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Academic Partnerships

Global Village Partnerships
Global Village Academies have received significant support through the Foreign Language Assistance Program, and for other programs, evaluations, and partnerships. Support has come from Dr. Madeline Springer of the University of Arizona (a Language Flagship University), Ms. Amy McAllister of the Denver Confucius Institute, Dr. Myriam Met, former Director of the National Foreign Language Center, and Dr. Kathryn Lindholm-Leary, ESL Consultant, Professor, San Jose University.
 
Local Networks and Partnerships
University of Colorado Foreign Language Center, Dr. Mark Knowles
Denver University Foreign Language Center, Dr. Kathy Mahnke
Colorado League of Charter Schools
University of Northern Colorado (Teacher preparation program)
 
National and International Partnerships
American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL)
American Association of Teachers of Spanish and Portuguese
Asia Society and Confucius Institute -- GVA has been named 2014 Confucius Classroom Program of the Year
Asia Society, International Studies Support Network, GVA is a member
Beijing Foreign Languages School (GVA sister school)
The Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA)
Center for Applied Linguistics CAL/CAIS Institute
Chinese Language Association of Secondary-Elementary Schools
The Council on 21st Century Learning
Coverdell World Wise Schools
GVA is an International Spanish Academy through the Ministry of Education of Spain
Hanban (Chinese National Office for Teaching Chinese as a Foreign Language)
Joint National Committee for Languages
The National Council for Languages and International Studies
The University of Oregon and UCLA Language Flagships (FLAP partners)
The National Foreign Language Center, University of Maryland, (STARTALK Programs)


Newtech Networks
 
Global Village Academies are proud to be the first Colorado partners with the renowned NewTech Network project based learning program. NewTech has been featured on national tv networks and reviewed by Education Week as one of the top innovation school networks in the U.S. 
 
Founded in Napa, California, in 1996, New Tech is made up of 160 schools in 26 states and Australia. 
 
New Tech Network works nationwide with schools, districts and communities to develop innovative public schools. It provides services and support that enable schools to fundamentally rethink teaching and learning. The goal is to enable students to gain the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in life, college and the careers of tomorrow.
 
"If someone asks, I tell them that my school makes sense. The projects relate to the real world, so I never have to ask "why am I learning this?" It’s challenging but in a good way. The way we integrate technology and presentations gives us skills we will use forever. Our school really prepares us for what comes next."
Senior, Napa New Technology High School
 
The New Tech design provides an instructional approach centered on project-based learning, a culture that empowers students and teachers, and integrated technology in the classroom. Our hands-on, multi-year approach gives schools structure and support to ensure long-term success.