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On occasion, GOA will invite guest contributors to the blog. Here, Paulette Unger, Upper School Science Teacher at Christ Church Episcopal School (CCES), shares how teaching online with GOA helped her design better discussions, online and on campus. The best online discussions don’t look that different from the best in-person discussions. When it comes to any discussion, […]Read more
By Jeff Schwartz, GOA Faculty Member and educator, Greenwich Academy After five years of teaching GOA Poetry Writing, an online course at Global Online Academy, I continue to learn how to create multi-layered feedback. My students give each other feedback, I give them feedback, and they give me feedback. When it works, we all learn. […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
“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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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