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Global Personalized Academics Partners with Fresh Air Educators to Deliver Online Outdoor Safety Education Course

Global Personalized Academics (GPA) has partnered with Fresh Air Educators to provide a unique elective course in Outdoor Safety Education.  These courses deliver an interactive online curriculum and include a state issued license upon completion.  Fresh Air Educators have completed over 1 million people in the safety training needed to go boating, hunting, snowmobiling, or . . .

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Your Sleeping Teen is NOT Lazy!

I watch morning news. Usually, I watch cable news. Yesterday morning, I flipped to local news and started yelling at the TV. “I knew it! I knew it!” For years, I’ve been telling anyone who would listen what this new research study says. Essentially it says that our high school kids should not be in . . .

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Michael’s Story

This one is for all of us who work long hours in all sorts of educational organizations. Unless we actually have the honor of teaching, we are caught up in the business facets where somedays we feel like bureaucrats and other days we can’t remember how we got here. Once in a while, we score . . .

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Hurricane Lessons: Part 4 in a Series [Ready, Set, Go!]

This idea of teaching thematically, project-based, personalized – it’s not new. It has been around in some way, shape or form for years. It’s not hard to do in an online environment. Our students will help us design the year. The content and curriculum are scattered all over the Internet. We can meet the standards . . .

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Hurricane Lessons, Part 3 in a series

We’ve taught our STEM and social studies standards. What about literature? Just google hurricanes in literature and the first five results will fill your brain with all kinds of ideas at how to integrate literature into this fantasy year we are creating. What else? It would be relatively easy to hit on a variety of . . .

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Hurricane Lessons, Part 2 in a series

Teaching STEM standards from a hurricane experience seemed obvious. Our first part of the series explored one example in a sea of hundreds. While the clean up of the lawns and homes around our neighborhood was under control after Matthew, I cried every time I looked at our beaches, our dunes, our pieces of A1A, . . .

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Hurricane Lessons, Part 1 in a Series

There has been a lot to learn from a Cat 4 hurricane that hugged my little coastal town for hours. Of course, we have the usual lessons, and the sad lessons, and the odd and unusual lessons. Today, I’m thinking about the GPA lessons. Anyone can develop a few modules about a natural disaster and . . .

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GPA Announces New Leadership, Renewed Focus on Delivering Affordable Solutions for Online and Blended Learning

Global Personalized Academics (GPA) announced new leadership this week with long-time online expert, Pam Birtolo, now serving as the company’s president. Pam brings a rich history of education and entrepreneurship to GPA, where she recently served in Chief Academic Officer and Chief Operating Officer roles. “I am honored and excited to continue working with my . . .

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Having Trouble Choosing a College? Here’s Help.

So you’re having trouble choosing a college? That’s no surprise. In fact, it makes sense. There are over four thousand colleges in the United States alone. So, how should you choose? You can and should ask people you know, and take advantage of any inside information and personal connections you have. However, even the most . . .