Online Instructor, Friday Institute for Educational Innovation, NC State
Krause Center for Innovation, Foothill College
Linda has been a member of My eCoach since 2005. She is currently part of a nationwide educational reform movement toward small, focused high schools that have chosen the New Tech approach of project-based learning. Linda primarily works with the teachers coaching them through their projects and helping them learn to integrate technology and PBL.
Oakland Unified School District is an urban district that is trying everything they can to stop students from dropping out. Madison Middle School is in East Oakland with a determined principal who wants to make a difference in their children’s lives.
Teachers were working hard and test scores were improving, but students were not motivated to learn. The lessons needed to be more rigorous and engaging. The teacher turnover rate was too high. The principal, Dr. Lucinda Taylor, not only wanted to increase student achievement and improve student engagement, she wanted to ... more...