I’ve fallen head over heels in love with a new cookbook and its creators Samin Nosrat (author) and Wendy MacNaughton (illustrator). Michael Pollan, in his foreword to SALT FAT ACID HEAT: Mastering the Elements of Good Cooking, calls it not a typical cookbook, but more a wonderful cooking school. I agree, and beyond bolstering my […]

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Instructional Design
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The summer months bring many educators to the water, be it oceans, lakes, or swimming pools. We close our laptops, put away the required reading, and try to clear our minds. No matter how much we try to get away from it all, there is a part of our teacherly minds that stands on another […]

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What kind of learning should happen here? It’s a deceptively simple question, one that gets to the heart of why schools and other educational organizations exist. It’s also an increasingly important question as traditional modes of teaching and learning face scrutiny from a world demanding new ways of thinking and operating. It’s why GOA is […]

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“Kids these days.” For most people, that phrase conjures up negative images of teenagers. My experience with teenagers, and especially those in my Global Online Academy Advocacy class, is quite the opposite of that. In fact, one of my biggest concerns teaching this course is that my students are already way more active advocates than […]

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Online Learning
Student Engagement

Students and teachers too often fall into the trap of cranking out work, earning or awarding grades and moving on. Unfortunately, this leaves all parties feeling more urgency than agency when it comes to the work they do and the way they do it. In the worst cases, school becomes about completion and compliance rather than […]

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Online Learning
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From April 27-30, more than 300 students from the GOA consortium presented at our Catalyst Conference, an online event that showcased student projects designed to spark change in local communities. The conference is the culmination of a capstone project where students were asked to transform learning from their courses into interactive, relevant presentations that can have real-world impact. Five […]

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What does it mean to be a successful online student? How do you know if you’ve designed a successful online learning experience? Online environments have transformed education. The ease and sophistication of technology have put more control in the hands of individuals when it comes to making choices about what, when, where, and how we […]

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Online Learning
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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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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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