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On occasion, GOA will invite guest contributors to the blog. To learn more about Global Online Academy’s course catalog, our teachers, or our member schools, visit www.globalonlineacademy.org or stay in touch with us at @GOALearning or Facebook.com/globalonlineacademy.

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On occasion, GOA will invite guest contributors to the blog. Here, teacher and blended learning coach Tina Bessias of Durham Academy shares her experience engaging her community.  When we think of “blended learning,” we often begin with our face-to-face classes: how might digital elements augment in-person learning? This fall, at Durham Academy, we did the […]

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Professional Development
Blended Learning
Making Connections
Student Engagement

I’m a sucker for a good Wonder Wall. I pop into my son’s elementary classroom and admire their list: Are gerbils and hamsters the same thing? Can plants grow in sand? How big is a googol? At home, we keep one in our kitchen. Much like our own family, it verges on the absurd (Is […]

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Professional Development

By Dr. Reshan Richards and Stephen Valentine Editor’s Note: The Blending Leadership course has been offered twice in partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA). The first course was fully online and was offered last fall through GOA’s online professional learning platform. The second iteration was an in-person Blending Leadership Institute at GOA’s summer conference in July of […]

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Leadership

“Kids these days.” For most people, that phrase conjures up negative images of teenagers. My experience with teenagers, and especially those in my Global Online Academy Advocacy class, is quite the opposite of that. In fact, one of my biggest concerns teaching this course is that my students are already way more active advocates than […]

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Online Learning
Student Engagement

Amanda Wendt teaches science at the American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico. She participated in GOA’s Blended Learning Design Studio (BLDS) from October to December, 2016. This post was originally published on Amanda’s blog. The next BLDS session begins February 6! I started this year with a focus on personalizing learning. As we worked through […]

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Student Engagement
Instructional Design
Blended Learning
Professional Development
Student Experience

BY ARI WORTHMAN | DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE COUNSELING, LAKESIDE SCHOOL These days in selective applicant pools, tons of students have high grades, scores and great curricula.  Having those pieces makes you admissible, but it doesn’t mean you’re going to be admitted.  You need something else to make you jump off the page: great flare or […]

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Online Learning
Student Experience

By Paula Wang (Sidwell Friends School) Last spring, I agreed to develop a hybrid science course for a new semester abroad program in China offered by the Sidwell Friends School. I was excited but somewhat apprehensive. Not being very tech savvy, and not having had the most wonderful online learning experiences myself, I was a […]

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Online Learning

By Scott Cotton (Greenhill School) Teaching an online course has been one of the most challenging and gratifying experiences of my professional life. As with most new ventures, there has been a steep learning curve, a few bumps in the road, several “a-ha” moments and, ultimately, a sense of deep satisfaction in completing (or is […]

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Online Learning

By Jeff Schwartz (Greenwich Academy), Sallie F. (Student, Germantown Friends School) and Gurutam (Goo) T., (Student, The Harker School). Compiled & edited by Eric Hudson, GOA Dean of Instruction What makes a great online learning assessment? We asked students and a teacher to tell us the story of one particularly successful project: Collaborative Anthologies in Global Voices: Poetry […]

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Online Learning
Making Connections
Student Engagement

By David Rynerson, The American School in Japan. My paperless English and writing classroom is not just green; it allows me to aggregate data and help students to set individual goals and monitor their own progress over time. I have been developing my technology skills slowly and gradually over the years, and my understanding has […]

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Online Learning
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