Meet Colton, one of the newest students at Sora. We sat down with him to hear about how his first academic cycle went, what learning expeditions he took, and what advice he has for students considering Sora.
Go inside the classroom of Amberleigh Ray’s expedition titled “Microscopic Art,” which is designed to merge art with cell biology. The expedition tasked students with visually recreating a eukaryotic cell (the type of cells found in animals), and gave students even more creative license to allow science to influence the art.
What does it mean to design accessible products? Sora Alum Hannah Higgins discusses the STEM and humanities skills that go into inclusive design.
Alexa Martinez’s interests cannot be put into a neat box. The Math and Statistics Major at Coastal Carolina University recently won second place in a school-wide competition for her essay on how the “banking model” of education, coined by Brazilian thinker Paulo Freire, impedes class consciousness— an idea that is spelled out in the popular book Pedagogy of the Oppressed. I sat down with the Sora alum to see what she’s up to now, how Math & Statistics relate to the humanities, and how Sora prepared her for college.
What is democratic education? Aria, Simon, and John discuss their experiences attending a school that embraces this philosophy onstage at SXSW EDU in Austin, Texas.
Creating something new is hard. Not only do you have to recognize a problem, but you need to persevere through the problem solving process which can take many rounds of iteration and is usually frustrating. At Sora, we believe that encouraging curiosity and interdisciplinary thinking makes for a stronger creative Read more…