What were you doing one year ago? One year ago this week, three of us on the GOA staff team started our journey here at Global Online Academy. What a year it has been! The highlight of our days often come from having the chance to witness the innovation, creativity, and hard work from the […]

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Online Learning
Student Experience

A perpetual question that we face as designers of online instruction, in the era of rapidly evolving communications technologies and learning management systems is: what is the best way to roll out the social features of the learning management system during an online course? We want to orient students comfortably, not overwhelm them with technology, and […]

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Making Connections
Student Engagement

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 now the majority of us in the education community have heard the term reflective educator. Many times we have also heard this term associated with our own professional growth. I mean, really, who wouldn’t want to consider themselves reflective? Someone who: sets aside time each day or week to think about one’s practice; changes […]

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Leadership
Online Learning
Professional Development

In this video, I will highlight tips and examples for utilizing and managing video chats, both student-to-student and student(s)-to-teacher. Examples in this video come from from Glenda Baker (The American School in Japan), Nan Ketpura-Ching (Punahou School), Jen Neubauer (The Dalton School), and Alyson Solomon (Germantown Friends School).    

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Student Engagement
Video - Teacher Feature

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.

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News

Our focus when we began Global Online Academy remains our focus now: to offer students from around the globe the highest-quality online classes possible taught by great teachers.

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News

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 […]

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News

In this video, I will highlight teacher strategies for supporting students in becoming successful online learners – focusing on skills. Examples from Alyson Solmon (Germantown Friends School), Ayako Anderson (Noble & Greenough School), Chris Rhodes (Mary Institute and St. Louis Country Day School).  

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Video - Teacher Feature

The other day, I came across this photo on Twitter: The photo comes from a Pinterest page, “UX Design Explained,” dedicated to best practices in product and web design. Mastery of UX, the user experience, has become a top corporate priority, whether a company designs ketchup bottles or some of the most popular technology in […]

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Online Learning
Instructional Design
Making Connections
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