Special Issue Tag

[:en]Golden Tiger Award Winners for 2016-2017[:]

Special Issue ・ June 14, 2017
[:en]The Golden Tiger Award celebrates courageous innovation at Avenues.

The individuals selected for this year’s Golden Tigers had the fortitude to take big chances, explore the unknown, and challenge the status quo. With their imagination and persistent efforts, they have further lifted our students’ learning experiences and strengthened our institution.

With our thanks, here are the Golden Tiger Award winners for 2016–2017:

Joseph D’Annibale Ingrid Lamia Jamie Lilly Yingwen Chen Jacob Goren (Parent Conference tiger team), for offering a compelling student-led vision for parent conferences. Sophie Fisher, for blazing trails with Avenues Online. Sharan Gill, for research and development in HIP Writing. Mike Maccarone, for leading innovation by example, from IPBL to the global academic deanship. Todd Shy, for leading innovation by example, from program development to school visioning.

[:en]Learning from Children in the Most Remote Places[:]

Special Issue ・ March 10, 2017

A contingent from the Avenues Tiger Works R&D team recently traveled to Uganda armed with a doc full of research questions formulated in a months-long collaboration with the people of Project Hello World. Our shared challenge required a leap of imagination — can we reach out and work with communities around the world to make high quality learning accessible for all?

This work runs in parallel with the Project Hello World team’s visit to the New York campus in the fall of 2016, where students, faculty, and staff throughout Avenues built a Hello Hub, learning about community-led projects and gaining insight into building something for real-world use that can change lives in remote and marginalized communities.

Initial observations and results from this ongoing research were presented at SXSWedu 2017 in Austin. The team also put together a photo essay to document the research. Click the image below to share in the experience (or download a pdf).