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ILPs: An integral part of successful Professional Development

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:13 PM
Individual Learning Plans (ILPs)
An integral part of successful Professional Development
ILP
My eCoach created a Technology Use Assessment in the 1990s for teachers to generate their Individual Learning Plans (ILPs). This included a list of learning opportunities that were based on a scope and sequence aligned to NETS. All of this started with Concerns-Based Adoptions Model (CBAM) and how we accept change.*

ILPs ensure a successful coaching program. Currently our ILPs are available to all My eCoach members and work best if the user is part of a team with an eCoach who can provide ongoing feedback. ...   more...
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November Facebook Contest Winners!

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:12 PM
Our November contest asked people to become fans of our Facebook Fan Page. We had some great response and randomly chose 4 lucky winners:
My eCoach Fan Page
  • Diane Chen: A copy of FableVision's Animation-ish
  • Cathy Keck: $25 Amazon.com gift card
  • Bobbi Kurshan and Ann Lumm: Individual Lifetime Memberships to My eCoach
Missed out on the contest but want continual updates? Facebook is free to join. Once you have an account, go to this link and click on "Become a Fan" on the top. Then tell your Facebook friends by going to our Fan Page and clicking on "Suggest to Friends."    more...
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Giving Thanks: Project and Survey

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:12 PM
Giving Thanks: Project and SurveyThanksgiving turkey
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Comments: 1   Last Comment By small Barbara Bray  November 23, 2009 -- 01:08 PM

My eCoach services are covered by EETT funding

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:11 PM
My eCoach services are covered by EETT funding

EETT grant.orgWhat is EETT?
EETT is a 2-year grant. A minimum of 25 percent of the total grant award must be spent on that provides teachers with the capacity to high-quality professional developmentintegrate technology effectively into curricula and instruction to promote student achievement. more...

How can My eCoach help?
If you have EETT funding or are going to apply for other educational grant funding, then write My eCoach into your grant. Our services directly match EETT (and other) grant requirements and have been successful in similar programs worldwide. ...   more...
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Leadership Coaching Scholarship

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:10 PM
Leadership Coaching Scholarship
Apply 11/20/09 through 12/31/09

Do you have a coaching program where your literacy, math, or technology coach needs an online community and support to supplement their face-to-face coaching? We are offering a coaching scholarship to one school or district that includes:
  • virtual training for one coach to become the eCoach
  • lifetime memberships for the eCoach and ten teachers
  • a team with coaching tools for three years
  • five hours virtual coaching for the eCoach
To apply for this scholarship, you must: Leadership Team
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Educational News, Grants and Updates

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:09 PM
Noteworthy updates from the educational communityTopEducatorAward
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Featured Project: Noemi Ban's Journey to Taipei American School (TAS)

By Sara Zimmerman      November 19, 2009 -- 02:07 PM
Noemi Ban's Journey to Taipei American School (TAS)

NoemiBan Last month we featured a blog by eCoach Ken Bakken about his trip escorting Holocaust survivor, Noemi Ban, to Taipei to talk with students about her Holocaust experience. Ken created Noemi Ban's Journey to Taipei American School (TAS) as an interactive project documenting Noemi's trip and as a place to host student reflections.

The project Ken created in our Universal Builder discusses how Ms. Ban spoke to over a thousand students and parents during her four day visit. Her impact on the students was inspirational and life changing for many. It includes podcasts of Ms. Ban's answers to student ...   more...
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New features and updates

By Sara Zimmerman      November 18, 2009 -- 02:26 PM
We are constantly adding new features and doing updates to ensure our community has effective tools for learning, publishing, sharing and communicating. Here are some of our most recent:
  • Share your blog or your project on Twitter and Facebook. Projects: share by selecting the networking buttons from the sidebar. Blogs: share by selecting networking buttons beneath each post.
  • New team reporting tools are available for team managers to view activities of members by type of team tool and by specific dates. You can now view the number of blog and forum posts, comments, and replies.
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