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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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“Everything I do in China, whether it’s buying vegetables or telling jokes, is a form of cultural exchange,” Jesse Appell told Avenues students during his visit last November. Based in Beijing for the past four years, Jesse has forged a career as a cultural intermediary between China and America.   More...

Because first graders had been studying friendship as part of their World Course curriculum, we thought a wonderful way of combining this study with the writing skills they were working to learn would be to engage in a “Book on Friendship” project, in which students could become authors of their very own books.  More...

Friends. What an exciting word! Friends and feelings go together hand in hand, and our preschoolers are constantly learning how to recognize their feelings and navigate social situations with their peers. To help students identify and develop appropriate responses to their feelings, we recently engaged in a study of emotions, where we learned how certain […]  More...

In a kindergarten art class, the students and I talked about how to mix brown from red, yellow, blue and white. Then I gave them a cup and challenged them to mix their own skin color.  More...

To help children better understand the origins of their food, the Yellow nursery classroom has been engaging in a food study curriculum.  More...

In this brief video interview, head teacher of a Spanish section of fourth grade, Joseph D’Annibale, touches upon some of the many advantages of multilingualism in schools.  More...

Students celebrated Hispanic Heritage Month in their Spanish-immersion classes. It is a time to celebrate the histories and cultures of Americans whose families came from Spanish-speaking countries and it is also a time to remember the many ways that Hispanic Americans help shape the United States.  More...

Recently, we welcomed celebrated author Grace Lin to join ELC and Lower Division students in the Black Box to read from her books, talk about what inspires her, how she creates her illustrations and how many of her stories are “true.”  More...

On March 20, 2017, a group of middle grades Spanish students will disembark in Buenos Aires, Argentina, and be greeted by a delegation of students, parents and faculty from Holy Trinity College. And although this is only one of the groups traveling abroad on a Global Journeys program this spring break, the trip to Argentina will mark the first true language exchange program for Avenues.   More...

This summer, I spent three weeks with a group of upper grades students in Beijing, China, where they engaged in intensive language and culture studies, lived in homestays with local families and visited a number of historical sites.  More...