What could happen to children psychologically or mentally when they are away from schools for many months?

June 10, 2020
Outline: This blog post discusses the important topic of children’s mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic and the impact of the lack of access to education during the school closures. Key words: Student Success; Learning Outcomes; Mental Health; Psychological Impacts; Online Learning; Summer School Author: Anastasia Moskvitina What could happen to children psychologically or mentally

What is the Summer Recovery Program and why it is Important?

May 25, 2020
Outline: This communication piece will explain the value of the Summer Recovery Program and look at some of the challenges facing parents and students this school year. Key words: COVID-19; Education Sector; Online Learning; Virtual Education; Summer School; School Closures; Summer Activities; Summer Camp; Private School Author: Anastasia Moskvitina What is the Summer Recovery Program

8 Factors to Boost Your Child’s Learning Performance

May 17, 2020
Outline: This blog post outlines the methods used to improve student performance and success. We will explain each of the eight pillars that are outlined in the infographic online. Each factor will explore how RICOS goes beyond conventional education to enhance the learning process for students. Key words: Student Success; Learning Outcomes; Classroom Performance; Education

Rutherford Success Story

May 13, 2020
Our world is changing rapidly—that which seemed impossible yesterday is achievable today. Many technological advancements have occurred in every aspect of our lives. The modern reality includes using Uber for transportation, shopping for all your needs on Amazon, and of course, getting your education online. The most important element in any electronic service is the

Importance of “Virtual Face-to-Face Communication” education during COVID-19

May 13, 2020
Outline: This blog post will explore the changing nature of education in the face of COVID-19, breaking down the factors involved in virtual education and explaining how visual interaction utilizing available technology significantly improves the quality of education delivered through an online platform. We will go over the challenges facing students and obstacles facing educators

Drone Programming

January 1, 2020
Playing with drones, and especially quadcopters, is fast becoming a very popular hobby. As a hobby, it combines state of the art open technology with large open spaces. Drone Programming is for kids who want to learn foundational concepts behind coding. They will learn how to program their own custom flight patterns, the logic behind

Virtual Reality

January 1, 2020
Virtual reality (VR) is a simulated experience that can be similar to or completely different from the real world. It is the use of computer technology to create a simulated environment. Unlike traditional user interfaces, VR places the user inside an experience. Instead of viewing a screen in front of them, users are immersed and


January 1, 2020
Robotics is a hands-on and fun way for kids to learn STEM concepts by letting them make their own robots. Robotics is a branch of technology that deals with the making, programming, and designing of robots. In today’s’ technology-driven world, it’s important now more than ever to prepare students for the future. Teaching robotics to

Kids Coding

January 1, 2020
Learning to code teaches children how to think. Computer programming isn’t just about teaching how to type lines of code. It is more about teaching children how to think differently. Being able to code effectively, a programmer needs to use logical thinking. They need to be able to see a large problem and break it

Hands-on Engineering

December 30, 2019
Being hands-on is especially important in the classroom because it allows students to engage in kinesthetic learning. Students learn better when they can relate to a subject, when it is personally meaningful. Learning happens when the brain is engaged in making connections and creating familiar patterns. Hands-on learning engages students of all ages in multiple