John Cooper School partners with Global Online Academy to expand educational opportunities for students

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THE WOODLANDS, TX – The John Cooper School is pleased to announce an exciting new partnership with the Global Online Academy (GOA), an international consortium of leading independent schools that offer engaging online courses. As a member school, students benefit from additional opportunities to pursue their passions, learn with peers around the world, and expand their interests.

Graduate school principal Stephen Popp said the addition of GOA courses unites Cooper behind a common mission to “reinvent learning to enable students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.”

“This partnership represents an important opportunity for Cooper students and faculty to join a global learning community committed to leading innovation and teaching modern learners,” said Popp. “GOA envisions a future where all students learn and practice modern learning skills to become responsible global citizens and leaders.”

As a member school, The John Cooper School expands the elective course offerings available to high school students, providing them with the unique opportunity to connect with students from around the world. Educational opportunities are expanded by making available the expertise and teaching excellence of more than 90 member schools.

“By coming together as a consortium, the schools that make up GOA are able to offer many more courses than any one school could offer alone,” said Cooper Academic Dean Rebecca Brady, who will oversee the new initiative. “GOA courses help students learn and practice relevant and important skills that will serve them well in college, in their careers, and in life.”

The global composition and online format of GOA courses help students develop modern learning skills such as cross-cultural collaboration, time management, project planning, advocacy, and real-world problem solving. The GOA course catalog is made up of over 50 unique courses taught by experienced teachers from renowned independent schools around the world.

Cooper faculty members also have the opportunity to participate in GOA’s world-class professional learning programs as they seek to continually improve their practice as educators. “As members, we can connect our faculty with colleagues around the world who will share best practices and discuss new ideas that are transforming classrooms and deepening our students’ learning experience,” Popp said.

Interested high school students are currently discovering and applying for GOA course offerings beginning in Fall 2020. For more information, visit: https://www.johncooper.org /academics/global-online-academy

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