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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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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.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 9th Grade, Arts, English, Humanities, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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.
'Tags: 'Arts, HIP Writing, Humanities, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Writing
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?
'Tags: '10th Grade, History, Humanities, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
This fall, we welcome Erin Finn-Welch back as a program coordinator for the High Intensity Practice (HIP) writing in the middle grades program.
CATEGORY: Featured, People
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Faculty, HIP Writing, Humanities, Middle Grades Program, Teacher Bio, Teacher Video, Writing
In fall 2016, Anne Marie will become head teacher of an English section of fourth grade.
'Tags: '4th Grade, English, Faculty, Humanities, Lower Division, Teacher Bio
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.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, HIP Writing, Humanities, Middle Grades Program, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Writing
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.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 11th Grade, 12th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Faculty, Humanities, Middle Grades Program, Teacher Bio, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Art, Arts, Drama, English, Humanities, Interdisciplinary, Lower Division
Have you ever realized how interconnected the systems of our planet are?
'Tags: '6th Grade, Humanities, Science
The culminating project of a unit on ancient China asked students to apply their understanding of Confucianism, Legalism and Daoism to design fictional schools.
'Tags: '9th Grade, History, Humanities, Technology, 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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