Mr. Thrower is constantly looking for ways to engage students. One of his favorite classroom activities uses a simple PowerPoint that includes students’ educational and career goals. “Learning more about students’ life goals is fascinating ... to see the diversity and personalities of our student body,” he says. “In addition, it allows me to cater content to these interests to help teach or motivate students.
“Great Lakes Learning Academy is an online institution and therefore should prepare students with a high degree of digital and technical competence, ideal for our modern world, while at the same time teaching them core competencies to prepare [them] for career, college, or civic life.”