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May 12, 2021

KO Students Earn Global Online Academy Citation

Alyssa Temkin ’23 and Elias Brandt ’23 were selected from more than 400 presentations to receive a GOA Citation from the Global Online Academy.  Citations are awarded by GOA and member school faculty to those presentations that best represent the goals of the conference: 1) Raising awareness, 2) Promoting grassroots action, 3) Promoting institutional change. 


The presentations were: Alyssa Temkin: How Has Social Media Deteriorated Adolescents Mental Health?
Elias Brandt: How can we implement solutions to reduce the effects of extreme weather events resulting from climate change?

The Catalyst Conference is a global, online event for students in the GOA consortium to share projects designed to spark change in their communities. Each presentation is the culmination of a capstone project that asked students to transform learning from their courses into research-based solutions for real-world issues. 


The mission at Global Online Academy is to reimagine learning to empower students and educators to thrive in a globally networked society. GOA fosters new and effective ways for students to learn, through best practices in education, and promotes students’ global awareness and understanding by creating truly diverse, worldwide, online communities. Learn more: globalonlineacademy.org 


Kingswood Oxford is a member of GOA, a consortium of independent schools from around the world. Through an expansive offering of online courses, students can study at one of the 65 member institutions, including:
King’s Academy in Jordan, International School of Beijing in China, Jakarta International School in Indonesia, and Eton College in the United Kingdom. Global Online Academy offers an array of courses and a fully supportive digital experience.


KO students work with students from thousands of miles away and study online courses like Bioethics, Game Theory, Medical Problem Solving, or Japanese to name a few. Students gain new perspectives, greater responsibility, confidence, and analytical skills in our increasingly inter-related world. 

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