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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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Avenues: The World School added 6 photos and 2 videos.Photos from Avenues: The World School's postStudents coding, making and having a great time at Ruckus Constructus, our STEAM fair! ... See MoreSee Less
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On Thursday, January 19, at 6:30 p.m., we were delighted to bring the sounds of Hollywood (if not the climate) to New York during a performance in the Black Box Theater.
'Tags: '8th Grade, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Music, Upper Division
Brendan Dolan is the instrumental music instructor for the Upper Division. Previously, he'd worked as a private and group instructor for children ages five through 18 in classical, pop and Irish music on piano, flute, tin whistle, drums and guitar.
'Tags: '10th Grade, 5th Grade, 6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, 9th Grade, Faculty, Middle Grades Program, Music, Teacher Bio, Teacher Video, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
Mark Mollica joins Avenues as an instrumental music teacher in the Lower Division, working with grade five.
'Tags: '5th Grade, Faculty, Lower Division, Music, Teacher Bio
This winter, the installation of a work of art at Avenues became a source of inspiration for our teachers and students. In response to the addition of Sol LeWitt’s Wall Drawing 528B to the school’s art collection, our 11th and 12th grade STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art and math) teaching team designed an interdisciplinary project for their students.
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'Tags: '11th Grade, 12th Grade, Art, Arts, Engineering, Math, Music, Science, STEAM, STEM, Technology, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program, Video
Two years ago, the sixth grade vocal class at Avenues sang the famous civil rights anthem “Nobody Turn Me Around” for the Middle School Martin Luther King Day assembly. Rather than teaching them an existing arrangement of the song, I created a sketch of a new one and began working with them on developing the arrangement.
'Tags: '6th Grade, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Music, Upper Division
“Botswana has only two million people—in a country the size of Texas,” Andy Taylor explains. “It’s one of the least populated countries in the world. That’s because it is right smack-dab in the middle of the Kalahari Desert.” Mr. Taylor is speaking to an audience composed mainly of students, who sit huddled on the floor […]
'Tags: 'Arts, Early Learning Center, Global, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Music, Upper Division, Upper Grades Program
This February, the Avenues arts department kicked off their first Middle School cabaret. Seventh and eighth grade students sang tunes from Les Miserables, Into the Woods, Wicked, Fiddler on the Roof, Gypsy and many others.
'Tags: '7th Grade, 8th Grade, Arts, Middle Grades Program, Music, Theater, Upper Division
During last year’s “Blues, Jazz and Hip-Hop” Minimester class, jazz legend Larry Coryell came by to play a few songs and impart wisdom from his long career.
'Tags: '6th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade, Middle Grades Program, Minimester, Music, Upper Division, Video
Toca Band is a creative app that encourages kids to discover and explore music in a fun, kid-appropriate way through original and engaging characters.
'Tags: 'App of the Week, Music, Technology
Avenues students had the opportunity to watch another of artist Sol LeWitt’s works come to life as a new drawing took shape on a wall in Food, the school dining hall. At the unveiling ceremony, parents, faculty and staff gathered to celebrate the arrival of Wall Drawing 528B with a series of talks on the significance of LeWitt’s work and how his creative process connects to students’ studies.
'Tags: 'Art, Arts, Coding, Early Learning Center, Kindergarten, Lower Division, Middle Grades Program, Music, STEAM, 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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