The Game of Life of our Planet

In a field trip to the Chicago Botanic Garden last week, Underwater Robotics students role-played to discover more about human impacts and environmental management practices that can create a sustainable future for all life on earth. Using a creative board game, students made decisions and explored the repercussions of their decisions on land management and … Continue reading The Game of Life of our Planet

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Action! at Teen Learning Lab

Two teens girls walk down the hall, chatting. Suddenly, a teen lunges out of a side door, falls on the floor, papers and pencil scattering across the path of the two girls. Nimbly, one of the girls steps over the sprawled figure. "Cut!" yelled the teen director. In another room, several girls, hushed, watch intently … Continue reading Action! at Teen Learning Lab

Introducing The Self-Evidence Project for 2019-20

“We hold these truths to be self-evident,” Jefferson’s indelible phrase in the Declaration of Independence, is based on the idea that knowledge can be “seen,” examined, and understood. In the Self-Evidence Project, students will develop critical, analytical, and creative approaches to learning, reading, writing, and scientific inquiry as they advance their own knowledge of the … Continue reading Introducing The Self-Evidence Project for 2019-20