HELPING YOUNG PEOPLE IDENTIFY 'FAKE NEWS'

May 23, 2017

The phenomenon of "fake news," while not new, became a popular topic of conversation during the 2016 presidential campaign, when numerous...

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FOCUS ON A TRANSDISCIPLINARY UNIT: ACCESSIBILITY

May 4, 2017

A key component of the academic program at GEMS World Academy Chicago is that we tie disciplines together in our daily inquiries. This...

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WHY FEEDBACK FROM PEERS HELPS STUDENTS LEARN

April 26, 2017

Peer feedback — students offering constructive critiques of each other's work   is a key component of the learning process at many schools....
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Q-AND-A WITH SCIENCE 'NERD' KYLE HILL

April 3, 2017

Science writer and Internet personality Kyle Hill has cultivated a devoted following by exploring the connection between science and pop culture....

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WHY WE TEACH WRITING IN THE AGE OF TWITTER AND SNAPCHAT

March 24, 2017

At a time when so much information is shared via video content, hashtags or 140-character posts, it might seem that schools should devote less...
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PARTNERING IN THE EFFORT TO CREATE AND INNOVATE

March 16, 2017

A group of teachers from GEMS World Academy Chicago recently visited Carnegie Mellon University's CREATE Lab, which deploys robotics in an effort...

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RECESS AS A TOOL FOR GROWING AND LEARNING

March 8, 2017

Recess is often viewed as the time when students take a break from the learning they do in school. But reseach shows that in fact, recess is...

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THE 'STEAM' CONCEPTS BEHIND OUR NATIONAL PASTIME

February 21, 2017

The Chicago White Sox, the world champion Chicago Cubs and every other Major League Baseball team have reported to Spring Training, which means...

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STUDENT REPORT CARDS: GOING BEYOND THE A,B,Cs

February 7, 2017

For generations, we have accepted letter grades like A, B, and C as fair and accurate measures of student performance. But a number of schools,...
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