TECH IN EDUCATION: A TOOL FOR SELF-EXPRESSION

June 27, 2018

{Second in a 3-part series}

It wasn't that long ago that technology was seen as something that squashed, or at least hindered, creativity and...

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WHEN LEARNING INSPIRES STUDENTS TO TAKE ACTION

June 6, 2018

Taking action is one of the essential elements of the Primary Years Program, the first phase of the International Baccalaureate curriculum...

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WHY YOUNG LEARNERS SHOULD EXPLORE COMPLEX MATERIAL

May 18, 2018

"Symbiosis" is a word that few people would expect to hear a 3-year-old say, much less understand. At GEMS World Academy Chicago, an entire...

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THE LIBERAL ARTS CAN DRIVE SUCCESS IN A NETWORKED WORLD

April 23, 2018

According to a number of recent studies, more college-bound students are eschewing liberal arts majors like English and history for computer...

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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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