VAEI is not a school. It is an innovation laboratory for teacher professional development and a variety of student programming that informs the development of instructional models and related tools.
HSJC is designed for teachers to bring a select group of their students in to participate in scientific discourse with scientists and other teachers and students from different schools. VAEI sends out invites to teachers and then the teachers can select the students. Parents cannot sign their kids up without a teacher being involved.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 616.234.5228.
VAEI follow’s the inclement weather cancellation policy of Grand Rapids Public Schoos. If Grand Rapids Public Schools are closed due to inclement weather, VAEI student and teacher programs will also be closed. Click here for more information on Grand Rapids Public School closings.
Of course you can. Any monetary donation to our student programs will be used directly to support student participation. None of it will be used for administrative costs. If you are interested in supporting teachers, all donations will be used to purchase the NexGen Inquiry® web-based platform, which will in turn help students, or be used for future development and enhancements of the platform.
NexGen Inquiry is an interactive, web-based resource for inquiry-based science. Built by teachers for teachers, NexGen Inquiry is the result of over a decade of work with students and science educators at
Van Andel Education Institute in Grand Rapids, MI.
NexGen Inquiry includes the following to support your success with inquiry-based teaching and learning in your classroom: