Students and teachers too often fall into the trap of cranking out work, earning or awarding grades and moving on. Unfortunately, this leaves all parties feeling more urgency than agency when it comes to the work they do and the way they do it. In the worst cases, school becomes about completion and compliance rather than […]

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What should a high school graduate know and be able to do? THINK Global School (TGS) is an example of how one group of educators is putting a new vision for school into practice by asking that question. TGS is often often called The World’s First Traveling School and is a school literally with no […]

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Student Experience

From April 27-30, more than 300 students from the GOA consortium presented at our Catalyst Conference, an online event that showcased student projects designed to spark change in local communities. The conference is the culmination of a capstone project where students were asked to transform learning from their courses into interactive, relevant presentations that can have real-world impact. Five […]

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What does it mean to be a successful online student? How do you know if you’ve designed a successful online learning experience? Online environments have transformed education. The ease and sophistication of technology have put more control in the hands of individuals when it comes to making choices about what, when, where, and how we […]

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The Global Online Academy’s Catalyst Conference is this week, April 27-30. Here’s how you and your students can be involved. Details The Catalyst Conference is FREE and open to the public, not just GOA students and teachers. The website is: goaconference.org The entire experience is online and happens asynchronously over the course of four days. […]

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The Catalyst Conference is April 27 through April 30, 2017. Nearly 350 students from 60+ independent schools around the globe will present their course capstone projects on sparking change in their communities. In How 300 Students Are Creating Change in their Communities…Starting Online we examined the drivers behind launching this conference for the first time […]

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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 […]

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Blended Learning
Leadership
Student Experience

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 […]

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It’s no secret that today’s educators are challenged to combine technology, authentic assessment, and student-driven learning to create more meaningful experiences in the classroom and beyond. We all want this, but the question is how to achieve it. We begin to meet these challenges when we design full circle learning experiences where students build habits […]

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  When teachers experience powerful learning, students benefit. Far too often, professional learning for teachers is disconnected from how that learning might impact the student learning experience. We believe that creating powerful learning for students means creating powerful learning for adults. Over the course of the last few years, we have led professional learning online […]

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