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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Tags: EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Yale, Exploring Education, Experts + Partners

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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EXPLO Book Review: Resiliency In the Face Of Embarrassment and Creative Learning Environments

March 7, 2018

At the heart of EXPLO, our mission is to teach students the skill sets needed to find joy in life-long learning. We do this by encouraging our students to exercise their courage to self-motivate, their daring to take action, and their confidence to examine beyond the boundaries of their own comfort zone. We hope through this encouragement, our students (of all ages) develop the desire to participate in a life worth learning about.

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Traveling Towards Happiness with Dr. Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi

December 18, 2017

World’s leading researcher on positive psychology and pioneer of flow Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi , Ph.D., joins ranks of EXPLO Advisors.

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Tags: Exploration Programs, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Yale, Exploring Education, Focus Programs, Mihaly Csikikszentmihalyi

The Experts Come to EXPLO

November 1, 2017

If at EXPLO we’re going to commit students to the task of exploring the world of people and ideas, we cannot expect that to happen in a bubble. Through the years, we have set to task creating partnerships with some of the most brilliant minds in academia and industry, drawing on their expertise and connecting them to our students. There are many ways that we do this, from subject-specific expert visits to bigger picture TED-style talks at Community Meetings to site visits with industry leaders.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Exploring Education, Yale Speakers

EXPLO Ambassadors: Insight on the Upcoming Summer

May 30, 2017

The EXPLO Ambassador Program is an exclusive leadership training initiative available to EXPLO alumni. Selected students arrive early at the program for Ambassador training, assist in helping acclimate new students to EXPLO, and develop and run a series of reflective initiatives throughout each session.

As seasoned veterans, we asked this year's EXPLO Ambassadors to share some insight with families about how to prepare — and what to expect — for the upcoming summer.

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Upcoming EXPLO Info Meeting: Livestream Event

April 28, 2017

On Monday, May 1st, at 6:30 p.m. ET, EXPLO will be hosting a virtual live-session info meeting for prospective and enrolled families. This virtual meeting is a great opportunity for families that live in more remote areas to ask questions and get a first-hand feel for our programs, right in the comfort of their own home. 

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Announcing: EXPLO at Yale's 2017 Guest Speakers

April 27, 2017

EXPLO is excited to announce some notable speakers who will be joining us throughout the summer on the campus of Yale University. These fascinating folks will feature during Community Meetings, as well as engage with students during related classes and workshops.

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Mindset Over Matter: Studio Team Takeaways from SXSWedu

April 11, 2017

Laser cutters. 3-D printers. Microcontrollers. Power tools. Basic requirements of a makerspace, right?

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Tags: Exploring Education, EXPLO Studio, SXSW, Critical Making, Professional Development

From Rare Books to Masterpiece Paintings, EXPLO at Yale has So Much in Store

April 3, 2017

At EXPLO, we like to say that when you come to EXPLO, you also come to Yale. But what does that mean for our students? Of course it's a wonderful opportunity to experience what it means to live and learn on the campus of one of the finest universities in the world. But beyond the prestige, the stained-glass windows, and the gargoyles (just look up!), Yale is rich in culture, history, and hospitality — and EXPLO at Yale students get to experience it firsthand. 

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