Videos

Nothing can give you as true a sense of Avenues as spending time with students and teachers in our Chelsea campus. But until you’re able to come for a visit, these videos will give you a taste of what’s in store for you. Enjoy!

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Mission Statement:
The Avenues mission statement spoken by the founding faculty of 2012.
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Harkness Method:
Discover how learning at a round table develops collaboration and critical-thinking skills.
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First Glimpse Technology:
See an overview of technology at work in the classroom.
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Rashomon Project:
An interdisciplinary project where math, science, music and humanities are united by J.S. Bach’s “Gavotte en Rondeau.”
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Spy School:
Middle grades program students, working with INTERPOL, spend a week tracking down a “missing” painting
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World Course:
A central component of an Avenues education, the World Course prepares students to think both critically and globally.
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Minimester:
This program exposes middle grades students to over 50 courses as preparation for their Mastery projects in the upper grades program.
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STEAM Driven:
Multiple disciplines meet on one trampoline to explore the commonalities in STEAM: science, tech, engineering, art and math.

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Virtual Tour:
Take a floating tour of our state-of-the-art school.
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Language Immersion:
See how our language immersion program teaches students to become proficient in Chinese or Spanish.

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Recent Articles from OPEN, our news and discussion blog

November 16, 2018

Pre-K Park Visit

by Jennette Mullaney


 

November 13, 2018

Problem Based Learning in Math and the 2018 Question

by Fanny Sosenke, Middle Grades Math Teacher


The “2018” problem is a good example of how problem based learning (PBL) happens in 6th grade math. In a PBL based math classroom, the focus is on unique problems that teach content and skills in a student-centered manner.  

November 8, 2018

Watch Us Grow

by Elizabeth Boyd, Kindergarten Teacher


The Puma and Jaguar kindergarten students know all about growing! Not only are they growing as readers, writers, mathematicians, community members and friends, they are also growing their very own seeds. Recently, they planted lima bean and pinto bean seeds in the Outdoor Classroom. ​​​​​​​ 

November 2, 2018

What Is Digital Citizenship? Why Is It Important?

by Jacob Goren, Technology Integrator


Without knowing the world their future-adults will live in, how can teachers possibly prepare their students to live meaningful and productive lives when they get older?  

October 25, 2018

What Can You Do with Five Chinese Classes?

by Haiwen Lu, Upper Division Chinese Teacher


Recently, some upper grades students in the Mandarin Chinese track spent their class period interviewing Chinese-speaking teachers. Each of them interviewed two teachers in the building and asked 15 questions. Remarkably, all these students are taking Chinese level one;  they had only attended five Chinese classes before the interviews! How did they accomplish this? By using Pinyin as the tool for the interviews.  


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