Intensives: Two Week Projects at TYWLS of Astoria
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Intensives at TYWLS of Astoria:
During intensives, student’s regularly scheduled courses pause and partnerships of teachers dedicate ten full days, five hours a day, working with the same group of multi-grade learners. Intensives focus on 21st century skills, literacy and real world experiences, including visits from experts in the area they are studying. Intensives also focus on field trips to meet experts in their workplace, or to see the field of study in action. Students collaborate and work deeply for two weeks, culminating in a public expo at the end of their work. Intensives are a chance to try something students have never experienced or to dive deeper into something they love.
- Courses are largely co-taught
- We stop our regular courses and spend all day with one class of 18-34 students, depending
- Focus on real world experiences: bring in experts in the field, go on numerous field trips to meet experts and have experiences in the field of study
Click here for Intensive Course Descriptions 2018
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