pandemic. And while most would agree the shift to online learning came with serious challenges, many also found solutions that worked. “This last year was a struggle — I won’t tell you it was not,” says Wendy Thompson, a special education teacher at New Jersey’s A. Harry Moore School. “That being said, we have seen success, and there are things out there that can help.” Thompson, who is also president of the New Jersey Coalition for the Advancement of Assistive and Rehabilitation Technology, says the key is to ensure the tools educators use can be adapted to fit the needs of individual students. “It’s important to approach students where they are and provide them with options for how they can respond and show what they know and what they are learning.”

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Boston Dynamics’ Handle robot recreated with Raspberry Pi

Article | August 25, 2020

You in the community seemed so impressed with this recent Boston Dynamics–inspired build that we decided to feature another. This time, maker Harry was inspired by Boston Dynamics’ research robot Handle, which stands 6.5 ft tall, travels at 9 mph and jumps 4 feet vertically. Here’s how Harry made his miniature version, MABEL (Multi Axis Balancer Electronically Levelled). MABEL has individually articulated legs to enhance off-road stability, prevent it from tipping, and even make it jump (if you use some really fast servos). Harry is certain that anyone with a 3D printer and a “few bits” can build one.

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Spotlight

ILAC

The International Language Academy of Canada (ILAC) is one of the best-known English language schools in the world. For over 20 years, ILAC has offered international students a full learning experience, which includes English programs, exceptional customer service, exciting social events and a dynamic atmosphere. Our newly renovated campuses (four in Toronto and four in Vancouver) feature modern interior design and a vibrant learning environment.

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