New York

The Big App: Here Is New York
  • Learning

Last spring, the entire 8th grade participated in an interdisciplinary project called the Big App: Here is New York. Through this project, each student created and published an app that highlighted communities in New York City.

  • 8th Grade
  • Middle Grades Program
  • Technology
  • Upper Division
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Where Are We and How Do We Get There?
  • Learning

Learning to ask and answer directional questions is viewed by some as the most important skill needed to survive abroad. If you lose your way, you need to understand someone when they give you an answer more complex than a finger pointing in a general direction. If applied in context, learning these skills can prove to be quite fun.

  • Language
  • Mandarin Chinese
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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Game Design During Fifth Term
  • Learning

This past spring, nine students, including a visitor from our new campus in São Paulo, Brazil, signed up to spend a month learning about game design. This course was part of Fifth Term, a period of four weeks during which upper grades students complete group and individual projects on subjects that spark their passion.

  • Fifth Term
  • iLab
  • Project-based Learning
  • Upper Division
  • Upper Grades Program
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HIP Unbound: A Report from Columbia’s Innovative Teaching Summer Institute
  • Learning

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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