Arcade Games For Learning: How Chicago Schools Are Integrating Gaming Into The Curriculum

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Chicago has a history of games worth celebrating. Since the 1930s, the city has been a world-leading pinball manufacturer. It’s the city that birthed Mortal Kombat, the iconic fighting arcade game. Local students have learned about games as part of our history. Now, educators forge new connections between gaming and learning. Chicago’s schoolchildren are rediscovering […]

Getting Out of the Cold Chicago Winter Weather at Wintrust

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That time of year is finally here – the bitter cold Chicago winter has arrived. While at first the beautiful snow falling and magic of the holidays is fun, after a while you start to wonder how to survive winter. Especially for Chicago families, it is important to have somewhere warm and fun to head […]

Things To Do Before School Starts Back Up Again

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Looking for things to do before school starts? We’ve got you! At Wintrust Sports Complex, we know that summertime is a time of fun. This includes visits to the beach, days of relaxation, and warm weather. However, it doesn’t last forever, and before we know it, it’s time for back-to-school prep. Don’t fret, though! The […]

Plan a Field Trip Along with Your Lesson Plans

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Field trips are an excellent way to enhance your students’ learning experiences. Providing hands-on activities can greatly enrich your curriculum as well. Organizing a successful field trip requires careful planning. In this blog post, we will explore the steps in planning a field trip, along with some good field trip ideas that will ensure a […]