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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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For the past several weeks, Avenues Upper Division Spanish 5 classes have been communicating with students from Liceo 7, an all-girls school in Santiago, Chile. The idea of the project is to have students converse in both English and Spanish to practice their second language outside of the classroom, while acting as a sort of linguistic mentor to their pen pals to teach their native language.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, Global, Language, Spanish, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Ecological footprints are the measure of human impact on Earth's ecosystems.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Science
Have you ever realized how interconnected the systems of our planet are?
'Tags: '6th Grade, Humanities, Science
Fatima Ptackek, class of 2018, discusses her experience working with UN Women, the United Nations entity responsible for gender equality.
'Tags: 'Middle Grades Program, School Culture, Students, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
As a fourth-year student at Avenues: The World School, I’ve seen all that the Avenues Community Engagement (ACE) program has to offer. The Uni Project, this year’s newest addition to the ACE team, is that rare volume, that special flavor, of community engagement that is too often overlooked: simple storytelling.
'Tags: '11th Grade, 12th Grade, Community Engagement, Literacy, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
In the spirit of global education, three Upper School students started the Avenues Model United Nations team last fall. The team, which consists of about a dozen committed students, met weekly to review debate strategy, public speaking skills, research techniques and diplomatic writing procedures.
'Tags: '12th Grade, Community Engagement, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
When starting my junior year at Avenues, I was eager to learn new skills and develop my artistic side, so I decided to take Design and Fabrication: Fab Lab.
'Tags: '11th Grade, Design, iLab, STEAM, Student Voices, Students, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
When the Avenues Upper School students who traveled to Morocco this summer were asked what their favorite portion of the trip was, they first had to recount their 13 days spent experiencing new cultural experiences and witnessing beautiful cities.
'Tags: 'Student Voices, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
The referee blows the game’s last whistle and the party has begun—Germany has just won the FIFA World Cup 2014 in Brazil. A few minutes later Phillip Lahm, the captain of Germany’s national team receives the World Cup and lifts it up into the deep blue Brazilian sky. Emotions felt in the stadium could not be more polarized than they are now.
'Tags: 'Student Voices, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Writing
We have all had the classic chocolate chip cookie, cupcake, doughnut, or ice cream for dessert. While the basics are great, many New York City restaurants elevate dessert to a whole new level by combining, perfecting, and embellishing the common desserts we all know and love.
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For the past five years, Rita Truong has been the head teacher in the Yellow room of the Avenues Early Learning Center. She is a proud member of the Avenues founding... More...
Ivan Cestero has been with Avenues from early days of 2011. He now teaches 11th and 12th grade electives in entrepreneurship and innovation in the World Course while... More...
Angela Ji Xu first joined Avenues in fall 2012 as the head teacher in a Chinese section of kindergarten (in the immersion classes, nursery through grade three, children... More...
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