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HIP Unbound: A Report from Columbia’s Innovative Teaching Summer Institute
  • Learning
Brady Smith, High Intensity Practice (HIP) Thinking Instructor

At Avenues, we have a tendency to think of high-intensity practice as belonging solely to the HIP Thinking program. However, shifting from HIP Thinking to Face Your Fears made it clear to me how essential the methods we’ve developed in the HIP program can be to helping students quickly develop competency in discipline-based skills as well.

  • HIP Thinking
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Mosaic Madness: Teachers and Students Pursuing Their Passions
  • Learning
Fanny Sosenke, Middle Grades Math Teacher

Students are always surprised to hear that that I have other passions besides mathematics. I am often involved in art projects outside of school and Minimester provided me with the opportunity to spend a week creating art with middle grades students.

  • 6th Grade
  • 7th Grade
  • 8th Grade
  • Art
  • Arts
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Minimester
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Partner Walks in Small World
  • Learning
Rita Truong, Head of Small World

In the Avenues Small World program for 2- and 3-year-old students, the children take partner walks with a teacher and one peer in the neighborhood as part of our regular spring curriculum. These walks encourage curiosity, friendship and adventure!

  • Early Education
  • Small World
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Designing and Building an Island in 8th Grade Spanish
  • Learning
Olga Valeria, Middle Grades Spanish Teacher

As part of of their “City Life” topic, students in the Spanish 8D class worked on a hands-on project, “My City Life.” In collaboration with the iLab, students were to collectively reimagine and reinvent public spaces, paying particular attention to physical, cultural and social identities.

  • 8th Grade
  • Arts
  • iLab
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Project-based Learning
  • Spanish
  • Upper Division
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