Tags Archives: Global Peace

Trainee Testimonials

Please enjoy a few words of feedback from our wonderful trainees.  These two teachers work at CICS Northtown, and we are extremely grateful to partner with them. Outside of the [Global Peace (gp)] course, I just want to send my encouragement to you and the gce family to continue to experiment, and load the rest […]

Blended Learning

Yesterday, we spent a good deal of time and thought on Blended Learning, it pros, cons, limitations, and possibilities to maximize learning.  Please share in the ideas below: BL – WHY How does BL improve (for students) organization of course? website lets you go deep, zoom in and out gives autonomy to student to understand […]

Effective Teaching

In our final training session today, we discussed evaluation.  We asked and talked about the purpose of assessment and effective vs ineffective strategies.  We told a few funny stories and laughed about our short-comings.  But one thing that isn’t funny is that there is often a disconnect between what we evaluate, in terms of student […]

T3 & Inquiry based learning

This week, we are conducting a GCE Educator Institute, Train-the-Trainer Workshop. The purposes are three-fold: Clarify and discuss the goals of GCE’s Model for Learning which apply to both formal and informal environments: educating global citizens Train public and private educators to deliver the curriculum in a range of formats from electives to clubs to summer […]

Healthcare & Education

This morning I read one of Dan’s blog posts at http://adventuresofdeltawhiskey.blogspot.com/2012/04/my-time-in-champaign-urbana.html and posted the following response on his blog. Thanks for sharing so much about yourself, the healthcare system in various places and forms, and about people in general.  Like you, my professional work is fueled and informed by my own experience  and me desire to […]

Creating New Curriculum Part 1: Feel

Dear GCE Community: As we prepare for spring term 2012, I have designed a workshop for our staff to help catalyze even more advanced curriculum design.  As always, this generative process will result in global, integrated, inquiry- and project-based blended learning curriculum (that lives online and in-person), and that is aligned with both the United […]

GCE Voices is back and better than ever

Please enjoy GCE’s blog which received a face-lift byVisible Logic, GCE’s long-time brading partner for print and web collateral. The purpose of GCE Voices is to capture the essence of student inquiry and serve as a chronicle of student inquiry, research, observations, reflections, and plans.  Portfolios include written reflections, auto-ethnographies, project proposals, power-points, graphs/charts, videos, photos, etc.

Student poem about GCE

This morning I read a poem from one of our students.  This is how she feels about GCE: GCE School The best school ever Where the teachers care The students are helpful And everybody comes together as a family Where when you come in with a frown You go home with it upside down Where […]

Why is good the enemy of great?

Today in our Org Systems and Models course, students closed by beginning to address this question.  Please see their answers (comments) and the screen-shot that shows our lesson for the day.

2012: Sharing our Model for Learning

Dear GCE Family and Friends: We begin our journey into 2012 with a clear mission and vision.  We are fortunate to have shown positive results from the first few years in our laboratory — GCE Chicago High School.  The data suggests that we are in fact creating a new model for learning, that the Global […]