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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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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This June, an award-winning poet and her teacher will meet for the very first time at Carnegie Hall inNew York City. How does this happen? Through the GOA course Poetry Writing, where Jaclyn, a senior at Lake Highland Preparatory School (Orlando, FL, USA) wrote a poem that was awarded a gold medal by the Scholastic […]

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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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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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