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Virtual Testing Accommodations (VTA)

2020-02-06T13:00:31-04:00

Obridge Academy’s Director of Student Services, Kristin Bestler, was in attendance at the BbWorld Conference in Orlando to accept the 2018 Blackboard Catalyst Award for Student Success. This award recognizes individuals and/or institutions whose creative program application has led to increased retention, increased completion, and/or improved outcomes through the implementation of new academic and/or administrative resources, data analytics solutions, scalable advising and intervention strategies, student support programs, and more. For more on the Blackboard Catalyst Awards, please visit the awards website at: https://community.blackboard.com/groups/catalystawards At Obridge, we understand the challenge of providing access to meaningful support services in a virtual environment. Our ......

Virtual Testing Accommodations (VTA)2020-02-06T13:00:31-04:00

Obridge Academy Team Wins Blackboard Catalyst Award

2020-01-22T09:45:26-04:00

News Release CONTACTS Kristin Bestler Obridge Academy Director of Student Services 516-864-4581, kristin.bestler@obrigeacademy.com Shawnee Cohn, Blackboard 240-888-5687, shawnee.cohn@Blackboard.com   Obridge Academy Team Wins Blackboard Catalyst Award  Team Recognized for Student Success Hicksville, NY – June 18, 2018 – Staff from Obridge Academy have been named winners of the Blackboard Catalyst Award for Student Success which honors individuals and/or institutions whose creative program application has led to increased retention, increased completion, and/or improved outcomes through the implementation of new academic and/or administrative resources, data analytics solutions, scalable advising and intervention strategies, student support programs, and more. Founded in 2005, the annual Catalyst ......

Obridge Academy Team Wins Blackboard Catalyst Award2020-01-22T09:45:26-04:00

Fear and Flexibility: Barriers to Persistence and Pathways to Success

2017-09-20T13:22:11-04:00

As the new Head of School at Obridge, I am excited to exchange insights with colleagues and students throughout this shared experience. I am passionate about the education of our youth, and about what it takes to help all students be successful. Having spent a good portion of my career in higher education, I have witnessed first-hand the unsettling decline in college enrollment. There have of course emerged several theories as to why this is happening. Factors that impede a student’s choice to pursue a college degree often include financial strain, the need to begin working, or the necessity to contribute ......

Fear and Flexibility: Barriers to Persistence and Pathways to Success2017-09-20T13:22:11-04:00

Testing: a Dirty Word?

2015-06-08T23:23:27-04:00

Tests come in many forms, from the standardized tests given to millions of students each year, to a complex series of routines that a doctor puts you through when you complain of a pain. Sports tryouts are also a sort of test because your skills are compared to others and someone—a coach—makes a decision based on the outcome. Tests are part of life. They are unavoidable. All of life is a test. But are standardized tests in school necessary? In short, NO. At least as currently conceived. I hope you didn’t think that teachers in schools where students actually study design ......

Testing: a Dirty Word?2015-06-08T23:23:27-04:00