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D3 @PSP Peace Out & Timberwolves!

D3 @PSP was really exciting this week! On Tuesday the teens completed TWO peace posters in one day. A full house split into boys and girls teams to plan and paint, but both show peace as a process – a cycle people must be involved in to make the world a clean, healthy environment. The […]

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Back From Break at C:/dags

This week at C:/dags, 9th grade students in Mr. Velazques’s math class continue to learn the basics of HTML coding.  They now know how to manipulate text and images, and are getting accustomed to the language of the web!  We hope to leverage these valuable skills in future D3 projects.  Imagine the possibilities!  

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Cars, Chemistry, and Coding

Today at C:/dags we stopped into conduct post-project reflections with teachers who just wrapped up D3 projects with their class. Mr. Garcia’s balloon powered car project ended on a high note with a competition that would students’ final designs to the test.  After winners were crowned, a discussion was held to understand the successful aspects […]

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Halloween at C:/dags

In addition to many style points being awarded for clever costumes, this week at C:/dags was marked by the continued development of design projects in Ms. Lamar’s and Mr. Orozco’s geometry classes, as well as collaborative planning sessions with other teachers.  As we observed, documented and assisted design teams with their hallway installations, we were […]

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D3 X Geometry

C:/dags students continue to make progress on several math-based D3 projects.  Mr. Orozco’s 10th Grade Geometry class have been working in teams on visual designs that incorporate geometry concepts and school identity.  D3 facilitators stopped in to offer feedback and demonstrate visual principles in preparation for the final versions of their designs which will be […]

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C:/dags Projects Underway

This week at C:/dags was jam packed with activity as teachers continue to develop, as well as impliment their design-based projects with students.  D3 facilitators stopped in in Mrs. Lamar’s 6th period class to provide real-time feedback to student design teams on the development of their projects.  The goal of the project is to use […]

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Nightingale TRASHformation Team Sets the Nighthawk Free!

The Nightingale TRASHformation team came together last month to unveil the Nighthawk they created from campus waste with local group Ruckus Roots.  At the time of our last update, the team had begun building the body for the bird, and was starting to test out different materials for its head and beak.  After some trial […]

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Students Work with the Community to Promote Cycling on Ride to School Day 2013

Nightingale Cyclists teamed up with the local cycling community once again this May.  This time their goal was to encourage more students to celebrate Ride to School Day by holding an after school festival on the national holiday.  Students who rode to school that day were rewarded with a free snack and an extra chance […]

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Inner-City Hues

Students at C:/dags have been using the D3 process to help them generate content for a new community-based project in collaboration with Inner City Arts.  The goal of the project will be to transform an abandoned and dilapidated local church into a canvas for teen-created murals.  Students from C:/dags will be in charge of transforming […]

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Harlem Shake Comes to Nightingale Middle School To Bring Students Together to Share School Pride

As the Harlem Shake has been shaking offices and classes around the nation, a group of students wanted to bring some of that fun to lunchtime at Nightingale.  They teamed up with local student director and producer Danielle from Highland Park High School and brainstormed how to make it happen.  After setting a date, these […]

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