Nueva teachers from prekindergarten through twelfth grade have been learning by doing, adapting their curricula and utilizing digital technologies to bring their classes into an online space.
Nueva students learn by doing. They construct knowledge through hands-on engagement. As experts in project-based learning, teachers guide authentic and purposeful investigations that enable discovery while building the skills students need to be successful.
At the Nueva Upper School, the students’ experience is at the center of everything we do. We nourish their love of learning by providing each student unparalleled opportunity to chart their own pathway through high school. With support from advisors, students select from more than 100 electives that satisfy graduation requirements and allow them to dive deeply into exciting subjects.
The eighth-grade writing class is another example of how Nueva teachers are thinking outside the box in order to add a splash of excitement and fun to remote learning. The graphic novel unit uses the Canvas platform, and our eighth graders are enjoying a different form of storytelling.
Through an interdisciplinary project, we launched a well-being survey to help students gather data about themselves for a project that integrates design thinking, data science, and systems thinking.
Our Nueva teachers have worked incredibly hard to bring the “Nueva Way” educational experience to our students across all divisions in this new remote learning space. Kindergarten teachers have not only approached remote learning as student-centered, they have also approached remote learning as parent-centered.
Mavericks Making Waves is our latest roundup of exceptional student and faculty accomplishments and activities happening beyond Nueva's walls.
This week, our talented communications team videographer, Mitzi Mock, made an uplifting video that shares insights and health tips from some of our exceptional faculty and staff members.
On Monday, March 23, I spent about half of my day in Zoom classes with teachers and students. The three hours I spent in these classes were powerfully and prototypically Nuevan.
We all know how important it is to wash our hands. But did you know how fun it can be?
A few weeks ago, Upper School Journal Club members presented information about coronavirus to their peers and other attendees.