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Northshore September 2015

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128 | SEPTEMBER 2015 in-depth PLACES with other schools and organiza- tions to hear what others are doing and to share what we are doing." Innovation in Partnerships involves outreach to other com- munities, internally across dis- ciplines and externally beyond the campus. The idea is to bring the best information about teach- ing and learning, culled from the various projects, and share it with others. Successful collaboration between Phillips' Math Depart- ment and the Khan Academy—a nonprofit, educational organiza- tion committed to presenting "a free world-class education for anyone anywhere" via the Inter- net—has resulted in the posting of almost 1,300 calculus problems for solvers worldwide. It's the first partnership for Khan Academy that drives a lot of core content, according to founder Sal Khan. Learning in the World builds on off-campus learning programs. Phillips Academy has a long history of faculty-led programs, according to Carmen Munoz- Fernandez, Spanish instructor and coordinator of the program. During the last academic year, 240 students have participated in im- mersion experiences. According to Munoz-Fernandez, "We wanted to emphasize that in these travels our students are learning from other cultures in contrast to 'touring' other cultures." "For us, it is also important to include all kinds of experiences and locations: global experiences like the ones in Brazil, China, and France, but also domestic [ones] like the American Civil Rights pro- gram and the New Mexico program as well as a local one in the city of Lawrence," says Munoz-Fernandez. A new program, Berlin Week, added in the spring, joined the Ger- photograph by Sarah Jordan McCaffery Precourt director of partnerships Eric Roland

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