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Making family history during COVID-19: What can grandparents do?

Posted Apr 7, 2020

If you are grandparents like my husband John Falk and I, you may be getting extra calls from your grown children, notes from your grandchildren via Messenger Kids and video call opportunities galore. Our kids are worried about whether we are taking the proper safety precautions and managing to shop and eat while staying healthy… (Read more)

Learning is Social (Even during social isolation!)

Posted Mar 31, 2020

I ended the week feeling pretty capable. I felt like maybe I could be a full-time employee working from home while creating learning opportunities for my son at the same time.  I did some good work for the Institute for Learning Innovation. I made homemade banana walnut muffins, I taught my 9-year-old son about several… (Read more)

So we’re teachers now?

Posted Mar 23, 2020

That escalated WAY too quickly.  Friday afternoon I was staggering into my son’s elementary school weighed down by trays of cookies in honor of his 9th birthday. A few hours later I found myself staring blankly at my husband with the realization that just like that – everything had changed. My home State of NY… (Read more)

Announcing MEL: The Museum Enterprise Leadership Program

Posted Feb 7, 2020

We are very excited to announce that the new Museum Enterprise Leadership (MEL) program has officially been launched! A partnership between the Institute for Learning Innovation and the University of Mary Washington, this 12-month certificate program was developed with FLAME input and specific goals in mind. Whether you aspire to hold a CEO position in… (Read more)

Portal to the Public to receive Enduring Achievement Award from Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society

Posted Jan 28, 2020

COLUMBIA, Mo. – The Institute for Learning Innovation’s Portal to the Public will receive the inaugural Enduring Achievement Award from the Center for Advancing Research Impact in Society (ARIS). The award will be presented April 28 at the 2020 ARIS Summit in Durham, North Carolina. The Enduring Achievement Award honors a body of exemplary work… (Read more)