CCDX is an experiential learning week that takes place every March. Offering developmentally appropriate courses for all students, CCDX Week promotes learning through exploration. From playing and designing games and puzzles, to imagining cities and addressing their problems, to diving into canoe building, the arts, or global cultures, and to grappling with technology's ethical challenges, students from the ECC through the Upper School explored their interests and engaged in meaningful learning. CCDX Week offered dozens of course options for the students to select from, based on their own passions and interests.
Upper School students in CCDX Urban Development and Affordable Housing visited City Hall to meet with Council Member Reggie Harris. First graders immersed themselves in coding for the first time during CCDX Specials. Kindergarten students learned about tools and safety, made wire sculptures, and took electronics apart - engineers in the making! Middle School students worked together to build canoes. From assembling the frame to coating the paddles, students were hands on every step of the way. Middle School students learned different techniques for baking and running a small business in CCDX Cupcake Wars. Fourth graders spent CCDX Week preparing for their production of Petra's Problem. CCDX Week at the ECC was all about mud; our littlest learners planted seeds, made fossils, and experienced the pure joy of squishing around in a muddy puddle. On the CCDX service trip to Costa Rica, Upper School students worked with local villagers on a variety of projects, including building shelves at the volcano national park and clearing an area for tree planting. Some fruit trees will help families become more self-sufficient; others are native plants needed to attract bees and other insect species. And so much more!
Click here to view pictures and videos from the week. You can also visit this page, which was created by Middle School students in the Country Day Enquirer CCDX course. Throughout CCDX Week, students and faculty engaged in innovative learning and teaching - the hallmark of a Country Day education. The week culminated with CCDXFest at the Lower School and Middle School - a chance for the students to showcase the efforts of the week - as well as performances.