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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 their most recent assignment, eighth graders didn’t need to look any further than Chelsea for inspiration. In fact, all they had to do was look up. During a walk on the High Line, cameras in hand, students scanned the skyline seeking out interesting shapes and forms in the neighborhood’s architecture.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Art, Chelsea, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
This week, students in the Middle School Minimester course called “Humans of New York: Avenues Edition,” taught by Jessica Berkeley and Alex Brinkman-Young, have been hard at work photographing and interviewing members of the Avenues community, as well as our neighbors in Chelsea Market, along the High Line and on subway platforms.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Art, Chelsea, High Line, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Photography, Upper Division
Spring is back, even if the weather seems to disagree every few days, and it is time to explore the neighborhood.
Enjoy the warming weather by walking in Chelsea Park or Chelsea Waterside Park. Simply walking through Chelsea is a great way to spend a sunny day, especially if you take some time to stop and
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'Tags: 'Chelsea, The High Line
The holiday fervor has died down, but winter is still here. There are many things to do in Chelsea in the winter, including some things you can’t or wouldn’t enjoy as much any other time of the year. For example…
Ice skating! In addition to the Sky Rink at Chelsea Piers, where drop-in general skating hours are available for $10 every afternoon except Wednesday (check the schedule
Over the last few weeks, we have aired an excerpt from a talk that writer Michael Schulman gave to the ninth grade class at Avenues, along with the first, second and third segments of the full video. Today, check out the final episode of the full talk below, or on our YouTube channel here.
'Tags: '9th Grade, Chelsea, Humanities, Video
Over the last 2 weeks, we have aired an excerpt from a talk that writer Michael Schulman gave to the ninth grade class at Avenues, along with the first and second segments of the full video. Today, check out the third episode of the full talk below, or on our YouTube channel here.
Last week we aired an excerpt from a talk that writer Michael Schulman gave to the ninth grade class at Avenues, along with the first segment of the full video. Today, check out the second segment of the full talk below, or on our YouTube channel here.
'Tags: '9th Grade, Avenues Speakers Series, Chelsea, Humanities, Video
This year, Avenues’ ninth grade class has been exploring Chelsea and writing about their observations and the people they met in the neighborhood. As part of this project, writer Michael Schulman recently came to Avenues to speak with our ninth graders about his work
Halloween in NYC is a major event, with activities for all audiences spanning the city. The annual Village Halloween Parade is a city staple, running on 6th Avenue from Spring Street to 16th Street, from 7:00pm to 10:30pm on Wednesday October 31st. Full of fantastic costumes, elaborate puppets and live music, all of New York seems to stop by somewhere along the way. The High Line will also host
Summer is here, and the city has already seen several heat waves. While there is much to do in Chelsea and the rest of the city in the summer months, it is always a good idea to have some plans that keep you out of the heat.
'Tags: 'Chelsea, Chelsea Piers, The High Line
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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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