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21st Century Skills


21st Century Skills Recently—actually, for a long time—I have been thinking about the necessary skills for economic survival and well being in the 21st century. I have also thought, on more than one occasion, whether business interests should dictate the curriculum in schools. (More on that later.) Defining the skills depends on who is doing the defining, of course, whether it is a business, a school board in Alaska, or a parent group tired of standardized tests. In general, the skills have been separated from the curriculum; they receive attention after the fact, that is, after the curriculum has been established. ......

21st Century Skills2015-02-02T17:35:43-04:00

Improvements and Updates at Obridge Academy


At Obridge Academy, we are constantly thinking of ways to improve instruction and resultant student learning. A significant part of improving learning and the overall educational experience is the Learning Management System (LMS). An LMS is the system that allows online learning to take place. Until now, Obridge students have been using the iStudy, or the eLearning LMS. Beginning at the end of this school year we will be using Blackboard as our LMS. Blackboard is recognized throughout the educational world as the best LMS; it is used all over the world in colleges, learning centers and schools, both for dedicated ......

Improvements and Updates at Obridge Academy2014-05-29T17:29:00-04:00

Q&A With Obridge Academy Head of School


Each Wednesday at 11am Obridge Academy's Head of School conducts a Q&A with new and existing students to provide an orientation and answer questions. Join us each week to meet a new student or connect with fellow students. The meeting is open to all existing students, parents, and teachers.  If you are part of the Obridge Academy family, join us at this time!  

Q&A With Obridge Academy Head of School2014-05-16T16:14:50-04:00

Google Community for Students & Parents


Join our online Google Community for parents and students here: https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/110372859748543834780 This community offers a place for you and your family to participate in online learning interaction with other students from Obridge Academy. Stay tuned, more information will be posted to this site as more people participate.

Google Community for Students & Parents2014-05-02T15:36:43-04:00

A Refuge from School Violence


As the stories of school violence continue, we share the devastation others must feel when children are harmed for senseless reasons. As school violence continues, studying online is a welcome refuge from a physical and often dangerous school setting. Parents who homeschool their children have always known this, and being able to control the environment for education is key to safety. From the days when children worked the farm and studied by the fireplace, a close connection to family and home is a safe and stimulating environment to encourage learning, discovery and self-fulfillment. For many parents, school safety is a concern ......

A Refuge from School Violence2014-04-16T14:11:37-04:00

Obridge Academy Guidance Sessions


Obridge Academy Guidance Sessions 7-9 p.m. EST on December 9 Obridge is beginning monthly online guidance sessions to assist you with planning your life after high school. Ms. Kemberli Mayo, a certified school counselor, will be online to answer your questions, give advice and provide resources once a month. You can join in the conversation or submit questions viagra in stores via email. Please join Ms. Mayo for an informative session that can have positive results for your future!!

Obridge Academy Guidance Sessions2014-04-03T15:24:36-04:00



We hear daily from parents who have had enough. They have had enough of their kids being pushed or abused verbally, picked on or insulted. In most cases a school district is helpless, or cannot help, or perhaps for other reasons, does not help. Bullying can be a complex topic, and it takes courage to overcome it at every level. At Obridge Academy, we look at films like Bully and we are shocked with the rest of the nation of what humans are capable of doing to each other. There is a solution. Send your child to an online school. It ......


Teachers & Skype


Need to reach a teacher? Connect on Skype: A list of teacher Skype IDs: ms_mclaurin_obridge – High School English ms_goodson_obridge – Middle School English ms_cruz_obridge – High School Math ms_congleton_obridge – Middle School Math mr_cammarota_obridge – High School Science mr_congleton_obridge – Middle School Science mr_spencer_obridge – High School Social Studies ms_dilger_obridge – Electives mr_ruisi_obridge – Computer Science ms_mayo_obridge – Spanish mr_benohoud_obridge – French ms_bauer_obridge – Student Services ms_yang_obridge – LMS Support

Teachers & Skype2014-02-22T15:56:13-04:00

Foreign Language Mandarin Chinese Summer Program


This summer, you can earn half a high school credit through a four-week, intensive Mandarin Chinese course at Friends Academy. Check out the details here.

Foreign Language Mandarin Chinese Summer Program2014-02-19T17:17:00-04:00

Online Learning: A Paradigm Shift in Education


(This is the first in a weekly blog entry. The next one will deal with 21st century learning skills.)     Dr. Thomas Kuhn, then a professor at Harvard University, coined the term paradigm shift in his 1962 book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Kuhn claimed that science did not exist on a continuum, but rather underwent a shift that changed a fundamental approach and a way of thinking about something. This change is perhaps best described as a volcanic eruption that alters a landscape, or reveals a feature never before seen, rather than the gradual change that occurs over time. The ......

Online Learning: A Paradigm Shift in Education2014-02-19T17:04:52-04:00