Features and Blogs
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Johnson and Wales Visits Virtually in Culinary Arts
February 17, 2021
The wonders of technology brought Chef Jeff Harris of Johnson and Wales University and two of his colleagues to us for a live virtual visit in our Edison Academy Culinary Arts virtual classroom on February 12, 2021. Our guests shared a lively cooking demonstration and discussion about culinary education with students.
We're on YouTube!
January 22, 2021
Check out our YouTube Channel for videos about our programs from the past and present!
Criminal Justice Students Meet With FBI Guest Virtually
November 06, 2020
Executive Assistant Director of the Intelligence Branch of the FBI, Stephen Laycock, visited virtually with Criminal Justice students during the Month of October, 2020.
Student Cohorts Return for Hands-On Learning
October 29, 2020
Small cohort groups of advanced level students from multiple programs have begun returning to Edison Academy for hands-on learning one or two days per week during the months of October and November. We celebrate their return in photos showcased in this blog. As new groups return we will be adding more photos.
Cosmetology Students Return In-Person
October 21, 2020
Edison Academy Cosmetology, level 2, students returned this week to begin their Practicals, the hands-on portion of learning they must have along with Theory, to prepare for their state board exams in Spring 2021. Students and their instructor, Ms. Hall, were excited to get into the cosmetology lab/salon, socially distanced and following safe protocols, to begin working with their mannequins.
Service Learning Google Site
October 21, 2020
The Service Learning Google Site for student support is now up and running. As we progress through the year, more student-focused support resources will be made available on the site. For now, there are four videos available for students to view in addition to the service learning student X2Vol login lesson.
September 16, 2020
Cyber Patriot is the National Youth Cyber Education Program created by the Air Force Association to inspire K-12 students towards careers in cybersecurity or other science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) disciplines that are critical to our nation's future. The major components of Cyber Patriot membership include local online competitions leading to a national competition in Maryland, local and regional cyber-camps and preparation for competitions, with career mentorship by cyber professionals.
Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
September 16, 2020
FBLA is an international Career and Technical Education Student organization (CTESO) for students and professionals in business offering opportunities for leadership development, academic competition, education programs, community service, awards and recognition, and other benefits such as scholarship opportunities, and more.
September 09, 2020
SkillsUSA is a Career and Technical Education student organization (CTESO) for students, teachers and industry who work together to ensure America has a skilled workforce both now and into the future. SkillsUSA serves middle, high and college/post-secondary school students who are preparing for careers in trade, technical, and skilled services. SkillsUSA provides competitions, leadership training, community service, scholarship opportunities and more for student members at the local, district, and national level.
September 08, 2020
Educators Rising is a national membership organization for aspiring teachers and their mentors. As a Career and Technical Student Organization (CTSO), Educators Rising offers resources and opportunities that integrate directly into the academic programs of the Virginia Teachers for Tomorrow program for high school students. Resources for student members includes curriculum, micro-credentials, a national conference, competitions, and scholarships.
September 04, 2020
Kim Karayannis is teaching Teachers For Tomorrow for the first time this year and is very excited to be working with future educators. This is Kim’s 21st year teaching at Edison and her first year teaching in the Edison Academy. She teaches history and AVID at Edison. Kim is active on committees that serve Edison students and teachers. She also teaches international students online on weekends. She is originally from California, but now lives in Dumfries with her two children and their dog, Roscoe.
August 25, 2020
Irene grew up in Fairfax County and is currently a resident of Prince William County with her husband, son, and daughter. She earned her Cosmetology license after attending Potomac Academy of Hair Design and has worked in the Cosmetology & Barbering industry for over 30 years. Irene obtained her Instructors license and began teaching in 2015 for Fairfax County Public Schools. She loves teaching and is dedicated to the success of each student.