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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 ‘library’

This fall, Wei Zhang leaves the immersion classroom to become a teacher and librarian for the Early Learning Center and Lower Division.  More...

From September 27 to October 3, Avenues students will be joining in on the national celebration of our freedom to read. Hundreds of libraries all over the country will be discussing and bringing attention to the issue of censorship by participating in Banned Books week and mounting displays that will highlight the top collection of the books most frequently challenged in our country.  More...

The beginning of April kicked off our celebration of National Poetry Month—a time to recognize and celebrate all the wonderful poetry available to our students. In the library, we celebrated this through a special collaborative project that featured Avenues’ kindergarten classes’ participation in the Global iBook series showcasing student poems from around the world in celebration of International Earth Day.  More...

Level It Books is an app that allows you to scan a book's ISBN to view the Guided Reading, Lexile®, Grade Level Equivalent and DRA levels for the book and store them in a personalized library. This app has a comprehensive database of over 190K books, which makes it useful in locating appropriate leveled books and organizing them digitally.  More...

A great resource for educators, parents and teens to find award-winning books and recommended reading (created by the Young Adult Library Services Association (YALSA)). Features include the ability to search for books by author, title, award or list year, etc.; a "Find IT!" button that shows users where to find the book in a nearby library; and more.  More...

This March, Avenues participated in Project Cicero, an annual non-profit book drive to help create and supplement classroom libraries in under-resourced New York City public schools. Since 2001, Project Cicero has distributed more than two million books to more than 11,000 classrooms and school libraries in New York City.  More...

This fall, our fourth grade participated in the Global Read Aloud (GRA) project. Created in 2010, this worldwide initiative was launched with the motto “one book to connect the world.” Each year, classrooms across the country and around the world partner with each other and commit to reading the same book at the same time over a six-week period.  More...

This winter our sixth graders embarked on a new subject of study—the Silk Road. Over the next three months, students will be following Marco Polo on his journey from East to West using a myriad of digital and print resources. To guide students in the research process, a Google site was created detailing all relevant books, subscription databases and videos, as well as vetted websites. Students will be consulting this site for all their research needs.  More...

On March 1, 2013, our library program for younger students kicked off our first author and illustrator visit, featuring Greg Foley, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow children’s picture book award. We chose Mr. Foley as our first guest because of our students’ enthusiasm for his characters and their adventures in titles such as Willoughby and the Moon and Make a Wish Bear. Mr. Foley’s titles are translated into multiple languages, and his writings and artwork nurture children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for exploring the world. His works emphasize the importance of empathy and generosity, and students shared their own experiences with one another during library time.  More...

The effective use of technology is an important part of an Avenues education, making digital literacy a key skill for both students and faculty. Many different people contribute to the technological environment of the school, providing faculty and staff with both technology and training. In the first video of this series examining digital literacy at Avenues, we look at the Avenues library. The library has been designed to provide print and digital materials at an age-appropriate level to all students, with a 70% digital collection and a 30% print collection distributed throughout the school. The task of assembling the right information and making sure students know how to use it is the responsibility of Alia Methven, director of library services.  More...

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