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Change the Future of High School
Funded by Laurene Powell Jobs through the Emerson Collective, the XQ: the Super School Project is an open call to reimagine and design the next American high school. In towns and cities far and wide, teams will unite and take on the important work of rethinking and building schools that deeply prepare students for the rigorous challenges of college, jobs, and life.
Create Collisions of Tectonic Plates
Geomoto by Gamedesk is an embodied learning experience in which players use their iOS or Android device to create geographic features by pulling, smashing, and grinding tectonic plates together. Players navigate around a planet devoid of geographic features with the express purpose of populating the planet with features of their own creation.
Mingle Visual Art with Science
Art & Science: A Curriculum for K–12 Teachers mines the treasures of The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles to explore the many intersections of the visual arts with scientific disciplines. The curriculum was developed by Getty educators with museum conservators, curators, and scientists, as well as a teacher advisory group. Focusing on the science of art production and conservation, and the scientific skills of investigation and experimentation, the curriculum supports student proficiency in science and visual art by exploring the fascinating territory in which the arts and sciences mingle.
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