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Meet the Author

jamiee schwan

Ross Elementary

San Diego City Schools

English/Language Arts
History/Social Science
Physical Ed
My Marketing Text
 I have created this profile to collaborate with my team members in Technology Foundations 600A at National University and as a future professional resource in my teaching career.

My Philosophy
I believe that every child can learn.  Despite any social, emotional, economical, physical and/or psychological problems the student might be experiencing, I strive everyday to have the students in my class leave school feeling hopeful and successful.

My Community

The last 8 years I have taught First Grade at Ross Elementary in the San Diego Unified School District.  Before that I worked for 5 years as a primary grade teacher at Chollas Elementary.  Both school communities are rich in culture and I have enjoyed using ESL strategies as well as technology to help my learners. 

My Environment
The school I currently teach at, Ross Elementary, has approximately 300 students.  Our school is small and we have a lot of parent and community involvement.  This year with the help of a grant we are able to continue class size reduction in all the primary grades, with the max being 18 students. 

My Roles and Responsibilities

I feel that my role as a first grade teacher, is not only to teach reading and math, but to help the children develop a love of learning.  Their early years in school and the attitudes and feelings they develop are so crucial in their future academic success. 

Original Author

Barbara Bray
Certificated eCoaches Promotion Text
I created eCoach to support learning anywhere, anytime. I train and coach eCoaches, focus on online facilitation skills, extend face-to-face learning and enjoy designing content. Some projects I want to share include:
Web 2.0, Earthquakes, Lesson Study, and Digital Video Production

My Marketing Text

Website: http://barbarabray.net

Co-Founder: Personalize Learning http://www.personalizelearning.com

Co-author: Book: Make Learning Personal
President/Owner, My eCoach http://my-ecoach.com
Micro Awardee - Make Me a Million $ Competition
Writer, Professional Development Column OnCUE
ISTE SigILT Past Professional Development Chair
Google Certified Teacher 06

Twitter: bbray27
LinkedIn: barbarabray
Facebook: barbara.bray

Google+  +Barbara Bray


My Philosophy

Being part of a "community of practice", teachers, administrators, students, anyone can collaborate and share and learn from each other. I have met good teachers around the country who feel isolated and want to connect with others like themselves. I created My eCoach® to have an online safe environment that builds communities through coaching and mentoring programs. I wanted to harness the power of the Internet to make a learning community where everyone shares ideas and resources and helps each other so they do not reinvent the wheel over and over again. My focus has been "Making Learning Personal" and the only way to engage learners is to hand them the keys so they drive their learning.

My Community
The San Francisco bay area is a very diverse community with a exciting mixture of ethnic groups, delicious eateries, and lots of things to do. We have the best weather and climate and from the East Bay we have the best view of the city. My eCoach® offers anyone an online community where learning and sharing can happen at anytime from anywhere.

My Environment
The My eCoach environment changes often where groups start their own communities for their school, district, online course, cancer support group, book club, almost anything.

My Roles and Responsibilities

My role is to provide the infrastructure for My eCoach and to make sure everything is working. I am co-founder of Personalize Learning, LLC so I write, present, design new materials, and coach. I also am responsible for maintaining my website, Rethinking Learning.