We held our first ever professional learning pop-up course recently, titled Rethinking School. The course had over 200 participants from nearly 50 schools in 9 countries. You can read more about our takeaways from the course here. Our team mined the content created from all the participants in the course, including book recommendations. We asked […]

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I had trouble falling asleep when I got home from two days at the Nueva Innovative Learning Conference: my brain felt like it was on fire. An unfortunate comparison, given that the conference was held on the Nueva School campuses in California, where not far away the state was smoldering. In my case, however, I […]

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Rethinking School, GOA’s first ever professional learning online pop up course, wraps up today. 214 participants across 49 schools in 9 countries generated over 17,300 pageviews (and counting) in 6 days. What have we learned so far? How will this pop up course inform our professional learning work moving forward? Here are four of our most […]

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By Dr. Reshan Richards and Stephen Valentine Editor’s Note: The Blending Leadership course has been offered twice in partnership with Global Online Academy (GOA). The first course was fully online and was offered last fall through GOA’s online professional learning platform. The second iteration was an in-person Blending Leadership Institute at GOA’s summer conference in July of […]

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Leadership

At GOA, we’ve always had a culture of experimentation and innovation. It is embedded in who we are. During our early years, we fostered this by intentionally maintaining a loose formal technology plan and system. All members of GOA, from staff to faculty, were encouraged to play and innovate with new technology. Some of our […]

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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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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
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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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Teachers file in after a long day in the classroom. Some slump in the back of a room and listen to announcements from administrators. A high-flying colleague shares something “exciting” going on in her classroom while some of the more dutiful members of the faculty (future admin) jot down ideas. Others barely pick their heads […]

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Leadership
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Time Management

We are thrilled to share this post from guest writer Katrina O’Connor, an Instructional Coach and Senior Teacher at West Point Grey Academy in Vancouver, Canada. Connect with her on Twitter and LinkedIn. Over the past three months I have been immersed in GOA’s Blending Leadership, an online course facilitated by Stephen J. Valentine and […]

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