Innovation Advancing Education

"One key competency that employers across the board value in employees is the ability to think creatively and logically in order to solve problems."

The American Diplomacy Project

Are Our Children Prepared for Success in the 21st Century?

Americans are competing in a global economy that demands workforce innovation. 1
Skills such as critical thinking, communication, collaboraion and creativity will become more important to organizations in the future. 2
CEOs surveyed by the American Management Association indicated that 81% considered innovation to be the single most important factor to ensure the future success of their business.3
Research found that 75% of long-term job success depends on people skills (personal, social, communication and self-management), while only 25% on technical knowledge. 4
Schools must prepare students for a different workplace - one that values innovation, imagination, creativity, communication, and emotional intelligence. 5
Cultivating creativity is one of the most interesting challenges for any teacher. 6
1 Partnership for 21st Century Skills
2 AMA 2010 Critical Skills Survey
3 U.S. Council on Competitiveness
4 Stanford Research Institute and the Carnegie Melon Foundation
5 Daniel H. Pink, "A Whole New Mind"
6 Dr. Ken Robinson, "Creative Schools"

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Utilizing the 4 C's to Spur Innovation
so that students will be competitive in the 21st century global economy

In order to avoid compromising our youth's future, a major paradigm shift from the delivery model of facts and information to a hybrid model that includes meaningful learning acquired through relevant experience is necessary.


Innovation Advancing Education (IAE) has developed data-driven programs that motivate student achievement and teacher leadership. IAE's New Hybrid Approach infuses real world relevance into curriculum by training students and teachers in the 4 C's from Partnership for 21st Century Skills™ and by incorporating people who have industry experience into the classroom.


The 4Cs from Partnership for 21st Century Skills™ consist of Communication, Critical Thinking, Collaboration and Creativity. However, IAE enhanced the 4C's by perceiving the concept as a 3-dimensional model. Click here to learn more about IAE's concept of the 4 C's.


Learn how IAE prepares students to be competitive in the 21st century global economy by visiting the links below.

IAE infuses critical thinking into the existing curriculum to improve overall student performance.
IAE students complete projects having real-world applications to exercise their new critical thinking skills.

Success Story

Chapel Hill Collegiate

Chapel Hill Collegiate


IAE participated with Tyler Junior College in designing and implementing an Early College High School (ECHS) at Chapel Hill High School.


IAE's Alfonso Ippolito and Dr. Robert Stevens conducted specially-designed classes for the students who were preselected to participate in the program.


Regarding the Chapel Hill Collegiate Boot Camp, we received this note:


"I wanted to thank you for everyting you contributed to our CHC Boot Camp. I hope you know how much our students love & respect you. The heart that you have for kids is so wonderful! I know that we all look forward to working with you this year!"


Karen Bender

Assistant Principal

CHC ECHS Coordinator