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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.  More...

Osmo Coding is an iPad game that helps children ages five through twelve learn the basics of coding.   More...

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.   More...

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.   More...

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.   More...

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.   More...

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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.   More...

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).  More...

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.  More...

Kodable By controlling small fuzz-ball robots to guide them through increasingly difficult levels of mazes, young students can learn the basics of coding.  More...