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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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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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Using Video Games for Learning—Mission HydroScience

“Do not…keep children to their studies by compulsion but by play.” — Plato —   Parents and educators know that kids love to play video games. Video games can immerse the child in a fantasy world with captivating imagery and activity. Further, video games give children a chance to be a hero with positive and . . .

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Jump into Blended Learning with Station Rotation

You can probably differentiate learning in a dozen different ways in your sleep.  The Station Rotation Model is a new way to look at something that feels familiar. Finding ways to promote student engagement through stations, flexible groups, cooperative work, small group activities and face-to-face instruction, are effective methods. This model helps you to differentiate using . . .

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Personalized Learning Fuels New GPA Partnerships

Global Personalized Academics (GPA) has recently teamed up with school districts in Alabama, California, Kentucky, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, and Wisconsin to bring new opportunities to students. Here are a couple of the recent success stories: Lenoir City Schools “Lenoir City Schools strives to personalize instruction.  Every student in grades 3-12 is issued a laptop, . . .

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What it Really Takes to Be Quality Matters Certified

Background The world of online and blended learning is getting rather crowded these days, and clients who are looking for the best online experience for their students know that Quality Matters, or QM, is the gold standard by which to evaluate the content and rigor of the course. QM’s K-12 Secondary Rubric certainly caught our . . .

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Twins Rise to the Challenge With the Help of Global Personalized Academics

Two years ago, the future looked very different for Brittney and Brieanna Eberly. They left the Career Magnet School in Chambersburg, PA and arrived at Greencastle with falling grades and several classes to catch up on. Thanks to Franklin Virtual Academy and Global Personalized Academics, both young women are back on track to fulfilling their dreams. Together they . . .

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Free Webinar: Online Project Based Learning

Learn the ins and outs of successful online project based learning during this free webinar. You’ll get tips on delivery and implementation while having the opportunity to ask questions. This is part of Global Personalized Academics’ free webinar series designed to help teachers and schools create more successful blended and online learning programs. To register for this free webinar series . . .

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