Student Program

The Catalyst Capstone Exhibition

A Global Student Exhibition of Learning

The Catalyst Capstone Exhibition invites students to share, connect, and demonstrate the application of their skills to the real world.

GOA wants all students to cultivate agency in their learning.

At GOA, student agency means students have opportunities to express choice and voice in what, when, and how they demonstrate learning. The Catalyst Capstone Exhibition is a vehicle for meeting that goal. With Catalyst, students have the opportunity to demonstrate how they have applied the skills and concepts learned in their course to the real world.

This year, as we embark on our seventh year of Catalyst, we are initiating a two-year plan to adopt the Catalyst Capstone Exhibition as the culminating learning event for all GOA courses. In Semester 1 of the 2021-22 school year, students in several GOA courses participated in piloting a new format for the exhibition. In Semester 2, the Catalyst Exhibition will include students from many GOA courses as well as students from participating member schools.

Member school teachers who are eager to participate, should fill out this initial interest form so that we can reach out to them with further information as it becomes available.

The Essentials

  • GOA will open enrollment for member school Catalyst participants on March 1, 2022, via this page. Within 48-hours of the teacher or site director enrolling the students, all teachers and students will have access to resources and activities that they can use throughout the months of March and April at whatever pace the teacher decides. These resources are meant to support your class as it works toward the exhibition.
  • Students should submit their project by April 18, 2022. Submission will happen in that same Canvas space.
  • The Semester 2 Catalyst Exhibition will take place April 21-25, 2022. Students and teachers will access the exhibition through the same Canvas space where they will have accessed resources leading up to the exhibition.

The Semester 2 Catalyst Exhibition will allow teachers at GOA member schools to use GOA’s research project guidelines with their own students and participate in an online learning event where students display their work and explore presentations from peers around the globe.

Join us April 21-25, 2022

The Catalyst Capstone Exhibition features student projects from around the world.

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