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Exciting things to come for GCE Lab School and Dreams For Kids

By GCE Lab School

GCE is incredibly honored and thrilled to help Dreams For Kids keep the dream alive. For 31 years, Dreams For Kids has touched the lives of over 75,000 kids and…

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Investigating Budō with Jason Bender

By Brent Mix

Students in Who Am I? took a virtual introductory jiu-jitsu class with Jason Bender of Bender Fitness. While the study of martial arts might seem miles away from our course on…

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The Gift of Snow

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On Monday evening, Chicago received its first major winter storm of the season. The first significant snow is an occasion to observe the calm of slowed traffic and muffled sounds. So…

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Light/No Light: Experimenting with Pinhole Cameras

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm

The Juniors in Light, Sound, and Time investigated the guiding question: What would life look like without light?. They studied camera exposure to better understand how the human eye reacts…

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Implicit Bias—with Tiffany Harper

By GCE Lab School

A corporate lawyer by day and nonprofit founder by night, Tiffany brought great energy to the virtual Soapbox. As the granddaughter of a cotton picker who graduated from an Ivy…

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Social Impact Entertainment—with Michael Dolan

By GCE Lab School

On Tuesday, January 16, we welcomed award-winning producer and creative development director Michael Dolan to the virtual Soapbox. Michael joined us to talk about “Social Impact Entertainment” and how young…

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Women & Work—with Suzanne Muchin

By GCE Lab School

Suzanne brought with her a meaty list of accomplishments and experiences to the Soapbox. Speaking out on workplace equality, her pointy point of view posited that: The Future of Work…

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The Patriotism We Need—with Benjamin Railton

By GCE Lab School

Just a day after the assault on our capitol, we welcomed to our first Soapbox of 2021 professor and author Benjamin Railton. Benjamin has written extensively about the identity of America, Americans,…

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For the Promise of Our Nation

By GCE Lab School

We are saddened by the events of January 6th, 2021. We condemn both the sedition that led to the incursion on Capitol Hill and the assault itself. The imbalance of…

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GCE’s P.I.E. Program Connects Students to Professional Opportunities

By GCE Lab School

GCE’s Professional Immersion Experience (PIE) program allows students to experience a work environment aligned with their interests over a three-week intensive placement period. The program gives students an opportunity for…

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How can music make a positive impact on my neighborhood?

By GCE Lab School

Students in the Music That Matters course investigated music as a language and how it’s attachment to people, history, and politics can teach, inspire, and ignite us. Throughout the course,…

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What does peace look like in your community?

By GCE Lab School

In Global Peace, students investigate Gandhi’s four principles of nonviolent movement building and their place in our society today. Through conflict mapping, historical analysis, film critiquing, and evaluating nonviolent protest…

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How can puppets change the way we communicate?

By GCE Lab School

The stories that shape our lives and understanding of the world manifest themselves in a variety of forms. For the Civic Term of the 2020-21 school year, the A Show…

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Discovering the Art of the Shadow with Manual Cinema

By Hiu To

In this workshop, students in the A Show of Hands class explored the possibilities and craft of performant storytelling. Artists from Manual Cinema exposed the multitude of layers that go…

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Discovering a Community of Puppets at Nasty, Brutish & Short

By Hiu To

The students in the A Show of Hands class are taking a deep dive into the world of puppetry. They are investigating how puppets have been used to pass down…

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Fall Term Final Presentations

By GCE Lab School

The conclusion of the Fall Term serves as a reminder of why teaching academics through relevant, real-world experiences is an important step forward into an uncertain future. With the freshness…

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Electrifying Bikes at Earth Rider Cycling

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm

Juniors in Design & Engineering visited Earth Rider, a full-service, woman-owned bike shop to learn from store-owner and bike expert, Sharon. Sharon is a League Cycling Instructor and a certified…

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Experiencing Visual Rhetoric at the Living Memorial in Marquette Park

By Brent Mix

Juniors in the Rhetoric class have been pursuing the guiding question, “How does rhetoric inspire and mobilize?” Specifically, students are asked to consider how original artwork can speak out on…

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Political Reporting in the Age of Technology and Social Media—with Ryan Teague Beckwith

By GCE Lab School

Seasoned journalist Ryan Teague Beckwith stepped up to the Soapbox just a week before the presidential election. With experience writing for Time, Bloomberg News, and the Washington Examiner, he shared…

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Better Design with Greater Good Studio

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm

Juniors in Design & Engineering are pursuing the guiding question, How does the design process impact product and experience?. The students are investigating the design of gardening tools, and the…

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