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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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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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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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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DRAWING POWER: GRAPHIC NOVELS AS 'GATEWAYS TO LITERACY'

July 10, 2017

Parents and educators can find it challenging to get children of all ages motivated and excited about reading, especially in the digital age. A...

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THE SKILLS TODAY'S STUDENTS NEED TO BE LEADERS TOMORROW

June 20, 2017

Every year, global finance company Bloomberg conducts an exhaustive survey of recruiters to find out what skills are most in demand by employers,...

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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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HOW GAMES CAN HONE SKILLS AND SPARK DISCOVERY

January 26, 2017

GEMS Middle School math teacher Richard Getzel writes this blog post about how the use of games in math class can help students master math...

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