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In the the 2016–2017 academic year, the Lower Division curriculum formally introduced coding and programming as a “fourth” language, in addition to English and Spanish or Mandarin in the dual-immersion program. The goal of this new initiative is for Avenues students to be able to “speak” code and understand why coding is an important 21st-century skill.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Coding, Lower Division, STEAM, STEM, Technology
On Sunday, February 26, Avenues held its first Ruckus Constructus, a school-wide family STEAM event created by Avenues faculty, parents and students. The turnout was overwhelming, with more than 1,200 people from the community in attendance and the building came to life with almost 50 hands-on sessions.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Coding, Early Learning Center, Engineering, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, STEAM, STEM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Osmo Coding is an iPad game that helps children ages five through twelve learn the basics of coding.
'Tags: 'App of the Week, Coding, Technology
Avenues students had the opportunity to watch another of artist Sol LeWitt’s works come to life as a new drawing took shape on a wall in Food, the school dining hall. At the unveiling ceremony, parents, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the arrival of Wall Drawing 528B with a series of talks on the significance of LeWitt’s work and how his creative process connects to students’ studies.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Coding, Early Learning Center, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Music, STEAM, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Two years ago, Code.org organized an Hour of Code event to celebrate CS Ed week with the goal to encourage as many students as possible to participate in at least one hour of a coding activity during the week. At Avenues, every student in pre-K through 10th grade participated in a coding activity from December 7‑18.
'Tags: 'Coding, Curriculum, Early Learning Center, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, STEM, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Yumi Nakanishi joined Avenues in summer 2015 as the technology integrator for the Middle School. As technology integrator, Yumi will help define and develop the role of technology in the classroom and provide technical instruction and support to students and faculty in the Middle School.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Coding, Faculty, Middle Grades Program, Teacher Bio, Technology, Upper Division
The Foos is an app that introduces kids to the world of computer programming. It is intended for kids ages 6 to 8 years old, but can also be used by much older children.
'Tags: 'App of the Week, Coding
Scratch Jr. is a simplified version of Scratch that teaches computer programming skills jigsaw style. Users click coding blocks together in the programming area to develop algorithms to animate cartoon characters across a series of slides. The blocks include movements, text speech bubbles, and more. It is a great app for introducing many concepts in computer programming.
Kelly Brandon joins Avenues this fall as a coding, robotics and mathematics teacher in the Upper School. Kelly comes to Avenues with over eight years of teaching experience. Most recently, she worked as the upper school mathematics and robotics teacher at the Berkeley Carroll School (Brooklyn, NY).
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 9th Grade, Coding, Faculty, Math, Robotics, STEM, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
In December, Avenues participated in the Hour of Code, with a full week of activities that included all the students and many faculty across the campus. You can read about the event at Avenues but today we also have a short video that shows how students in different grades, from the Early Learning Center to the Upper School, incorporated coding into their classes.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Coding, Early Learning Center, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Music, Pre-kindergarten, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
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