Global Online Academy

Global Online Academy

 

As a member school of Global Online Academy (GOA), Nobles has access to online courses from independent schools around the world.

The Global Online Academy is the perfect resource for students who are ready for a new way of learning and collaborating in a global classroom.Ayako Anderson Global Online Academy site director

GOA’s Mission

GOA reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.

We deepen learning through courses that equip students with the knowledge, skills, and dispositions to be successful in high school, college, career, and life.

We coach teachers to think differently about how they design student learning experiences.

We work with educational leaders to ensure they have the strategies and tools to lead innovation and change.

 

GOA at a Glance

A nonprofit organization that reimagines learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society.

70+

Independent schools are GOA members

18

Student maximum in each GOA course

~6

Hours of work each week required of GOA students

40+

Courses available through GOA

16

Weeks in each GOA course

~7

Number of Nobles students take a GOA course each year

Fraction of college students who take an online course

2011

GOA’s founding year

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GOA at Nobles

At Nobles, GOA is open to junior or senior students as their sixth course in a given semester. GOA courses are for credit and appear on student transcripts, but they are not calculated in a student’s GPA. Popular GOA courses among Nobles students include Medical Problem Solving, Introduction to Psychology, and Gender Studies. Students participate in GOA courses according to their own schedule, offering flexibility and independence.

The program shares the best teaching from throughout its member schools to a worldwide audience. Member schools include: African Leadership Academy (South Africa)Buckingham Browne & Nichols (BB&N)Concord AcademyThe Dalton SchoolKing’s Academy (Jordan)Lakeside, and Punahou.

 

Ayako Anderson

Global Online Academy Site Director At nobles since 2008

Ayako (Aya) Anderson has been teaching Japanese at Nobles since 2008. She extended her classroom to Global Online Academy in 2012, where she designed and launched Japanese Language through Culture. In addition to her role as a brick-and-mortar and online teacher, she is involved in diversity, equity and inclusion work as a faculty advisor for the Asian student affinity group (A2A) and Big Sibling Program at Nobles. Anderson earned her M.A. in Japanese Pedagogy from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University in 2018. Most recently, she taught Japanese at Harvard Summer School in 2019. When she is not teaching, she enjoys painting and cooking.

Ayako (Aya) Anderson has been teaching Japanese at Nobles since 2008. She extended her classroom to Global Online Academy in 2012, where she designed and launched Japanese Language through Culture. In addition to her role as a brick-and-mortar and online teacher, she is involved in diversity, equity and inclusion work as a faculty advisor for the Asian student affinity group (A2A) and Big Sibling Program at Nobles. Anderson earned her M.A. in Japanese Pedagogy from the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Columbia University in 2018. Most recently, she taught Japanese at Harvard Summer School in 2019. When she is not teaching, she enjoys painting and cooking.