GEMS World Academy Chicago makes it a priority to provide authentic learning experiences for students away from their classrooms. This commitment is part of our "city as campus" approach, which encourages students to use design thinking to create solutions for regional, national and even international challenges.
The fifth-graders at GEMS World Academy Chicago closed out their experience in the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program with an exhibition of projects that explored various aspects of environmental conflict.
Stephen Ritz, a decorated teacher, speaker and author, visited GEMS World Academy Chicago to talk about the success he’s had incorporating gardening and vegetable-growing into the curriculum at his public school in New York’s South Bronx.
Our first- and fifth-graders recently collaborated on a Field Study that had the younger students releasing trout into Lake Michigan and the older ones recording the release with a special underwater “remote operated vehicle.”