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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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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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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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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Amanda Wendt teaches science at the American School Foundation of Monterrey, Mexico. She participated in GOA’s Blended Learning Design Studio (BLDS) from October to December, 2016. This post was originally published on Amanda’s blog. The next BLDS session begins February 6! I started this year with a focus on personalizing learning. As we worked through […]

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We just launched our first flex course: U.S. Elections in the World. New this year, GOA flex courses are blended learning opportunities for students and teachers that partner with programming already offered in member schools. Our hope was that more students and teachers could explore blended learning in a global, networked context if the opportunity […]

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Reimagining Faculty Meetings and Exploring Online Communities Two weeks into our semester, our faculty connected to explore approaches to building community and establishing rapport with students online. Two groups of colleagues met synchronously (#fastchat) while others contributed to an asynchronous discussion on Slack over the course of a week (#slowchat). Of those who met together, some […]

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Mr. Samuel Finch has been teaching Entrepreneurship for years and loves the idea of students giving peer feedback on each other’s business ideas. He firmly believes in developing each student’s ability to give and receive constructive criticism … at least in theory. In his first attempts at this type of feedback, he is disappointed. Most […]

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