Insight and Wonder, Part IV: “Packing for the Future” Workshop with Parents

Insight and Wonder, Part IV: “Packing for the Future” Workshop with Parents

This is the third post in a series about the community engagement that is helping to define our future campus development. Click here to read the other posts in this series. AGC’s parent and community engagement program, led by our School Culture Coordinator, our Parent and Afterschool Coordinator and the AGC Community Council, organize 70 parent and…Continue reading »

Insight and Wonder, Part III: Community Leaders (Updated)

Insight and Wonder, Part III: Community Leaders (Updated)

This is the third post in a series about the community engagement that is helping to define our future campus development. Click here to read the other posts in this series. Our community extends far beyond the walls of our school to include our parents, extended families, partner organizations and the geographic community around us, and…Continue reading »

Insight and Wonder Part II: Staff Perspectives

Insight and Wonder Part II: Staff Perspectives

This is the second post in a series about the community engagement phase of our campus development process. Read our first post here. In addition to uniting our 450 students and 50 staff currently split between two rented facilities, our future campus will be a physical manifestation of our philosophy and a replicable model for the…Continue reading »

Insight and Wonder Part I: Student Spaces and Rituals

Insight and Wonder Part I: Student Spaces and Rituals

Our first task, as we work to develop our future campus, the Midwest’s first energy net-positive school, is to cull the hopes, desires and expectations of our stakeholders. For so many, this school has been a nearly decade long dream. The opportunity to engage all stakeholders in shaping our future campus has sent ripples of…Continue reading »

Lessons in Farm-to-Table Education from Scandinavia

Lessons in Farm-to-Table Education from Scandinavia

AGC’s Innovation Fund offers educators the opportunity to develop innovative learning practices through travel, study, and pilot programs. AGC’s Sustainability Coordinator received an Innovation Fund grant to study  farm and culinary education in Oslo, Aurland, and Copenhagen.  Click here to make a donation to support AGC’s Innovation Fund. Farming and Cooking in Scandinavian Education  My…Continue reading »

Lessons in Danish Pedagogy for Chicago’s Southwest Side

Lessons in Danish Pedagogy for Chicago’s Southwest Side

AGC’s Innovation Fund offers educators the opportunity to develop innovative learning practices through travel, study, and pilot programs. Two Middle School educators — Ms. Feduniec, MYP Science teacher, and Ms. Salazar, MYP Spanish teacher — received an Innovation Fund grant to study Scandinavian pedagogy and school design in Denmark. They shared their learnings upon return…Continue reading »

Public Hearing Regarding AGC’s Sustainable Future Campus

Public Hearing Regarding AGC’s Sustainable Future Campus

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE Dear Neighbors, The Academy for Global Citizenship will conduct a Public Hearing on January 14 at 5:00 P.M. at 4647 W. 47th Street, Chicago, IL, 60632. The purpose of this event is to engage our local community and collect public comments concerning our plans to build a sustainable school campus to unite…Continue reading »