Dom Segolla visited Nueva for the first ever Nueva Hackathon

On Saturday, April 28, two Nueva middle school students hosted the first-ever Nueva Hackathon, a design event where people interested in computer programming and software development collaborate intensively to create usable software over a short period of time. This all-inclusive event was the brainchild of middle-schoolers Yash N. and Taher V., who organized the Hackathon with Twitter co-creator Dom Sagolla, who was one of the presenters amongst the 60 participants and attendees.

 2018 Arts Appreciation Week at Hillsborough

The Hillsborough campus came alive with color when Arts Appreciation Week returned for a second consecutive year, April 23–27. Produced by art teachers Rachel Dawson and Reenie Charriere in partnership with the parent-driven arts committee, student artwork flooded the lower and middle school campuses for a week in a celebration of creativity.

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In this month’s article, “Thinking Critically about Our Practices, Part II: Global Online Academy,” we described Global Online Academy (GOA) and its use as a new tool for personalizing learning for our upper school students. In this piece, we share examples of Nueva lower and middle school teachers using GOA to innovate in their classrooms.

 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.

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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