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High School Information Session for Grades 9-12

By GCE Lab School / May 2, 2021
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Join us to learn more about GCE Lab School’s real-world, project-based curriculum and field experiences.

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High School Information Session for Grades 9-12

By GCE Lab School / May 2, 2021
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Join us to learn more about GCE Lab School’s real-world, project-based curriculum and field experiences.

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Closing the Loop at Plant Chicago

By Hiu To / April 23, 2021

First-year students in the Food For Thought and Food class embarked on a cross-curricular Field Experience to Plant Chicago. Education Manager, Rock Evans gave the students a tour of the…

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Tasting coffee’s origins with Metropolis Coffee!

By Brent Mix / April 16, 2021

The Food For Thought course re-directs our investigations from the interior of the self back into the world that formed our selves, with particular focus on the way our food…

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Investigating Budō with Jason Bender

By Brent Mix / January 27, 2021

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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Spring High School Open House for Grades 9-12

By GCE Lab School / January 3, 2021
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Join us to learn more about GCE Lab School’s curriculum, field experiences, and response to COVID-19.

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Electrifying Bikes at Earth Rider Cycling

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / November 2, 2020

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 / November 2, 2020

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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Better Design with Greater Good Studio

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 27, 2020

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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Investigating the Language of Resistance with Ugo Okere

By Brent Mix / October 22, 2020

I first became aware of Ugo Okere when he was a candidate for Alderman in my Ward, the 40th. In the fall of 2018, Ugo ran as a very young (22)…

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Rapid Prototyping with The James Dyson Foundation

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 20, 2020

Students in Design & Engineering received a virtual visit from a couple of experts from the James Dyson Foundation. We have a longstanding partnership with the Dyson Foundation, and we…

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Physics in the Garden at Home Depot

By Adam Cohen-Leadholm / October 4, 2020

Juniors in the Design & Engineering class talked to experts from the gardening department at Home Depot to investigate the physics of gardening tools. In the first unit of this…

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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…

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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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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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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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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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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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GCE Family Game Night Trivia

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June 22, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
GCE Ping Tom Park

Day of Service: Pitch in for the Parks

July 8, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States

GCE Family Game Night Trivia

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July 20, 2021 @ 5:30 pm - 6:30 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
GCE Ping Tom Park

Day of Service: Pitch in for the Parks

September 11, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States
GCE Ping Tom Park

Day of Service: Pitch in for the Parks

October 16, 2021 @ 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm CDT
9 West Washington
Chicago, IL 60602 United States