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Sensory Trail Projects for Dream Catcher

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Students at Odyssey STEM Academy, our NuVuX Partner School, took four field trips to Dream Catcher Equine Therapy Center to install their sensory trail projects. The install was the culmination of an incredible studio in which students built full scale tools, games, and activities for therapy patients on horseback. From the Tentacle Toss to the Color Cave to the Feeling Forest, the trail is a multifaceted sensory experience that engages users across different ages and abilities through smell, sight, touch, taste, and sound. The Dream Catcher Equine Assisted Therapy studio was part of the Spring Term's Idea Lab lead by our NuVuX Fellow at Odyssey.

Expo Day

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Our NuVuX Partner, The Fessenden School, wrapped up their year with a grand Expo Day where students across grades 7-9 presented their final projects. The event included a general presentation in the new Arts Center theater and concluded with a display of projects in the new Munro Gallery.

Later in the week, 3rd-graders showed off their amazing "Power Changers" projects in the Ciongoli Center for Innovation which included prototype  costumes/devices, origin stories, and digital comic strips. What a great way to end the school year!

City Animals Exhibit

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NuVu students' work is being exhibited in the "City Animals" show produced by Julie Croston of Cambridge Wildlife Puppetry Project which celebrates the animals around us. Learn more and attend at:

https://www.facebook.com/michellelougee.artist/photos/a.1598741946819053/2798726993487203/?type=3&theater

NuVu at Kelvinside Academy

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Awesome video featuring Kelvinside Academy students talking about their NuVu experience.

Getting Smart Article

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Getting Smart's piece on NuVu focuses on our studio-based model and a self-directed approach to learning. Included are 3 lessons from NuVu's approach. Check out the article!

https://www.gettingsmart.com/2019/04/studio-based-learning/

NUVU HONORED in EDTECH AWARDS 2019

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NuVu was a finalist for the THE EDTECH AWARDS 2019 in "Edtech Company Setting a Trend!" We are thrilled to be a part of this group of innovative educators pushing the field forward, and using technology as a tool for creative learning and social betterment.

More on the winners can be found online at:
https://edtechdigest.com/2019-finalists-winners/

The EdTech Awards "recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual recognition program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters."

Lakeland Mom Article

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Our NuVuX Program at All Saints Academy is giving students a platform to design, make and innovate. Check out this piece in Lakeland Mom on how our Innovation Studios are creating students who are problem solvers, critical thinkers, and self-starters.

Read the full article here:
https://lakelandmom.com/innovation-studios-at-all-saints-academy/

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Reprinted with permission from “NuVu: An International Mission to Cultivate Creativity and Collaboration” by Betsy Scotto-Lavino, 2019. WINTER 2019 InterED, Volume 45 No 126-3, Pages 18-21. COPYRIGHT 2019 by InterED.

In the recent issue of InterED journal, NuVu was highlighted in a featured article called "NuVu: An International Mission to Cultivate Creativity and Collaboration." The piece includes interviews with our Co-founders, Saeed Arida and Saba Ghole, discussing the last 8 years of NuVu and what's ahead - the critique process, how international schools are working with NuVu and integrating the studio process, the challenges and opportunities of running a studio model side-by-side with a traditional model within schools, and expansion plans for the future.

Scotland Installation, Fern Gardens

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Our students spent a week in Glasgow, Scotland at the end of March installing "Fern Gardens," an interactive art piece, at our NuVuX partner school, Kelvinside Academy. There was a grand opening reception of the installation with invited guests from around Glasgow. It was an exciting build-up to the opening, as our students spent 6 weeks conceptualizing, designing, and building the piece as part of a larger student exchange program with Kelvinside Academy.

Fern Gardens

The Scotland installation, Fern Garden, is an interactive installation designed for Kelvinside Academy in Glasgow, Scotland. The piece consists of a spatially fluid field of reeds, leading to a central clearing under an overarching canopy of lights. This inviting space is warmly lit and provides a peaceful area for students of Kelvinside to come together in a unique context.

The goal of the installation was to design a space where people can connect to others outside of their normal circles. The installation creates relaxing and comforting space where students can interact. It consists of a field of bamboo "reeds" that will be placed in the heart of the Kelvinside school. Each bamboo piece is attached to a self righting base made out of concrete. This allows the user to push through the reeds without knocking them down.

In the field of reeds is a secluded clearing with warm lighting. This creates an environment in which the students can feel relaxed and distant from the stressful school environment, while also providing a space for students to convene.

NuVu Honored with EdTech Award

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NuVu was a finalist for the THE EDTECH AWARDS 2019 in "Edtech Company Setting a Trend!" We are thrilled to be a part of this group of innovative educators pushing the field forward, and using technology as a tool for creative learning and social betterment.

More on the winners can be found online at:
https://edtechdigest.com/2019-finalists-winners/

The EdTech Awards "recognizes people in and around education for outstanding contributions in transforming education through technology to enrich the lives of learners everywhere.

Featuring edtech’s best and brightest, the annual recognition program shines a spotlight on cool tools, inspiring leaders, and innovative trendsetters."