Challenging the boundaries of traditional education at summer camp in Glasgow
Piece on NuVu's Summer Program at Kelvinside Academy:
Please come to our Admissions Open House, Tuesday, September 25, 6:30 to 7:30pm, to learn more about NuVu Innovation School. The Open House provides an opportunity for prospective parents and students to learn about NuVu's studio curriculum and model, meet NuVu faculty and Admissions staff, as well as tour the studio space.
Please RSVP here.
We're in the last week of our Summer 2018 Program, and students are diligently working on their prototypes for this Friday's final presentations. It will be an exciting end to a summer filled with augmented games, cyborg enhancements, 3D printed food, battlebots, and futuristic pet fashion!
This year, we had over 300 participants across both our Futures Worlds program for middle schoolers and NuVu at MIT Design Studios for high schoolers. If we didn't see you this summer, we hope to see you next year. Stay tuned for details on our Summer 2019 theme and an array of exciting new studios.
Thank you to all the students for your enthusiasm, creativity, and passion in the studios. We look forward to next summer!
Via our NuVuX Initiative, we partner with schools around the world to bring design, creativity and innovation into schools and organizations. This year, we have 9 Fellows who will be traveling to our NuVuX partner schools around the U.S. and internationally to lead hands-on, studio-based experiences within schools and ignite students' passion. As the NuVuX Network expands, we are building exciting opportunities for schools within our network to connect with each other, develop student exchange opportunities, and collaborate on global initiatives .
At many of the NuVuX Schools, our Fellows are collaborating with teachers (such as Physics, English, Global Studies, Entrepreneurship teachers) to design and run hands-on studios.
By partnering with schools, we are creating a culture of change that is empowering students to think critically and design solutions for issues impacting their towns and communities.
Here's a quick intro into our spectacular Team of Fellows:
Max Vanatta, NuVuX Fellow at WUHSMS in Woodstock, VT
Aaron Laniosz, NuVuX Fellow at Odyssey in Los Angeles, CA
Ramzi Naja, NuVuX Fellow and Head of Innovation at NuVu-Karam in Turkey
Rima Das, NuVuX Fellow at Wonder in Wichita, KS
Asli Arpak, NuVuX Fellow at All Saints Academy in Lakeland, FL
Ray Majewski, NuVuX Fellow at All Saints Academy in Lakeland, FL
Chris Perry, NuVuX Fellow at Hillside School in Marlborough, MA
James Addison, NuVuX Fellow at Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow, U.K.
Dyani Robarge, NuVuX Fellow at Episcopal School in Baton Rouge, LA
We wrapped up the 4th year of our Innovation Camp for Educators last week. Over 80 educators from around the world joined us for a 5-day hands-on camp. Each week was filled with interactive discussions, workshops, project development, and immersion into our studio model. Teachers and administrators from our NuVuX schools also joined us over the last two weeks to begin planning for the Fall.
It's been an incredible start to the summer, and we look forward to the weeks ahead with our kids summer program!
Thinking creatively, innovating, learning through hands-on design - these are some of the takeaways from All Saints Academy students on their NuVu Innovation Studio experience from the last year. Via our NuVuX partnership with All Saints Academy in Florida, students in grades 9-12 take part in NuVu Innovation Studios every semester where they put their imagination and creativity to the test. Over the last 3 years, students have been designing and building innovative solutions to real-world challenges in their community.
At the end of every semester, we host a large exhibition at the Baldwin Center for Innovation & Collaboration. This Spring, over 120 projects were presented! Watch this short film on the Spring Exhibition finale and hear more from the students about their experiences learning and creating meaningful work.
Students at our NuVuX partner school, Episcopal School of Baton Rouge, installed their final products designed as part of the "McMains" studio from the Fall Semester. Over the course of this studio, students worked one-on-one with the McMains Children's Development Center in Baton Rouge. Lead by our NuVuX Fellow, Dyani Robarge, the studio focused on designing and building objects customized to the specific needs of those with Cerebral Palsy. The focus of the projects was on creative recreational play activities, such as gardening and artistic expression. The installations are now permanently installed on site at McMains and open to the community.
We had our Spring Open House last week at our NuVuX partner, Hillside School, at their iLab. The event showcased students' projects from the Spring Semester studios, including Biomimetic Machines, Programmable Vehicles, Bugs, and Mechanical Animals, lead by our NuVuX Fellow Sofie Belanger.