At Avenues, our teachers never stop growing.
For students to become engaged learners and flexible thinkers, teachers must boldly lead by example. Our teachers are lifelong learners with an infectious thirst for knowledge, and who model that thirst for their students.
Professional learning isn’t something we do every so often at a conference. We’re learning intently, on the job, every day. We learn from our colleagues, from our leaders and from our own experience.
When it comes to professional development, collaboration is key. Avenues faculty spend hundreds of hours working in teams throughout the year, developing curricula, reflecting on student progress and identifying ways to improve. Avenues teachers have described this as the richest learning experience of their careers. In addition to giving faculty the time and space to support each other, we provide dedicated professional learning sessions during the summer and on full days throughout the school year. Teachers also receive regular feedback from leaders whose job it is to help them succeed. Avenues faculty also have access to resources such as tuition reimbursement for further training and funding to attend conferences.
March 16, 2018
Earlier this year, with the grace and guidance of our wonderful tech team, the pre-K Lions and Tigers embarked on a journey with Doodlematic, an incredible app that very simply teaches children how to code.
March 14, 2018
The 3rd, 4th and 5th grade students in our Robotics 2 after-school program have been hard at work designing circuit boards! Understanding circuit boards and electricity are fundamental to computing and robotics.
March 9, 2018
“Questioning is a 21st-century survival skill,” says Warren Berger, self-described “questionologist” and author of A More Beautiful Question: The Power of Inquiry to Spark Breakthrough Ideas.
March 6, 2018
When the teachers played a short video of professional lion dancers, the children were mesmerized. They were drawn to the bright colors and the cheeky movements of the lion.
March 6, 2018
On Sunday, February 25, hundreds of Avenues community members came together for Ruckus Constructus, our annual STEAM fair. This year's theme was global climate change.