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 […]

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Online Learning

I first discovered the idea of action research while perusing the website of High Tech High’s Graduate School of Education (HGH GSE). In short, action research is a data-based, action-focused, teacher-led, and often collaborative investigation into one’s own teaching practice. At HTH GSE, all students, with the help of faculty, design and implement their own […]

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Professional Development

In this video, I highlight examples of course page design strategies, including ‘keeping it simple’, ‘using a variety of techniques’, and ‘delivering information in digestible bites’.

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Online Learning

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 […]

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By Jeff Schwartz (Greenwich Academy), Sallie F. (Student, Germantown Friends School) and Gurutam (Goo) T., (Student, The Harker School). Compiled & edited by Eric Hudson, GOA Dean of Instruction What makes a great online learning assessment? We asked students and a teacher to tell us the story of one particularly successful project: Collaborative Anthologies in Global Voices: Poetry […]

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Online Learning
Making Connections
Student Engagement

I’ve got an idea for 2014, and it centers around empathy. “Take more risks”, I hear teachers say, “Stretch yourself!”. What if adults – teachers and administrators – used 2014 to do exactly what we ask of our students: to take more risks, to stretch our creative selves, and to stretch our schools to be […]

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Making Connections
Student Engagement

By David Rynerson, The American School in Japan. My paperless English and writing classroom is not just green; it allows me to aggregate data and help students to set individual goals and monitor their own progress over time. I have been developing my technology skills slowly and gradually over the years, and my understanding has […]

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Online Learning

In this video, I highlight examples of the design of assessments that are rigorous, innovative, interactive, and collaborative.

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Video - Teacher Feature

One of the comments I hear from teachers who are new to exploring technology is that there is no substitute for face-to-face discussion. My response to this is almost always a question “What do you want to get out of the discussion?” If the purpose of the discussion is to build critical thinking skills, communication […]

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Instructional Design
Professional Development
Student Engagement

In this video, I highlight examples of teachers bringing outside resources and contributors to enrich course content and engage students.

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