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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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Archive for ‘humanities’

On October 2, a group of 13 visited the Dodge Poetry Festival, a biennial four-day celebration of the art form in Newark, NJ. A smaller group of students attended the festival two years ago, but this year's group had more than doubled in size, proof of Avenues students' ever-growing interest in the written and spoken word.  More...

One of the great things about being in a school like Avenues is the chance to use New York City itself as a classroom. On Wednesday, September 21, a group of Avenues faculty, led by the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing team, and 35 students did just that, attending a Roundabout Theatre production of Anton Chekhov’s play The Cherry Orchard.  More...

History students at Avenues grapple with a daunting set of questions every day upon arriving to class: how do we make sense of the past, and how does studying the past help us better understand our own times? How do historians and history students generate knowledge and narrative?  More...

This fall, we welcome Erin Finn-Welch back as a program coordinator for the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing in the middle grades program.  More...

In fall 2016, Anne Marie will become head teacher of an English section of fourth grade.  More...

Molly Rose Ávila joins Avenues in fall 2016 as a High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing teacher in the Upper Division. The HIP writing program, now in its second year at Avenues, is based on the belief that the best strategy for cultivating lasting skill in a discipline is to pair sustained effort with appropriate coaching.   More...

Tiffany D. Trotter will join Avenues as ninth grade head of grade and a humanities teacher with a focus on history. She comes to us from Phillips Exeter Academy, where she has taught since 2003. Courses included U.S. history, 20th century world history and classical histories of Greece and Rome.  More...

For the second year in a row, the fifth grade humanities team created an interdisciplinary unit based on Brian Selznick's Wonderstruck. This year we expanded the unit to encompass debate, art and drama.  More...

Have you ever realized how interconnected the systems of our planet are?   More...

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The culminating project of a unit on ancient China asked students to apply their understanding of Confucianism, Legalism and Daoism to design fictional schools.  More...