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September 2019

In Whitfield's World Language department, the primary emphasis of the French, Spanish, and Mandarin programs is oral proficiency. However, the language faculty also have the ongoing opportunity to develop Cultural Competence, one of Whitfield's six Habits of Mind and Heart, in our students. To practice their language skills while learning about other cultures, one of the year's first units in AP Spanish Language and Culture, focused on travel.
In Whitfield's Introduction to Drawing course, students engage in a variety of assignments that encourage the development of their technical skills and personal creative process. Recently, students completed the Sound Project, one of nine experiential drawing assignments that will provide them with alternative methods for creating. The purpose of these assignments is to initiate the process of learning to create without adhering to preconceived notions of how observation works. By training the eye, students learn to draw without bias, ultimately developing technical mastery.
This year, Whitfield's Honor Council is launching several initiatives designed to further strengthen the Whitfield community and deepen our students' understanding of the Honor Code and its practical applications.
In one of their first units this year, students in Whitfield's Field Studies used Sphero robots to model the coding and calculations needed to build a self-driving car. This kind of project exemplifies the coursework of this interdisciplinary, immersive science class that focuses on developing essential skills through project-based learning. Students strengthen their critical-thinking and problem-solving abilities as they identify and solve real-world problems.
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