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    "We took a 6th grade project from New York (building a weather station), and the 6th grade students in Uganda showed us they could do it, too—no problem. That’s when I thought, heck, this might really work,” says Julia Higdon, research scientist at Avenues: The World School. So Project Hello World teamed up with Avenues to learn from children in remote places, and how to bring high-quality education to children who have no or only limited access to traditional schooling. Want to find out more? We are talking about it at SXSWedu on March 9: bit.ly/2dqSrx9 ... See MoreSee Less

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“Everything I do in China, whether it’s buying vegetables or telling jokes, is a form of cultural exchange,” Jesse Appell told Avenues students during his visit last November. Based in Beijing for the past four years, Jesse has forged a career as a cultural intermediary between China and America.   More...

Mimi Hsu has been teaching music to Early Learning Center and Lower School students at Avenues since the school opened in 2012. She teaches music through a particular pedagogical method, Dalcroze Eurhythmics, that centers on the relationship between music and movement.   More...

This video highlights the different kinds of learning that take place in the first three grades of the lower school: kindergarten, first and second. It traces the development of Chinese literacy, from the ability to identify characters by sight, to being able to write them, to being able to form paragraphs and read short storybooks with the help of pinyin.   More...

As someone who began learning Chinese at 22, I was excited to tour the Chinese immersion classrooms. What happens when you place a group of very young children into a foreign language environment and ask them to go on as usual? And how is their experience of learning Chinese different from mine?  More...