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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…

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A Virtual Eat Your Neighborhood Tour with Dave Odd

By Hiu To / April 25, 2020

The students in the Food For Thought class are investigating the guiding question, How are food systems shaped and how do they shape the world?. As a part of this…

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Morning Message: April 24, 2020

By Cabell King / April 24, 2020

As previously, I am sharing a theme and a short reflection. You are invited to reflect on this theme as well. A reply can be any length. You can send…

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Examining Policy with Connie Jordan

By Brent Mix / April 20, 2020

Juniors are taking a course called Policy. The first Unit, called “Legislate,” investigates the ways that policy happens through legislative bodies. For the most part, our curriculum focuses on the…

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Morning Message: April 10, 2020

By Cabell King / April 10, 2020

Last week I shared a “morning message” on Friday. This week I am sharing another brief reflection. This message is not explicitly school business, but an acknowledgment that education is…

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Assessment and Grading Policy

By GCE Lab School / April 10, 2020

Please refer to this document for polices regarding grading and assessment during Connected Learning at GCE Lab School. Open Asessment Policy

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Student and Family Health Guide

By GCE Lab School / April 10, 2020

Please refer to this guide for staying healthy and how to communicate issues concerning health with GCE Lab School. Open Student and Family Health Guide

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Earning Civic Engagement Credits during Connected Learning

By GCE Lab School / April 10, 2020

Please refer to this guide for earning and submitting Civic Engagement credits for the spring term. Open Civic Engagement Credits Guide

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Earning Health & Wellness Credits during Connected Learning

By GCE Lab School / April 10, 2020

Please refer to this guide for earning and submitting Health & Wellness credits for the spring term. Open Health & Wellness Credits Guide

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Morning Message: April 3, 2020

By Cabell King / April 3, 2020

The sudden shift to Online Connected Learning requires every school to look again at the curriculum. We are reminded that we can’t teach it all. I have read countless pieces…

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Education Will Endure: Our First Student Presentations in the Days of Distance Learning

By GCE Lab School / March 27, 2020
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Shortly after we closed our campus for COVID-19, our learning community came together to design an online version of Final Presentations, where ordinarily, students demonstrate what they’ve learned. It was…

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Winter Term Final Presentations now Online

By GCE Lab School / March 25, 2020

If you missed our first-ever totally virtual Final Presentations live, it’s now available to watch the recordings. Check out how our amazing students embraced a new experience and explore ideas…

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COVID-19: On the Eve of Remote Learning

By Cabell King / March 15, 2020

Dear GCE Community, Routinely, we call the GCE community a family. Isolated now in our respective homes, navigating this unfamiliar landscape, we remain invested in the wellbeing of our students and…

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Getting Physical and Philosophical with Jason Bender

By Brent Mix / March 13, 2020

Students in Who Am I? journeyed up to Andersonville’s Cheetah Gym to take an introductory jiu-jitsu class with Jason Bender of Bender Fitness. While the study of martial arts might seem miles…

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Philosophizing in the Modern World at New Acropolis

By Brent Mix / February 15, 2020

At GCE, our mission of connecting our studies to real-world situations and activities with a global focus finds quite a bit of overlap with New Acropolis, who define their work…

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Muraling Moody’s

By Hiu To / January 5, 2020

Students in the Drawing Lines course took a deep dive into public art during our three-week Civic term. Students in this course were challenged to define the seemingly simple term,…

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Spaces as Public Art at Design Museum of Chicago

By Hiu To / December 12, 2019

Students in Drawing Lines have been investigating the concept of placemaking specifically through art. So far in their investigation, they’ve looked at how public artworks may create places where people…

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Musing over Murals with Pilsen Public Art Tours

By Hiu To / December 10, 2019

The students in the Drawing Lines course have been examining the power of public art in educating and uniting a community. As a part of their investigation, they studied the…

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We’re In This Together

By Hiu To / December 1, 2019

GCE students can’t help but impress during Final Presentations. Students are challenged to share and demonstrate their learning from the term at each Final Presentation. With just a couple of…

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Bike Prototyping

By Hiu To / November 15, 2019

After weeks of learning from different experts in the field, the Juniors were ready to build the prototype of their original bike designs. Each group of students was given a…

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