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Avenues: The World School added 3 new photos.By incorporating creative computing into the Lower Division curriculum, Avenues students will learn to “speak” code and understand why it is an important skill: bit.ly/2oNgXPz ... See MoreSee Less
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Avenues: The World School added 4 new photos.On May 3, Avenues 11th- and 12th-grade students are hosting a symposium centered around the question, "What factors have prolonged the Syrian conflict?" All are welcome to the event, which features guest speakers from the United Nations, UNICEF and other organizations. Sign up here: bit.ly/2piOrbD ... See MoreSee Less
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Can Internet kiosks facilitate meaningful learning in remote places? The existing research, though preliminary, suggests it can.
'Tags: 'Global, Gray Matters, Technology
A survey of numerous studies suggest three practice strategies that best promote long-term learning.
'Tags: 'Gray Matters
Recently, the developing field of cognitive science has deepened our understanding of the link between physical activity and cognitive ability. This research has revealed that time spent exercising complements time spent in academic classes, suggesting that both are necessary for optimal cognitive development.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Gray Matters, Health, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Wellness
Are there any well-researched examples of rigorous project-based learning that tell us if this methodology adequately prepares students for advanced placement–type tests?
'Tags: 'Gray Matters, Project-Based Learning, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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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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