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Here's a recent post from our blog that looks at how risk-taking is encouraged at GEMS World Academy-Chicago:
http://hubs.ly/H03WG--0
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It was a wonderful year! As we prepare for the opening of school later this month, explore our digital "diary" of the successes we enjoyed last year!
http://hubs.ly/H03WGWt0
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Our third-graders closed out the school year by exploring how people create change in society. The unit included visits with Chicago people and groups working to improve the world. A great example of how we bring the International Baccalaureate curriculum to life! http://hubs.ly/H03rPSK0

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Our Middle School students completed service-learning projects this semester that engaged their social awareness and encouraged them to take a "design-thinking" approach to local and regional problems. http://hubs.ly/H034QFc0

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GEMS uses play in its early-childhood classrooms in order to boost our young learners' cognitive and social skills. In a recent post on our blog, we look at the research behind that: http://hubs.ly/H02Qj3H0

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What happens when your child is stuck inside on a rainy (or snowy!) spring day? A recent post on our blog looks at some ways to keep your child entertained without resorting to a TV or computer screen: http://hubs.ly/H02Bh-H0

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As part of a unit on accessibility, our first-graders talked to leaders from the city of Chicago who help ensure that buildings in the city are accessible to people with disabilities. It was a great way for the students to see the real-world applications of their learning! http://hubs.ly/H02tMcl0

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Our students recently launched a podcasting site that allows them to record and preserve their voices and stories! Read our news item to learn more about this interesting project (and how to subscribe to the podcasts on iTunes!): http://hubs.ly/H02p1B30

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We offer a wide range of extracurricular activities to GEMS students. A recent post on our blog looks at how such involvement can boost academic performance and improve social skills. http://hubs.ly/H02l10x0

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Our unique school building, located in the heart of a dense urban neighborhood, was the subject of a presentation led by architects and officials from GEMS Education Americas at the annual National Association of Independent Schools conference: http://hubs.ly/H02fz4j0
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