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GEMS World Academy Chicago: Happenings

  • Visit from Reshma Saujani

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  • Chicago Ideas Week 2017

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  • Trout release Field Study

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  • Middle School Fashion Show

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  • Student reflections on Access Living

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  • Talking about disability

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  • Eighth-grade rap battle

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  • GEMS Holiday Video 2016

    2016 Holiday Slideshow 4

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  • Mike Byster demonstrates math skills for Middle School

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  • Civil rights attorney talks about fair housing

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  • Carol Moseley Braun visits GEMS

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  • Kim Wargo reads with junior kindergarten

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  • Kim Wargo speaks to the faculty

    Kim Wargo speaks to faculty and staff

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  • A visit from "raptivist" Joey FineRhyme

    Local “raptivist” Joey FineRhyme raps to our third-graders about creating social change

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  • First-graders sing about accessibility

    GEMS first-graders sing about the importance of accessibility in design and architecture

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GEMS World Academy Chicago: Leadership

  • Being a GEMS administrator and a GEMS parent

    Director of Admissions Delphine Lenoir on being both a GEMS administrator and a parent

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  • Bringing design principles to the study of math and science

    Director of Technology and Innovation Thomas Steele-Maley discusses the blending of design principle

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  • Differentiated instruction at GEMS

    Curriculum Coordinator Eila Kvaran talks about differentiated instruction

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  • Gathering data out in the field

    Director of Technology and Innovation Thomas Steele-Maley on students’ use of iPads to gather field

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  • How GEMS monitors student achievement

    Curriculum Coordinator Eila Kvaran on how student achievement is observed

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  • How GEMS uses the city of Chicago

    Associate Head of School Andrew Slater discusses how GEMS uses the city of Chicago

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  • How the faculty supports GEMS students

    Learning specialists Michael Taback and Robert Wood discuss how students are supported at GEMS

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  • How we connect to other GEMS schools

    Director of Technology and Innovation Thomas Steele-Maley and Technology Coordinator Peg Keiner desc

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  • Our unique approach to technology

    Director of Technology and Innovation Thomas Steele-Maley and Technology Coordinator Peg Keiner talk

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  • The collaborative spirit among GEMS teachers

    Michael Taback and Robert Wood on how teachers work together

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  • The difference between Field Studies and field trips

    Director of Technology and Innovation Thomas Steele-Maley explains the difference between our Field

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  • The importance of parental involvement

    Director of Admissions Delphine Lenoir talks about parent involvement at GEMS

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  • Using technology outside the classroom

    Director of Technology and Innovation Thomas Steele-Maley and Technology Coordinator Peg Keiner on h

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  • What is the PYP?

    Curriculum Coordinator Eila Kvaran defines the Primary Years Program

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  • What makes GEMS different

    Associate Head of School Andrew Slater discusses what makes our school different

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GEMS World Academy Chicago: Faculty & Curriculum

  • Overview of the IB Middle Years Program

    Overview of the IB Middle Years Program

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  • Connections between art and science/design

    Art teacher Elysia Sheehan on the connections between art and science/design at GEMS

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  • Developing life skills in Middle School

    Middle School teacher Jay Annadurai on the skills developed during the recent Educating for Sustaina

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  • Early-childhood learning at GEMS

    GEMS World Academy-Chicago Happenings

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  • How "advisory" works in Middle School

    Middle School teacher Jay Annadurai on the importance of the “advisory” program

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  • How culture and language are connected at GEMS

    World Language teacher Marjorie Blettry talks about the connections between culture and language

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  • Incorporating ethics into the classroom

    Middle School teacher Jay Annadurai talks about incorporating ethics into classroom inquiries

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  • The "X-block" experience

    Middle School teacher Jay Annadurai defines X-block and how it was used at GEMS

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  • The benefits of after-school/extracurricular programs

    Physical Education teacher Adam Justice on the benefits of after-school/extracurricular programs

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  • The connection between physical and mental learning

    Physical Education teacher Adam Justice discussed the connection between physical and mental activit

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  • The importance of bilingualism

    World Language teacher Marjorie Blettry on the importance of language skills

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  • The importance of play for young learners

    Kindergarten teacher Sharon Moore talks about the role of unstructured play in an early-childhood cl

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  • The lifelong benefits of art and music studies

    Teachers Christopher Roebuck and Elysia Sheehan talk about the lifelong benefits of art and music st

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  • What it's like to teach in another country

    Teacher Christopher Roebuck discusses his experiences teaching in another country

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GEMS Education and the Varkey Foundation

  • Hanan Al Hroub, 2016 Global Teacher Prize winner

    Hanan Al Hroub, 2016 Global Teacher Prize winner

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  • Technology in GEMS Education schools

    Technology in GEMS Education schools

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