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Rapid Prototyping with The James Dyson Foundation

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / November 7, 2019

Students in Design & Engineering received a visit from a team of designers and engineers from the James Dyson Foundation. We have a longstanding partnership with the Dyson Foundation, and…

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Cooking to Impress

By Hiu To / November 7, 2019

Our students knocked out another month of delicious meals for community lunch. Hiu’s advisory experimented with Asian flavors and delivered dishes with spice, acidity, and umami. They served up bahn…

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Fresh with a pH

By Hiu To / November 7, 2019
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The Freshmen in the Water class are studying the water cycle. In the process, students learned that infiltration is an important part of the cycle because as the water passes…

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Envisioning the Future of Bicycles at Earth Rider

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / November 7, 2019

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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WorldChicago Youth Ambassadors

By Hiu To / November 3, 2019

WorldChicago Youth Ambassadors from France, Martinique, and Guadeloupe spent the day with us to experience learning like GCE students. WorldChicago facilitates collaboration between people from all over the world to advance…

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Working with Bikes at Working Bikes

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / November 3, 2019

Juniors in Design & Engineering met with Anna, the volunteer coordinator at Working Bikes in Pilsen to learn about the anatomy and the mechanics of bikes. In the second unit…

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Hit Me With Your Best Shot

By Hiu To / October 25, 2019

Students in the Journalism class have been investigating the power of a photograph. Specifically, they have been pursuing the question, “How does photojournalism help you see the world?”. As a…

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Better Design at the Greater Good Studio

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 25, 2019

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

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It’s Homecoming, It’s Halloween…

By Hiu To / October 21, 2019

It’s the Homecoming Halloween Dance! The first event put on by our newly established Arts, Culture, and Events leadership group was an absolute success. The team of students along with…

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A Month of Lunches

By Hiu To / October 7, 2019

The students in Sharon’s advisory bravely stepped up to the challenge of cooking the first month of lunches in our new and improved community lunch program. Under the guidance of…

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The Ins and Outs of Collaging

By Hiu To / October 7, 2019

In the first unit of the Population course entitled In/Out, students pursued the guiding question, Where do we fit in?. In this unit, students investigated what and who is included…

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Carrying Water @ The Chicago River

By Hiu To / September 29, 2019

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…

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Youth Climate Strike

By Hiu To / September 29, 2019

A group of GCE students participated in the Global Climate Strike on September 20th. Between September 20- September 27, 7.6 million people took to the streets to strike for climate…

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Studying the Chicago River on a Water Taxi

By Hiu To / September 29, 2019

In the first Unit of the Water class, the Freshmen have been pursuing the guiding question, Why is water so common yet so rare?. As a part of their investigation,…

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Investigating the Economics of Rideshare at the Chicago Lyft Hub

By Hiu To / September 29, 2019

The Seniors in the Economics course have been investigating the guiding question, How do we make choices in a world of limited resources and limited time?. In the course, students…

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Creation Stories with Lily Be

By GCE Lab School / September 16, 2019

In the first unit of the Stories course, Creation, students explored stories from a variety of cultures that try to provide answers to the questions: Why does the world exist?,…

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These Hands are Made for Tilling…

By Hiu To / September 15, 2019

The Juniors in the Design and Engineering class are addressing the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) number 9 by examining the guiding question, How does the design process impact…

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Meeting Human Needs at Lincoln Park Community Service

By Brent Mix / September 15, 2019

Unit I of SDGs & You is entitled Access, and it asks students to investigate the first, second, and fourth Sustainable Development Goals: No Poverty, No Hunger, and Quality Education (respectively).…

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We Dune’d it Up!

By Hiu To / August 28, 2019

We kicked off the 2019- 2020 school year with an epic orientation trip to the Indiana Dunes State Park. We were thrilled to spend the weekend with a group of…

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Step 1: Speak Up!

By Hiu To / August 5, 2019

GCE Lab School students in partnership with the Newberry Library organized and hosted this year’s Youth Soapbox Debates as a part of Newberry’s Annual Bughouse Square Debates. This is our…

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