Thank You For Sharing Your Summer With EXPLO

October 13, 2018

 

We wanted to take a moment to thank you, our inspiring students and families for yet another incredible summer of daring and courage.

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How to Help Your Kids Make Friends

October 11, 2018

Researchers say that we can't choose our children's friends. But strong friendships are a critical indicator of whether a person will thrive in adulthood. How can parents ensure their kids make friends that will help them flourish and grow? Choose the right environment. 

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The Argument for Physical Literacy in an Increasingly Virtual World

May 3, 2018

Recently, one of my colleagues — Director of EXPLO Studio, Dave Hamilton — shared a story with me about a group of high school students he has been working with in one of Studio’s critical making courses.

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Tags: Summer Programs, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Yale, Teaching and Learning

At What Age Independence?

April 20, 2018

Gifting children the opportunity to live away from home at an early age — even for just three weeks during the summer — helps develop independence and confidence as they start to see their place in the world beyond their bedroom.

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Assessment is Ruining the Universe (or at Least our Understanding of It)

April 4, 2018

Rolf Landua, Ph.D., is on a mission to change the landscape of science education. He chatted with EXPLO about the importance of curiosity in the classroom and how too much testing inhibits joyful learning — and deeper understanding of Nature and the universe. 

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The Key to Engaged Learning? An Environment that Encourages Flow

March 8, 2018

There’s life — and then there’s living a life with flow.

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Making Summer Meaningful: EXPLO and Beyond [VIDEO]

February 14, 2018

 

For more than 40 years, EXPLO has created remarkable teaching and learning experiences that inspire curiosity and encourage young people to embark on a lifelong journey of turning over stones, taking healthy risks, and pursuing that which they only ever imagined.

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Who is Taking Care of Your Child? Safety and Supervision at Residential Summer Programs

January 26, 2018
 

When it comes to choosing a summer program for your child, there are a number of boxes most families are looking to check off. Will it be fun? Will my child learn something new? Will they be happy and make friends?

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Many Paths to Engineering

January 25, 2018

What do Star Wars Lego robots, sustainable urban planning, and a complex machine designed to paint your dreams have in common? At the heart of each of these imaginative projects is a challenge to our students -- use the principles of engineering to create something extraordinary and original. We’ll give you the materials and the tools, you create the ideas, bend the rules, and execute the plan.

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Tags: EXPLO at Wheaton, Exploration Programs, Summer Programs, Critical Making

Making Summer Meaningful: EXPLO and Beyond [EXTENDED VIDEO]

January 19, 2018

 

Each summer, EXPLO welcome students from more than 40 states and 70 countries to our campuses where we explore the world of people and ideas, and celebrate the differences that bring us together as a community. The above video is a comprehensive overview of EXPLO summer programs played at our Info Meetings where families learn about our  two and three-week Programs. 

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