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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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Free Webinar: Tips for Success in the Online Environment

Learn Online Program Evaluation during this free webinar with Pam Birtolo, GPA COO. This is part of Global Personalized Academics’ free webinar series designed to help teachers and schools create more successful blended and online learning programs. Online Program Evaluation May 24, 7:00 pm – 7:30 pm OR May 25, 12:00 pm – 12:30 pm Register at: . . .

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Online Learning Gets Personal

Yan Chen-McBride, GPA Chinese Language Instructor, challenges the long-standing belief that online learning is an impersonal experience. Yan has been teaching Chinese online for over eight years and has become a mentor and friend to many of her students.  Yan’s previous teaching experience was always face-to-face. She started her teaching career as a high school . . .

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When You Choose a College, Choose a Community

When you choose a college, you’re not just choosing a college. You’re deciding where you’re going to live for the next four years, maybe more. You need to recognize you are making several important decisions, including what community you’ll call home. Consider your options and dig in to these questions. Where can you afford to live? If you know your . . .