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EA students recognized for creative writing talent

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Featured, Student Life | Comments Off on EA students recognized for creative writing talent

EA students recognized for creative writing talent

Congratulations to EA students, Jaleah Price and Tianna Smith, for their accomplishments in creative writing.

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High school phenom exceeds expectation on stage and off

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Featured, Student Life, Success Stories | Comments Off on High school phenom exceeds expectation on stage and off

High school phenom exceeds expectation on stage and off

In many ways Zaria Roller is a typical Wisconsin teenager who enjoys her friends, a good laugh and checking out social media. But that is where the typical teenager title ends.

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Save These Dates!

Posted by on Jan 13, 2017 in Featured, Student Life | Comments Off on Save These Dates!

Save These Dates!

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Madison area high school freshman wants to pair struggling peers with mentors

Posted by on Dec 12, 2016 in Student Life, Success Stories | Comments Off on Madison area high school freshman wants to pair struggling peers with mentors

Madison area high school freshman wants to pair struggling peers with mentors

But AJ Carr, a now-14-year-old living in Fitchburg thought that would be the best way to face challenges he and his peers struggle with head on. More specifically, he decided to establish a business dedicated to spurring other middle school students to pursue business ideas of their own.

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Project-based learning, a unique experience.

Posted by on Dec 5, 2016 in Personalized Learning | Comments Off on Project-based learning, a unique experience.

Project-based learning, a unique experience.

Written by Lea VanHook Project-based learning (PBL) has been a part of many schools and classrooms for years now. Many schools are also looking into shifting into more of a PBL structure in their classrooms. According to the National Education Association, “Project-based learning started back in the early 1900s after John Dewey had supported ‘learning by doing.’” This is a real crucial part in Project-Based learning. Learning by doing encourages the student to establish connections not just inside the classroom, but out in the community....

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Exploration Academy Newsletter – November 2016

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Exploration Academy Newsletter – November 2016

Download the Newsletter (PDF)

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EA students help create bird murals

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Student Life | Comments Off on EA students help create bird murals

EA students help create bird murals

EA students and a pair of local artists from Dane Arts created bird-themed murals that will eventually help brighten up a bike tunnel on a Fitchburg bike path next spring.

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Weekly Update 11-18-2016

Posted by on Nov 18, 2016 in Student Life | Comments Off on Weekly Update 11-18-2016

Weekly Update 11-18-2016

Happy Friday, Thanks to everyone who attended the Showcase last night! Almost everything last night was student-created, including the newsletter, slideshows, videos, and much of the survey. Last night was a great chance to connect with families, friends, and community members who are interested in our school. We also loved seeing so many students have the chance to explain, teach, and get feedback on work that they are passionate about. Much of the students’ week was spent putting final touches on their projects, in addition to...

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Weekly Update 11-11-2016

Posted by on Nov 11, 2016 in Featured, Student Life | Comments Off on Weekly Update 11-11-2016

Weekly Update 11-11-2016

Happy Friday, What a week in EA! A large group of students attended a lecture at the Space Place on Monday, students worked on creating murals for both the school and the community, our seminars addressed everything from the election to python programming, and students prepared projects for the showcase next week. We would like to thank DAMA (Dane Arts Mural Arts). They spent the whole week in our school working with students to teach them various painting techniques and provide them a space to express their creativity. Many of the birds our...

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Mural Arts Dane Arts in Exploration Academy today and tomorrow!

Posted by on Nov 10, 2016 in Featured, Student Life, What's New | Comments Off on Mural Arts Dane Arts in Exploration Academy today and tomorrow!

Mural Arts Dane Arts in Exploration Academy today and tomorrow!

Dane Arts Mural Arts have been working with EA students this week in creating a mural.  Staff from DAMA have been teaching EA students about painting – focusing on birds and we are inviting anyone interested to come down today or tomorrow to see their work in K...

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