Winter Term Student Survey: Say What?

Please take the time to fill in the winter-term survey, because your voice matters.  We take feedback seriously, since our courses keep improving because of feedback from students & teachers.  
As you complete your survey, don’t forget to click on the SUBMIT button at the end (and to click on the option “Send me a copy of my responses“, for backup).

NOTE: If you can’t see the survey below, please log into your email.

Final Presentations & Albany Park Theater Project

Dear Friends:

Two exciting events to schedule on your calendars!

Final Presentations 2.27.14 @ 10:30am.

FEBRUARY 27, 10:30-noon. 
RSVP to Kim Campos please or by phone: 312.643.0991.
Watch the video from spring 2012 to get a sense of how Final Presentations became such a profound activity for our students.

GCE Student, Justin Martinez, and the Albany Park Theater Project @ the Goodman!


We are proud to support Justin Martinez and the “Albany Park Theater Project’s ‘astonishing and exquisitely honed youth ensemble’ (Chicago Sun-Times) brings its reputation for emotional honesty and imaginative theatricality to this exploration of what it means to be human and how we learn to love.”
Justin and company present a theater and dance show that tells a great story of how love can bloom even in a life of darkness. The story is called God’s Work and it is an original production created by the Albany Park Theater Project — the impetus behind Justin spending time out of school creating art.
On behalf of Justin and the APTP, we ask for your support of this professional youth theater company.

Purchase tickets from the the Goodman: http://www.goodmantheatre.org/season/Gods-Work/ 

Something fun and suprising

Look what happens AFTER school at GCE. Students and teachers learning together…very cool.
Thank you

Dynamic & Reflective Student Work

Dear GCE family & friends:

One simple and surprising way to warm up from this frigid cold is to learn about GCE by visiting GCE Voices, our Online Installations (OnIn) of student work. Each post features a guiding question, real-world scenario, and common core standards reference. Our students tell the story of their learning through scaffolded projects, integrating fundamental skill development with passion and experimentation.

Based on your preference, and your time available, please enjoy the Student Installations below; we invite you to leave comments and share with your friends!

We are also excited to share GCE Lab School’s hybrid model that will be offered for our Juniors & Seniors beginning in the fall, 2014. There is much more to share about this innovative opportunity for students whose high school education prepares them for life beyond school. GCE families, we will be inviting students to apply to serve on the Steering Committee throughout the spring.

Without further ado, please dive in:

GCE Voices
JR STEM — Light & Sound — Who says you need to buy a camera?

SO Humanities — Forbidden Books — How may I become a gadfly?

SR Humanities — Journalism — What’s the meaning of life… in a thousand words & 1 photo?

Elective — 82 — Why do cities that pursue professional franchises become battlegrounds for competing interests?

Winter Courses 2014