Faculty Reflection: Urban Research and Design

Students in Urban Research and Design spent the first two trimesters exploring the built environment. In February, they presented their work to the community through interactive events in East Liberty and on the North Side. Dr. Michael Naragon, history and social studies department chair and instructor for this course, reflects on the presentations. 

Weekly Update – February 15, 2018

Lower School students are celebrating engineering week with a new project in collaboration with Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse. Check it out.

Weekly Update – February 9, 2018

This week. we had the privilege of talking to an alumnus working with Disney Parks & Resorts. Learn more and see what else our students did last week.

Weekly Update – January 26, 2018

Our sixth graders participated in workshop with a local illustrator to prepare them for the creation of their own graphic stories while our Upper School students tested their interactive program at the Children’s Museum of Pittsburgh.

Resources for Integrating Community-Based Learning Into Your Classroom

At Winchester Thurston we believe that innovative programming is what keeps our students engaged year after year. City as Our Campus provides real-world learning by connecting students to their communities. In today’s world, classrooms aren’t the only place where learning takes place. Libraries, museums, businesses, and even the digital space have a place in the modern learning ecosystem.

Weekly Update – January 19, 2018

Multiple photography projects launch this week in visual arts and English classes, including the opportunity to work with a Pulitzer Prize winning photography.