R.E.D. Block Seminars

R.E.D. (Reflect. Explore. Do.) Block is the central strand of the Institute’s programs. This afternoon block of time features offerings designed around deep-thinking, exploration, and creative problem solving.
Our aim is that every student will be involved in activities that foster resilience, promote healthy risk-taking, nourish passions, nurture curiosity, and promote purposefulness.
 
In the ninth grade, the R.E.D. Block Seminars will build foundational understandings in key areas, with master teachers at the helm: Purpose, Ethics, Power Systems, and Engaged Citizenship. There will be a culminating project exploring the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the ways in which each of us can “think globally and act locally.”
 
In the 10th and 11th grades, students will work with tenets of leadership and entrepreneurship through multi-faceted R.E.D. Block Seminars they choose to take, including:
 
  • Creative Activism and International Women’s Health
  • Improv Through Listening and Empathy
  • Debate: Public Speaking and the Pursuit of Justice
  • The Perfect Meal: What We Eat and Why it Matters
  • Creative Innovation: For When "There's Got to be a Better Way"
  • Social Justice and Installation Art
Students work in small groups to research and refine solutions that respond to a specific need they have identified in the world.