During these challenging times, our school alumni are a source of tremendous pride and inspiration for our school.
They are involved in so many different activities that model the value oftikkun olamthat we hold dear at Schechter/Golda Och Academy. We love hearing personal and professional news from our alumni and staying connected as a close community.
This special GOA bond connects all of us together – alumni, students, faculty, current school parents, alumni parents, grandparents, and friends. We are all grateful for our special kehillah that gives us strength in these times.
Looking for inspiration on how to spice up your seder? Want to stay fit with some Passover-themed yoga poses? Our faculty has teamed up to offer creative live and recorded sessions to help you navigate your day and prep for Pesach!
School community rises to the challenges of remote instruction
Teachers employ ‘creativity, flexibility’ for academic success By Adam Shapiro
“Accomplishing this metamorphosis required a total team effort. Classroom instruction shifted online to Zoom and Google Meet, our students had to shift their thinking and approach, and many of our tech-savvy parents stepped in to provide support and guidance in this new frontier. This collaboration has been inspirational and highlighted the importance of our home-school partnership.
"Our teachers are superheroes. Like the majority of adults in our country, teachers began their own “work from home” journeys just a few short weeks ago. The problem, however, is that the majority of teachers did not choose the profession in order to teach through a computer screen. By definition, educators are social creatures who thrive on interactions with students. This new reality that included working remotely, teaching on an unfamiliar platform, and balancing responsibilities at home with their newfound commitments at work could have proved to be an unsuccessful endeavor. Yet we have seen the opposite to be true."