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Carrying Water @ The Chicago River

By Hiu To / October 4, 2020

Freshmen in the Water class visited the Chicago River to collect water. In the first unit of this STEAM course, students have been pursuing the guiding question, why is water so common yet so rare? . In their pursuit of an answer, students have been learning about the abundance of water found in living organisms…

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Book Club: Caste

By admin / October 1, 2020

The Book: CASTE The Origins of Our Discontent By Isabel Wilkerson — The Pulitzer Prize-winning, bestselling author of The Warmth of Other Suns examines the unspoken caste system that has shaped America and shows how our lives today are still defined by a hierarchy of human divisions. The Host: Ken Bigger Executive Director, Chicago Literary…

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Saturday High School Open House for Grades 9-12

By admin / July 16, 2020
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A Chicago high school experience that makes a world of difference. At Global Citizenship Experience Lab School, we’re preparing students to respond to the world’s biggest challenges through real-world, project-based learning that is engaging and relevant. What does that look like? We’re hosting students and families on November 14 to show you how. Join our…

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Fall High School Open House for Grades 9-12

By admin / July 16, 2020
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A Chicago high school experience that makes a world of difference. At Global Citizenship Experience Lab School, we’re preparing students to respond to the world’s biggest challenges through real-world, project-based learning that is engaging and relevant. What does that look like? We’re hosting students and families on October 6 to show you how. Explore our…

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Educator Workshop: Introduction to Project-Based Curriculum on Sustainability

By admin / July 8, 2020

A continuing education workshop teaching educators and administrators to engage students through project-based learning and issues challenging the sustainability of our world. LocationThis workshop will be hosted virtually via Zoom. DatesThursday, July 23 from 9 am Central (10 am Eastern) to 2 pm Central (3 pm Eastern)Friday, July 24 from 10 am to 3 pm…

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GCE & Newberry Soapbox Series

By Hiu To / July 2, 2020

In partnership with the Newberry Library, we are hosting a 3-part Soapbox Series that offers a platform for youth voices. This series is a lead-up to the main Newberry Bughouse 2020 event on Wednesday, July 22 where we will be hosting the Youth Soapbox. Every Monday leading up to the main event, a group of…

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GCE & Newberry Soapbox Series

By Hiu To / July 2, 2020

In partnership with the Newberry Library, we are hosting a 3-part Soapbox Series that offers a platform for youth voices. This series is a lead-up to the main Newberry Bughouse 2020 event on Wednesday, July 22 where we will be hosting the Youth Soapbox. Every Monday leading up to the main event, a group of…

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GCE & Newberry Soapbox Series

By Hiu To / July 2, 2020

In partnership with the Newberry Library, we are hosting a 3-part Soapbox Series that offers a platform for youth voices. This series is a lead-up to the main Newberry Bughouse 2020 event on Wednesday, July 22 where we will be hosting the Youth Soapbox. Every Monday leading up to the main event, a group of…

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Bughouse 2020 Youth Soapbox

By Hiu To / July 1, 2020

Exercise your First Amendment rights at the first-ever virtual Bughouse Square Youth Soapbox! This year, Bughouse Square—a historic epicenter of speechifying in Chicago—is wherever you are. Bughouse 2020, hosted by the Newberry Library will be held virtually on the afternoon of July 22. In partnership with the Newberry Library, we are hosting the Youth Soapbox.…

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Summer High School Open House for Grades 9-12

By admin / June 29, 2020
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A Chicago high school experience that makes a world of difference. At Global Citizenship Experience Lab School, we’re preparing students to respond to the world’s biggest challenges through real-world, project-based learning that is engaging and relevant. What does that look like? We’re hosting students and families on August 5 to show you how. Join our…

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Spring Term Final Presentations

By admin / June 8, 2020
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Before we celebrate the Class of 2020, we’re excited to invite our community to Spring Term Final Presentations. Together, we will witness Snapshots of Joy from an incredible group of students concluding a truly unforgettable school year. Spring Term Final Presentations will be online and accessible to our community. Visit our online event program for…

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You are part of this mission with us.

By Cabell King / June 2, 2020

Dear Families and Friends of GCE Lab School, This morning, Technology Director Marcus Duncan shared with me the above photo of the Apple Store at North and Clybourn—just a block north of our school building. It is a striking image. Designed as a building without walls, representing access and innovation, the monolith is now sealed…

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Student Virtual Coffee Hour

By GCE Lab School / May 27, 2020

Grab a cup of coffee or a bubble tea and join our current students on Wednesday, June 24th. Ask questions about our students’ experience and learn why they chose to attend GCE Lab School. We’ll also discuss our approach to Online Connected Learning and how we’re keeping our students engaged while supporting our community during…

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Faculty Virtual Coffee Hour

By GCE Lab School / May 27, 2020

Grab a cup of coffee and join members of the GCE Lab School faculty on Tuesday, June 16. Ask questions about how our faculty use our project-based curriculum and real-world field experiences to prepare students for challenges of tomorrow, and our response to Online Connected Learning. We’ll also discuss how we’re keeping students engaged and…

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Parent Virtual Coffee Hour

By GCE Lab School / May 27, 2020

Grab a cup of coffee or a cocktail and join our current parents on Thursday, June 18th. Ask questions about our parents’ experience and why they chose GCE Lab School for their students. We’ll also discuss our approach to Online Connected Learning and how we’re keeping our students engaged while supporting our community during the…

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Head of School Virtual Coffee Hour

By GCE Lab School / May 27, 2020

Grab a cup of coffee or lunch and join our Head of School, Cabell King, on Thursday, June 11th. Ask questions about GCE Lab School’s interdisciplinary, project-based curriculum and real-world field experiences, how we’re preparing students to address the challenges of tomorrow, and our response to Online Connected Learning. We’ll also discuss how we’re keeping…

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Graduation: Class of 2020

By Hiu To / May 26, 2020

Class of 2020 Graduation We are proud to share that we will celebrate the accomplishments of the Class of 2020 with a drive-in ceremony on Wednesday, June 10 from 5 PM–6 PM. Graduates and their immediate family are invited to drive into the Menomonee Club’s parking lot to take part in a socially-distanced celebration. We…

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Get Your 2019-2020 Yearbook!

By GCE Lab School / May 24, 2020

The 2019-2020 GCE Yearbook is off to the press and we can’t wait to share it with our community. We made a lot of memories this year and the yearbook is a great way to celebrate each student’s contributions. We are working hard to ensure that every student receives a yearbook at little to no…

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Exploring the Journey of Coffee with Metropolis Coffee

By Brent Mix / May 11, 2020

For the past two years, students in the Food For Thought class have visited the Metropolis Coffee Company’s roastery to learn about the life of the Coffee plant. They’ve toured the state-of-the-art roastery and gotten a behind-the-scenes look at each step of the process. Metropolis is dedicated to serving a stellar cup of coffee, but…

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Spring High School Open House for Grades 9-12

By admin / April 28, 2020
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A Chicago high school experience that makes a world of difference. At Global Citizenship Experience Lab School, students learn in a totally unique, project-based environment that allows them to truly experience learning by connecting academics to real-world scenarios. What does that look like? We’re hosting students and families on May 9 to show you how.…

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