Most of us have had at least one amazing teacher in our lives – a person who opened our minds and ushered us into a larger world. The second annual Global Teacher Prize campaign will help recognize teachers having that same kind of impact on students today.
Art can elicit strong, and very different, reactions in people. That's why the fifth-graders at GEMS World Academy – Chicago discussed works of art as part of an inquiry into conflict and how to resolve it.
GEMS World Academy-Chicago’s own Thomas Steele-Maley, the school’s director of technology and innovation, recently appeared on the list of 100 Most Social K-12 Tech Leaders on Twitter, as compiled by the Huffington Post.
Using social media, the web and old-fashioned pavement-pounding, the sixth grade at GEMS World Academy-Chicago has raised more than $4,300 for Water for South Sudan, a nonprofit organization that drills wells in villages with little or no access to clean water.