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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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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We’re delighted to welcome guest blogger, Eric Chandler, who serves as Director of Upper School at Kent Denver, a GOA member school in Colorado. Eric also just completed our Blending Leadership course, where we first met his compelling writing on time in schools. We knew his insights would be valuable to many and are grateful he was willing […]

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We’re honored to feature this post by Rick Shaw, Dean of Stanford Undergraduate Admissions and Global Online Academy board member. When I first learned about Global Online Academy I was struck by how they were bringing together passionate teachers from incredible high schools all over the globe. Taking a class from an impactful educator can […]

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Will you be in Baltimore for the National Association of Independent Schools conference in March? Join us at one of our four sessions. We’re excited to share the work we’ve been doing with the independent school community, and we hope to connect with you! From Teacher to Learner and Back: a Blended Learning Design Studio    […]

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This is Part Two of a three-part series. Part One, “Professional Learning as Construction Play,” makes the case for playful, nonlinear professional learning. In this part, we’ll look at how two educators do this work in online spaces. Part Three, “5 Questions to Ask Before you Travel for PD,” explores in-person learning environments. How might online […]

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This is Part One of a three-part series, Part Two tells the story of two educators in online professional learning experiences, and in Part Three we meet teachers who engaged in in-person learning. What is it about Legos? The tiny blocks have been around for nearly a century, and their resilience in the face of changing […]

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Below is the letter I sent our member schools on our recent NEASC accreditation.    Dear GOA Member Schools, I am thrilled to announce that GOA was granted formal accreditation by NEASC’s Council of Independent Schools (CIS) and Commission on International Education (CIE).  Accreditation affirms our program’s excellence and validates our team’s significant efforts over […]

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Where and how faculty gather are critical factors in the life of a school. In an environment where time can be scarce and adult connection can be fleeting, a faculty room serves a variety of purposes: as a hub for information and communication, as a place to encourage adults to interact meaningfully, as a refuge […]

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In my role as Director of Professional Development for Global Online Academy I am constantly striving to continue my own professional growth, especially in the online environment. Recently I had the opportunity to be a participant in one of our GOA online PD courses, “Coaching Innovation.” I chose to take this course because the participants […]

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