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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
Students throughout the school will be building a “stripped-down” version of a Hello Hub, learning about community-led projects and gaining insight into what it’s like to build something for real-world use that is truly life changing for people in remote and marginalized communities.
'Tags: 'Global, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Can Internet kiosks facilitate meaningful learning in remote places? The existing research, though preliminary, suggests it can.
'Tags: 'Global, Gray Matters, Technology
Avenues welcomed 23 students and three faculty members from Shenzhen’s Mingde Experimental School, who are doing a six-week college tour throughout the United States. The visit was designed to introduce the Mingde School to our educational model and provide Avenues students with an opportunity to socialize with Chinese students their own age.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, Global, Mandarin Chinese, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
On May 12 through 14, the Avenues Upper School Model United Nations Club participated in its second Global Classrooms International Model UN Conference (GCI), held here in New York. Over the course of two day-long sessions, and in between opening and closing ceremonies in the United Nations General Assembly, our 13 delegates joined more than 2,600 students from 174 schools worldwide to address pressing international issues.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Global, Students, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
“Botswana has only two million people—in a country the size of Texas,” Andy Taylor explains. “It’s one of the least populated countries in the world. That’s because it is right smack-dab in the middle of the Kalahari Desert.” Mr. Taylor is speaking to an audience composed mainly of students, who sit huddled on the floor […]
'Tags: 'Arts, Early Learning Center, Global, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Music, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
In this brief video, Stephanie Shore discusses her teaching goals and offers us a glimpse inside her conflict resolution class.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Faculty, Global, Teacher Video, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video, World Course
This January, Avenues welcomed international students from China and Argentina into our community for a homestay program.
'Tags: '3rd Grade, 4th Grade, Global, Immersion, Mandarin Chinese, Spanish
Schools are sites where the norms and values of society are practiced and transmitted, both explicitly and implicitly, as well as sites where norms are anticipated and, at times, challenged.
This year, the Middle School is extending its involvement with girl leadership organizations by introducing a Girl Rising club for fifth and sixth graders.
'Tags: '5th Grade, 6th Grade, Community Engagement, Global, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division
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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...
Nelsa Cotte will join Avenues as a head teacher in the Spanish immersion program for pre-kindergarten. In the immersion classes, nursery through grade one, children... More...
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... More...
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