Posts by Michael Nachbar:
During a meeting the other day someone jokingly asked, “What do you call this? A video conference? A phone call? What is this called these days?!” My answer was, “A meeting.” Though some people are reluctant and unsure of how to engage when they can see the people they’re meeting with on their screen, this […]Read more
This is a vibrant and exciting time to be in education. Continuing to conduct business as usual is a shrinking option for our schools as other sectors more nimbly embrace change and innovation. Additionally, the number of schools and teachers actually doing this work is increasing, creating a network of individuals and institutions pushing […]Read more
At GOA, we talk a lot about technology-enhanced learning, where educators leverage technology to rethink what the modern classroom looks like. We ask, how can we rethink time and place while staying connected to each other? AND, when every aspect of our lives is affected by the technology we use on a daily basis, why only […]Read more
Our students don’t speak edubabble. Don’t ask them about blended learning or growth mindsets. Definitely don’t use the word pedagogy! Instead, get them to talk about a new experience and why it matters to them and you’ll get a between-the-lines lesson in what matters most with teaching and learning today. While in Beijing last week […]Read more
Below is the letter I sent our member schools on our recent NEASC accreditation. Dear GOA Member Schools, I am thrilled to announce that GOA was granted formal accreditation by NEASC’s Council of Independent Schools (CIS) and Commission on International Education (CIE). Accreditation affirms our program’s excellence and validates our team’s significant efforts over […]Read more
My father texted me over the weekend to remind me to look at Sunday night’s supermoon – the largest and brightest moon I will see in my lifetime. My dog has never been on so many walks in one night as then, but despite my efforts, my view was obscured by clouds, which glowed a […]Read more
Global Online Academy’s professional development program offers independent-school educators the opportunity to participate in professional growth experiences in a supportive, interactive environment, learning strategies that are relevant, meaningful, and immediately applicable to their practice. This June-August, independent-school educators and administrators have 17 different two-week course offerings to choose from.Read more
Three years ago when Global Online Academy began, we were just ten schools that spanned two countries, nine states, and six time zones. We served 120 students in ten inaugural classes. Today, GOA includes students and teachers from four continents, nine countries, 24 states, and 12 time zones. Over 900 students have taken our courses […]Read more
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