At iLEAD Schools, we adopt an open-concept floor plan for our classroom spaces to facilitate our project-based-learning educational model. We want our spaces to adapt to the learners, not the other way around. Our hope is to create engaging, fun spaces where our learners can explore and experience learning in safe and interactive ways. Spaces that foster curiosity, problem-solving, creativity, synergy, and critical thinking. We are always looking for innovative ways to arrange our facilities, and when we enter a renovation phase, we begin the design process with the end in mind. Our goal is to redesign our schools to fit the 21st-century model of work spaces. We prefer alternative seating and round tables — spaces where every learner can find their niche and learn in the way that suits them best. We are open to ideas and collaborating on making our spaces better for our learners and achieving the goal of reaching the whole child.
We collaborate with numerous and varied specialists in the design industry, always striving to find creative solutions to common and, particularly, uncommon problems. Our charter schools are housed in nontypical buildings. We have reconstructed what classrooms can look like. We’ve based our designs on numerous ideas and concepts, including The Third Teacher, From the Campfire to the Holodeck, the Maker Movement, along with books like I Wish I Worked There and Make Space. We believe walls separate and contain, but reconfiguring and lowering walls allows for collaboration and synergy. We believe every child can learn, and we agree with this quote by Ignacio Estrada: “If a child can’t learn the way we teach, maybe we should teach the way they learn.” Being flexible in our approaches and having a growth mind-set compels us to create spaces that reflect our intrinsic knowledge that we are all different and unique, and thus our spaces should adapt to all our learners’ needs in a creative, fun, safe place where they can explore within their tribe, their village, their community, and, by extension, their world.
SCVi learner-produced video for Macy’s back-to-school contest.
Effective date: August 29, 2019
Maker Learning Network (“us”, “we”, or “our”) operates the https://ileadschools.org/ website (the “Service”).
This page informs you of our policies regarding the collection, use and disclosure of personal data when you use our Service and the choices you have associated with that data.
We collect several different types of information for various purposes to provide and improve our Service to you.
While using our Service, we may ask you to provide us with certain personally identifiable information that can be used to contact or identify you (“Personal Data”). Personally identifiable information may include, but is not limited to:
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We do not support Do Not Track (“DNT”). Do Not Track is a preference you can set in your web browser to inform websites that you do not want to be tracked.
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If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. Maker Learning Network aims to take reasonable steps to allow you to correct, amend, delete or limit the use of your Personal Data.
If you wish to be informed about what Personal Data we hold about you and if you want it to be removed from our systems, please contact us.
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Our Service does not address anyone under the age of 18 (“Children”).
We do not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 18. If you are a parent or guardian and you are aware that your Child has provided us with Personal Data, please contact us. If we become aware that we have collected Personal Data from children without verification of parental consent, we take steps to remove that information from our servers.
There is ongoing litigation between the California Department of Education and the Concerned Parent Association. A notice issued by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson states, “The lawsuit accuses CDE of widespread, systemic non-compliance by local educational agencies with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) and Section 504. The CDE denies these allegations and is actively defending the litigation.”
The court has ordered CDE to release student and parent information to provide personally identifiable information (PII) – an act that can only be taken as an exception to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). As a result, we are providing notice of the court order and directions to anyone wishing to object.
Please be advised that CDE will notify parents or students of whom are required to disclose information and those individuals may object directly to the court regarding this disclosure using the PDF link below:iLEAD Math Policy