Students take GOA courses for credit at CCES. GOA course workload and course intensity is equivalent to courses taken on our campus. Unlike many online courses, students are not passive receptors of pre-recorded lectures from their teachers. Instead, students collaborate on challenging and interesting projects with students from around the world. They are also expected to manage their workload and time effectively to support the asynchronous nature of the courses.
CCES Upper School Students are currently taking three year-long courses for the 2016-17 school year, Medical Problem Solving, Abnormal Psychology, and Japanese Language through Culture. Courses during the first semester include, 9/11 in a Global Context, Medical Problem Solving, Water: From Inquiry to Action, Global Health, Graphic Design, Filmmaking, and iOS App Design. Semester II courses include Neuropsychology, Music Theory and Digital Composition, Abnormal Psychology, Gender Studies, Intro into Psychology, 9/11 in a Global Context, Medical Problem Solving, and Fiction Writing.
GOA maintains excellence through rigorous teacher training, building on the best practices and values of leading independent schools - and by ensuring classrooms stay at a small size that fosters strong teacher-student relationships and student-to-student collaboration and interaction. One CCES faculty member is part of the esteemed group of GOA Instructors in 2016-17, offering courses in Introduction to Psychology and Abnormal Psychology.
With Global Online Academy, teachers and students can share their voice on a global stage, improving learning and enabling the pursuit of individual passions.
Contact CCES GOA Site Director: Paulette Unger, 864.299.1522 x1251 or at firstname.lastname@example.org