TECH IN EDUCATION: 'RAW MATERIAL' FOR INNOVATION

April 3, 2018

{First in a series}

Technology has the potential to spark fundamental change in how students learn and how teachers teach.

As the U.S. Department...

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THE SCHOOL LIBRARY IS A HUB OF LEARNING, CREATIVITY AND COLLABORATION

March 16, 2018

This post was written by Johanna Schooley, librarian at GEMS World Academy Chicago. 

Gone are the days when the only educational connections/links...

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HOW STUDENT REFLECTION CAN BOOST LEARNING

February 22, 2018

Most of us can remember instances from our school days when we worked feverishly to complete assignments or projects by the due date. But after...

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SIX REASONS A DESIGN LAB IS ESSENTIAL FOR LEARNING

January 30, 2018

Walk into the Design & Innovation Lab at GEMS World Academy Chicago, and you'll likely find yourself gripped by the desire to make something.

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MOBILE LEARNING IS NOT JUST FOR STUDENTS

January 18, 2018

A foundational tenet of the mission at GEMS World Academy Chicago is that learning happens everywhere.

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CONNECTING WITH PEERS TO MAKE THE WORLD SMALLER

January 4, 2018

Read the news headlines on just about any given day, and the need for global education becomes clear. The social, political, economic and...

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EXPLORING THE ROLE OF ART IN PROPAGANDA 

December 15, 2017

Art as self-expression. Art as activism. Art as weapon.

A group of eighth-graders at GEMS World Academy Chicago recently explored the ways in...

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FROM A TO ZZZZZZ: WHY TEENS NEED MORE SLEEP

November 29, 2017

In a culture that treats sleep deprivation, exhaustion, and working to the point of physical and mental burnout as a badge of honor, making the...

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HOW UNITS OF STUDY 'TALK' IN THE IB CURRICULUM

November 14, 2017

Pre-K students at GEMS World Academy Chicago complete a unit on symbiosis, which revolves around the idea that humans and animals rely upon and...

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