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Eye On The Valley – The Benefits of iLEAD Online – May 28, 2020

Host: Matt Watson

Co-Host: Amber Raskin, Founder & Executive Director of iLEAD Schools

Topic: The Benefits of iLEAD Online

Guests: Allison Bravo, Program Coordinator for iLEAD Online; Rigo Ortega, Business Manager for iLEAD Online; Myles McNamara, Owner of Comfort Keepers In-Home Care of Santa ClaritaKristina de Bree, MA, LMFT, EMDR

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The Benefits of iLEAD Online — May 28, 2020

On this episode of Eye On The Valley presented by SCVi & iLEAD Schools, Amber is out, and Matt Watson drives the show today.

Our first guests on the show are Allison Bravo, Program Coordinator for iLEAD Online, and Rigo Ortega, Business Manager for iLEAD Online. Allison talks about how incredibly personalized the learning experience is at iLEAD and SCVi schools. When the advisers and facilitators work hard and pay close attention to their students and learners, it allows for them to create a tailored education. Rigo calls in to the show to talk about what classes and services will be offered in the upcoming semesters. Allison and Rigo also talk about the video game design program SCVi and iLEAD Schools are working to design for their learners, and they joke about hiring the first person with a degree in video game design for the position. Allison spends some time talking about the Track C program that takes place at SCVi and iLEAD Schools during the summer. Track C programs and classes help students keep up with or get ahead of their education because the programs are designed to help students at all levels in the same way colleges offer a summer session. Track C is a free program for anyone because it is established as a public school program so anyone can access these programs and classes. Listen to Allison and Rigo’s full interview during the first and second segments of the first hour of the podcast.

Our next guest on the show is Myles McNamara, Owner of Comfort Keepers In-Home Care of Santa Clarita. Myles calls in to the show to talk about what Comfort Keepers In-Hoe Care is doing to help keep seniors safe during these times. Myles talks about how important keeping seniors in their homes is for their physical and mental health. Myles talks about the memories seniors have made in their homes over years and years, and how being separated from them can lead to a more rapid decline in their health. Myles and his team work as hard as they can to ensure seniors can age in place and in the homes they have spent most of their lives in. Myles also offers advice on how to take care of seniors during this challenging time, and Comfort Keepers even offers training for anyone who is taking care of a senior. If you have found yourself in a role of being a caregiver for a senior in your family, check out Comfort Keepers In-Home Care’s training course so you can properly and safely help that senior in your family. Listen to Myles’ full interview during the first segment of the second hour of the podcast.

Our last guest on the show is Kristina de Bree, MA, LMFT, EMDR, and she calls in to talk about the breaking news of a teacher at Saugus High School who was arrested for performing oral sex with a student at Saugus High School. Kristina addresses the traumas caused by sexual abuse and how severe of an impact it has on a person. Listen to Kristina talk about this difficult subject in the third segment of the second hour of the podcast.

About SCVi & iLEAD Schools:

“At iLEAD we’ve built a model based on what we believe to be the best of all that is out there. We believe passionately in project-based learning not because it’s a fad but because it goes to the heart of how kids learn. We’ve incorporated technology not as a spiffy add-on but as an organic part of the learning process in the 21st century.

We value and encourage leadership not just as a part of a career track but by instilling in each learner the confidence and character that inspire others.

It’s not unusual that we want our learners to think for themselves. But to do this requires a grounding in the arts, in design and in humanities, and the need to feel at home in the world. For us, “thinking for themselves” is not just about solving problems but about an organic vision of the world they live in and one they will inherit.

Finally, we value the social and emotional development of our learners. We believe there is an implicit, as well as an explicit, curriculum to teach. Our goal is nothing short of learning, to change the world.” Read More…

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Eye On The Valley – The Benefits of iLEAD Online – May 28, 2020

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About Shane Cutchall

Born and raised in Canyon Country, Shane graduated from Canyon High School in 2012. A year away from obtaining a Communication B.A. from CSU Bakersfield, Shane joins the KHTS staff to board-op and KHTS Sports Reporter.