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Project-based learning at City Farm in Chicago

Sustainability @ City Farm

By admin / October 14, 2015

Why? In unit 3 of the MDGs & You course, students are studying Millennium Development Goals 6, 7, and 8. On their trip to City Farm, students focused on MDG…

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GCE at University of Chicago Race for Kids

Racing for the Kids

By admin / October 10, 2015

GCE represented at the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s RBC Race for the Kids. Students, parents, and teachers woke up early on a Sunday morning to help make a…

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Physics of Tools @ Home Depot

The Physics of Tools @ Home Depot

By admin / September 18, 2015

Why? We are studying tools, specifically the difference between mediocre gardening tools and great gardening tools so that we can then design our own. How? We will be talking to…

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Project-based Design & Engineering Project

Design Thinking @ gravity tank

By admin / September 10, 2015

What? This term we are studying design, and how to make things better. The purpose of this FE is to io introduce the class to professional designers, and to get…

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Investigative Reporting @ Invisible Institute

By admin / September 10, 2015

Why? The Invisible Institute is a journalistic organization operating on the city’s south side that seeks to not only report news, but also to inspire dialogue. In this sense, it…

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MakerLab

Maker Lab Construction has Begun!

By admin / August 12, 2015

Check out the designed space here.

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Congratulations Seniors

By admin / June 23, 2015

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Art Museum FE

Mark Your Calendars for Winter Term Final Presentations

By admin / March 19, 2015

Join us for another opportunity to learn with our students on Thursday, March 26th at 10:30am at GCE Lab School. Final Presentations are both fun and inspiring. They are led…

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Ollywood

Podcast Movie Analyses- An Ollywood Online Installation

By admin / January 26, 2015

For the Ollywood Elective Course, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How can you critique the elements of film post-production? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: “National Public…

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Ollywood

Video Movie Critiques—An Ollywood Online Installation

By admin / January 26, 2015

For the Ollywood Elective Course, GCE students investigated the following guiding question: How can you critique the elements of film production? Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: “At the…

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Looking Forward to the new school year

Looking Forward: 2015

By admin / December 21, 2014

Holiday happenings turn our eyes toward 2015, but they are also a great time to reflect on the year. Most importantly, we want to say thank you for supporting GCE…

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Fall Term Reflection

By admin / November 11, 2014

On Thursday, October 30th GCE Lab School students and staff hosted Fall Term Final Presentations. Nearly 80 friends of GCE from across the city came together to learn with students…

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The Meanings of Life – a Journalism Online Installation

By admin / February 1, 2014
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For the first Journalism Action Project, GCE Seniors investigated the following guiding question: What’s the meaning of life… in 1000 words & 1 photo? Here’s the scenario students were challenged…

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Elective Courses – Online Installation

By admin / October 31, 2013

Welcome to the Elective term! This is the time when all grade-cohorts get mixed, according to the interests, passions (and credit needs) of students. 🙂 That’s also an opportunity for…

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Evolution Zoo – a Population Online Installation

By admin / October 16, 2013
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For the second Population Action Project, GCE Sophomore students investigated the following guiding question: How can you portray the evolution of a species?   Here’s the scenario students were challenged with:…

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Designing Better Tools – Online Installation

By admin / October 3, 2013
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For the first Design & Engineering Action Project, GCE Junior students investigated the following guiding question: How do we make better tools?  Here’s the scenario students were challenged with: Garden…

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reading

Reading Lists Installation – Using GoodReads as a School

By admin / September 23, 2013

Visualize a reading list.  Think of the many lines in a bibliography of a syllabus: you need to locate a book, and there are too many lines…  At C2 Labs,…

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