Windward School is excited to announce that it has been invited to become a member of the Global Online Academy (GOA), an online consortium of the world’s leading independent schools.
The GOA creates an environment where students from around the world collaboratively probe the social and ethical dynamics that define our global society. Beginning in the fall of 2012, Windward’s students can take GOA online courses as part of their course of study, further complementing the wide range of curricular choices already offered by the School. Through these courses, students will collaborate with their peers from other top independent schools in the U.S and around the world, including: Sidwell Friends School in Washington, D.C., Chicago Latin School, the International School in Beijing, Jakarta International School, American School of Japan, Lausanne School in Switzerland, and King’s Academy in Jordan.
Associate Director of Windward’s Center for Teaching & Learning and Director of Global Programs Eryn Hoffman said that “Windward is honored to have been invited to be a member school of this innovative academy that is truly at the forefront of 21st century education.”
Global Online Academy classes are specifically designed to engage students in exploring some of the 21st century's most pressing issues using the online format. Courses such as Medical Problem Solving, Digital Photography through the Global Lens, Global Ethics, iPhone/iPad App Development, Bioethics, the Hispanic Experience, and French Hip Hop are taught by teachers from GOA member schools and utilize the most up-to-date technology.
For more on the Global Online Academy, visit http://www.globalonlineacademy.org