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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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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Once you start thinking about competencies, it’s hard to stop. You find yourself asking your own kids for evidence of how well they’ve digested and internalized some concept or another. You find yourself hunting for ways you can capture precisely what you know and are able to do. You get filled with envy for concrete […]

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When did you last take a selfie with a librarian? How about yesterday?! What was the inspiration behind these selfies? Students in Tina Bessias’ Water: From Inquiry to Action, one of our new learning studio courses, researching in their school libraries for a case study on the Flint water controversy. While all students read the […]

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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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That one of the most popular MOOCs of all time is Coursera’s Learning How to Learn suggests an immense global appetite for learning. That hunger undoubtedly grew when Brian Chesky, founder of Airbnb and also a self-made billionaire, stated recently that the most important thing an entrepreneur can do is “learn how to learn.” Many […]

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What were you doing one year ago? One year ago this week, three of us on the GOA staff team started our journey here at Global Online Academy. What a year it has been! The highlight of our days often come from having the chance to witness the innovation, creativity, and hard work from the […]

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BY ARI WORTHMAN | DIRECTOR OF COLLEGE COUNSELING, LAKESIDE SCHOOL These days in selective applicant pools, tons of students have high grades, scores and great curricula.  Having those pieces makes you admissible, but it doesn’t mean you’re going to be admitted.  You need something else to make you jump off the page: great flare or […]

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