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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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Avenues: The World School added 6 photos and 2 videos.Photos from Avenues: The World School's postStudents coding, making and having a great time at Ruckus Constructus, our STEAM fair! ... See MoreSee Less
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We wanted to give students an opportunity to represent their emotions artistically. We decided to do a clay portrait project, in which the children formed their own faces out of clay. This activity fostered language development, fine motor skill development, collaboration, eye-hand coordination and cultural and body awareness.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Early Learning Center, Nursery, World Course
On a sunny day in late October, the pre-K Goldfish class headed out hand-in-hand from Avenues to view some art.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten
In a kindergarten art class, the students and I talked about how to mix brown from red, yellow, blue and white. Then I gave them a cup and challenged them to mix their own skin color.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Early Learning Center, Immersion, Kindergarten, Mandarin Chinese
For more than a month, the eighth graders worked in their World Course, English, science and art classes to form political parties and research and develop party platforms on issues of their choosing.
'Tags: '5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, English, Middle Grades Program, Science, Upper Division, World Course
In addition to our new faculty joining us in the fall, a number of our returning teachers are taking on new responsibilities.
'Tags: 'Art, Early Learning Center, English, Faculty, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Math, Middle Grades Program, New Faculty 2016 Spanish, Science, Spanish, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Over the course of this entire school year, the Silver Cats and Rabbits pre-kindergarten classes took a journey into the world of art, in which they practiced looking at (and making) sculptures, paintings, collages and assemblages. By learning about some of the different ways visual artists express themselves, the children were able to experiment meaningfully with self-expression themselves and take their own creativity more seriously.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Early Learning Center, Pre-kindergarten, World Course
Rosalyn McCaine is a dedicated artist who has served as an art teacher in the Lower Division Spanish immersion classes since she first joined Avenues in 2012. She brings a warmth and a wide range of experience to the students she teaches in kindergarten through grade five.
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'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Art, Faculty, Immersion, Lower Division, Spanish, Teacher Bio, Teacher Video
Independent learning is encouraged with even our youngest students, and this spring the kindergarten classes participated in an independent study on self-expression through the arts.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Early Learning Center, Kindergarten
Rachel Park joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a middle grades art teacher in the Upper Division. Prior to joining Avenues, Rachel was a ceramics instructor and visiting artist at the Bryn Mawr School (Baltimore, MD).
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, Arts, Faculty, Middle Grades Program, Teacher Bio, Upper Division
Dozens of colorful kites rose into the clear, sunny skies over Liberty State Park on April 15 as the fifth grade spring STEAM project took wing. As 75 students watched their kites soar—and sometimes crash to the ground—they worked together in pairs to assess the direction of the wind and put their new knowledge of aerodynamics to work through experimentation and trial and error.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Art, Arts, Design, Engineering, Interdisciplinary, Lower Division, Math, Project-Based Learning, Science, STEAM, Technology
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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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