Flipping the script on what teenagers are capable of doing
Twelfth grader Lucy W. stood before a microphone and a crowded gymnasium on Thursday, April 5, to recite from "It’s Because of the Antlers," a short story about a young protagonist who endures a cosmetic procedure to implant decorative antlers onto her head. Lucy read, “I was taking care of myself, giving myself the special treatment I deserved. I ended up changing my profile picture on various social media accounts... and everyone was very complimentary.” The story is a commentary on social media, adolescence, and pop culture, the three flags frequently raised against today's youth. Lucy’s project was one of 340 projects presented by Nueva’s upper school students during Quest Expo 2018.

12 Summer2017Slideshow DSC01654The 2018 Nueva Summer program is now open for application to all Bay Area families interested in enriching, academic deep dives for the students entering grades 1­–12.  

The Lower School Expedition program, featuring interdisciplinary explorations of both unknown mysteries and the fascinating connections between the human and natural world, is nearly full. A handful of spaces remain.

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“Creating the Future,” theTEDxYouth@TheNuevaSchool event, was held at Bay Meadows on Sunday, March 25. Six presenters shared perspectives on the future of medicine, big data, healthcare, artificial intelligence, astrophysics, and animal rights with approximately 75 attendees.

Screen Shot 2018 04 02 at 2.39.50 PMAt Nueva, when students see a problem or a need, they invent a solution. Now in its second year, Invention Studio began as an outgrowth of I-Lab teacher Connie Liu's Design Engineering for Social Good course. It allows students to use design thinking and engineering skills to create empathy-based solutions to some of the most pressing issues facing our society today. Invention Studio is Nueva pedagogy at its best — student-centered learning that gives students the opportunity to use both design thinking and social-emotional learning skills in a real-life setting, to solve real-world issues.

10 GOA Hero IMG 9658In the recent article, “Thinking Critically about Our Practices, Part I: The Collaborative for Innovative Education,” readers learned about three initiatives in educational practice currently underway at Nueva. In this article, we explore Global Online Academy (GOA) and how it is being used to advance the global engagement of Nueva students. Next month, we will share the innovative ways faculty are using GOA to enhance their teaching practice and bring new opportunities to their students.

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