Saltus Expands Online Learning Opportunities

February 23, 2022

Saltus Grammar School has recently expanded its course offerings for Middle and Senior School students, becoming a member of the internationally recognised Global Online Academy [GOA].

A spokesperson said, “Global Online Academy is an international consortium of leading independent schools that unites behind a common mission: to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. Course curriculum is offered online and varies in length and complexity.

“On-demand flex courses are also available to Saltus Faculty to supplement their in-classroom learning. By becoming a member school, Saltus will both expand the course offerings and learning experiences available to students and provide them with the opportunity to explore a passion or topic of interest with other students from around the world.

Deryn Lavell, Head of School, said that “this is an exceptional opportunity for Saltus and an extraordinary opportunity for our community to provide online learning pathways for students, transformative professional development for teachers, and to join a global network of schools and educators doing the same.”

Ann Paynter, Director of Academic Organisation, who is also the Site Director for GOA at Saltus said that “creating the opportunity through GOA to leverage technology and modern learning skills, supports Saltus in its quest to prepare students for college and beyond. Having the opportunity to study from over 50 GOA courses such as: Arts Entrepreneurship, Introduction to Investments, Bioethics, Creative Writing, Game Theory, and Introduction to Artificial Intelligence also allows our students to follow their passion.”

Students from Middle and Senior School have already been involved in Global Online Academy courses such as ‘Lies Data Tell us’ and ‘Designing Excellent Questions’, to enrich and extend the student experience in the classroom.

One SGY2 student, who is presently taking a 14-week Architecture course stated, “It’s an amazing experience to work with my classmates, who are from all over the world. I enjoy the assignments, and I can do them in my own time and in my own way. The course is rigorous and hands on. I’m really learning how to be independent and manage my time. Architecture is an area I’d like to pursue at university and can’t wait to develop my understanding further.”

The school added, “As a proud new member of GOA, Saltus has joined a network of leading independent schools that is proactively defining this niche, discovering, and designing new ways to learn, and elevating teaching practices.

“Thanks to GOA’s one-of-a-kind classes and professional development courses – not ordinarily available at Saltus – community members can explore new ideas and deepen their passions, anytime, anywhere.

“For more information about Global Online Academy at Saltus visit our website.”

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