What is a pop-up course?
In October 2017, we offered our first ever week long professional learning pop-up course, Rethinking School. Anchored in a panel discussion featuring thought leaders throughout the field, this course filled quickly with over 200 participants from 49 schools and 9 countries. Pop-up courses are always free for participants from GOA member schools. Not a member? Join us. GOA’s professional learning is always open to educators from public, charter, and independent schools.
Coming in February 2018! A 1 week long professional learning pop-up course
Dates: February 26 through March 2, 2018
Member School Participant: Free; Non-member School Participant: $150
Description Coming Soon.
Stay tuned as we will announce our next pop-up course soon. Read more about our fist pop-up course, Rethinking School, below and also in our blog, 4 Takeaways for Rethinking School.
In October 2017, GOA designed and facilitated our first professional learning pop up course, “Rethinking School.” Facilitated by a GOA learning design coach, this week-long course for educators focused on teaching and leading in modern schools.
The goals of the Rethinking School course were to coalesce school leaders and teachers around big ideas in rethinking the design and culture of modern schools; to introduce new concepts and ways of thinking around school change efforts and learn from, and hear from, innovative school models; and, to create a community of global faculty from around the world on modern learning and whole school design.
In this course, participants immersed themselves in conversations around big ideas in rethinking the design and culture of modern schools, learned new concepts and ways of thinking around school change efforts, and heard from experts in the field on innovations in whole school design. Participants joined GOA’s platform to engage in a short, asynchronous week long course.
The Rethinking School panelists:
- Sue Belcher, Head of School, The Downtown School: A Lakeside School
- Dominic A. A. Randolph, Head of School, Riverdale Country School
- Patricia Russell, Interim Executive Director, Mastery Transcript Consortium
- Jamie Steckart, Head of School, THINK Global School