Student Program

The Catalyst Exhibition

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A Global Student Exhibition of Learning

The Catalyst 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 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 Exhibition as the culminating learning event for all GOA courses. 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.

Semester 1 & 2

Join us December 7-11 and April 18-22 for The Catalyst Exhibition!

Semester 1 dates:

  • Students should submit their projects by December 5, 2023.
  • The Semester 1 Catalyst Exhibition will take place December 7-11, 2023.

Semester 2 dates:

  • Students should submit their projects by April 16, 2024.
  • The Semester 2 Catalyst Exhibition will take place April 18-22, 2024.

The specific guidelines of Catalyst projects vary by course, but there is a common prompt that each student responds to: Take concepts and skills learned in your course to share and live out a real-world project.

The Catalyst Exhibition allows 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.

Learn more about the process here.

Student Projects

The Catalyst Exhibition features student projects from around the world. Click the image below to explore past projects.

The Catalyst Exhibition

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