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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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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.
'Tags: '1st Grade, Immersion, Literacy, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, World Course
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.”
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Early Learning Center, Immersion, Kindergarten, Literacy, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten
The Kids A-Z app allows interactive access to the Raz-Kids Reading A-Z literacy platform.
'Tags: 'App of the Week, Literacy, Technology
Attention all Alvin Ho and Ruby Lu fans—award-winning author Lenore Look recently visited the Lower Division! Lenore Look hosted multiple sessions for grades one through four, presenting to the Spanish immersion track in English, and the Chinese immersion track in English with a Chinese Q&A.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Immersion, Literacy, Lower Division, Mandarin Chinese
On Wednesday, February 24, award-winning author and illustrator Angela Dominguez came to Avenues to visit with nursery, pre-kindergarten and kindergarten students.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Immersion, Kindergarten, Literacy, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten, Spanish
From October 19 to October 23, the Early Learning Center and Lower School students took part in a week of literacy awareness events hosted by two non-profit organizations, Points of Light and Jumpstart.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Early Learning Center, Kindergarten, Literacy, Lower Division, Nursery, Pre-kindergarten
As a fourth-year student at Avenues: The World School, I’ve seen all that the Avenues Community Engagement (ACE) program has to offer. The Uni Project, this year’s newest addition to the ACE team, is that rare volume, that special flavor, of community engagement that is too often overlooked: simple storytelling.
'Tags: '11th Grade, 12th Grade, Community Engagement, Literacy, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
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.
'Tags: 'Arts, Early Learning Center, English, Humanities, Library, Literacy, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Amanda Friedman joins Avenues in fall 2015 as a long-term substitute reading specialist in the Lower School. Amanda comes to Avenues from PS/MS 37 Multiple Intelligences School, where she worked as a special education teacher support services provider and fourth grade general education teacher.
'Tags: '1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Faculty, Literacy, Lower Division, Teacher Bio
Young children find storytelling and cooking riveting. Knowing this, the Early Learning Center teachers hoped to inspire the children to have a little adventure connected to food.
'Tags: 'Early Learning Center, Literacy, Pre-kindergarten
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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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