Summer 2018 Brings The Annual Breakthrough Junior Challenge To EXPLO

May 11, 2018

Sometimes it just clicks and you realize you’ve grasped a revolutionary scientific theory, concept, or principle — but the moment someone asks you to explain it, you find yourself fumbling through the evidential definitions that were once clear to you just moments ago.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Teaching and Learning

Laurie Santos — Internationally-acclaimed Professor of Psychology + Cognitive Science — Joins the EXPLO Network

May 9, 2018

EXPLO is excited to welcome Laurie Santos, professor of psychology and cognitive sciences at Yale University, to our growing network of dynamic and innovative thought leaders.

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Tags: Exploration Programs, EXPLO at Yale, Yale Speakers, Summer Programs, Psychology + Neuroscience, Experts + Partners, Teaching and Learning

Host of NPR's "Only A Game", Bill Littlefield, to Join EXPLO's Growing Network

May 7, 2018

Bill Littlefield, whose voice alone is nationally recognized as host on NPR’s Only A Game, will join EXPLO on the Yale campus as a visiting professor-of-practice during summer 2018.

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Tags: Exploration Programs, Sports Management, EXPLO at Yale, Focus Programs, Experts + Partners

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

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

Celebrated Screenwriter J.V. Hart to Join EXPLO as Professor of Practice

March 26, 2018

With writing and producing credits including Steven Spielberg’s Hook, Francis Ford Coppola’s Bram Stoker’sDracula, and Brian Henson’s Muppet Treasure Island to his name, EXPLO welcomes acclaimed screenwriter J.V. Hart to campus in summer 2018.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, Experts + Partners

Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel to Join EXPLO as Inaugural Supreme Court Justice-in-Residence

March 26, 2018

EXPLO is pleased to announce its first Supreme Court Justice-in-Residence — Colorado Supreme Court Justice Richard Gabriel.

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Tags: EXPLO at Yale, 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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Tags: EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, EXPLO at Yale, Exploring Education

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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Tags: Exploration Programs, EXPLO at Wellesley, EXPLO at Wheaton, Video, EXPLO at Yale, Focus Programs, Summer Programs

Courage From EXPLO Leads Alum, Christopher Streat, to Intern With Trevor Noah

February 12, 2018

I was excited to recently learn that my summer colleague Christopher Streat has just started a prestigious internship working on The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. If you had been at EXPLO at Yale last summer, you would have seen how talented Christopher is on stage, leading community meetings in the Schubert Theatre, and act as a role model for students in improv and acting classes.

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Tags: Alumni News, EXPLO at Yale, Business of Entertainment

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