Global Online Academy’s Catalyst Conference, an online event featuring student projects from around the world, runs April 26-29, 2018. We invite teachers to bring their students to the conference to learn from and engage with peers who are committed to making change in their communities.  Details The Catalyst Conference is FREE and open to the […]

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Student Experience

Global Online Academy is thrilled to announce our 2018 Catalyst Conference Keynote Speakers: Dr. Kakenya Ntaiya and Ms. Sarah Craven. Our conversation with them will be part of the conference’s open on April 26, 2018. Register for this online conference at goaconference.org/register. Dr. Ntaiya founded Kakenya’s Dream, an organization devoted to supporting and educating girls […]

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News

“The particular spark I try to share as a catalyst is a passion for beautiful student work and developing conditions that can make this work possible.” -Ron Berger It’s time to revisit An Ethic of Excellence. Ron Berger’s 2003 treatise on building a culture of craftsmanship with students is a look back on his 25-year […]

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Leadership
Student Experience

What do we know about learning now that demands we change what we do in schools? Our team started with this question and designed an exploratory one-week professional learning pop-up course, Learning Now. The course generated 5000 pageviews, and had over 100 participants from 8 countries and 39 schools. The weeklong course generated participation in a […]

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Professional Learning

How do you introduce learners to a topic they ultimately must define for themselves? Several months ago, GOA partnered with the Mastery Transcript Consortium (MTC) to design and facilitate a series of in-person and online professional learning experiences for MTC members. The goal: to introduce educators to the pedagogy, practice, and possibilities of a mastery-based […]

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Professional Learning

Throughout this year, GOA has partnered with  THINK Global School (TGS) to coach faculty as they built online spaces for their students. TGS puts new meaning into the term place- based learning. At TGS, described as “the world’s first traveling high school”, students spend their academic year in four different countries where they learn, live, […]

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Online Learning

By Bonnie Lathram and Emily Hamlin Our mission at GOA is to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked world. Our mission states: “We work with students. We deepen learning through courses that equip students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful in high school, college, career, and life. We […]

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Leadership
Professional Learning

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, […]

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Instructional Design
Student Engagement

Will you be at the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS) annual conference in Atlanta? We will! Jason Cummings, Eric Hudson, Bonnie Lathram, and Michael Nachbar from GOA are attending and presenting. As we review the list of workshops and speakers and start planning what sessions to visit, we’re seeing a number of trends emerge […]

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News

This has been the year of feedback at GOA. Among our faculty, we’ve focused on building a culture of feedback and a pedagogy of transparency.  As a result, faculty are laser-focused on improving and enriching the feedback they give to students in the name of more powerful learning. But what about the feedback we get […]

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Student Experience
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