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New Survey Feature

By Barbara Bray      September 19, 2006 -- 03:50 PM
Would you like a survey feature in My eCoach? Yes or No.

Guess what? It’s here. We created a survey tool that can stand-alone or be part of a project. Just click Surveys on the left navigation bar to create your own.

You may be invited to take a survey. We would like to invite you to take our Fall 06 Survey to give us feedback on the direction of the My eCoach community. This way you can see how it looks. The survey is anonymous unless you share your name. The survey is for members and those who have used My eCoach. You can also get to this survey by going to your Survey Home to My eCoach Staff ...   more...
Comments: 5   Last Comment By small Barbara Bray  November 6, 2006 -- 08:06 AM

Forest Hills One-to-One Initiative

By Barbara Bray      September 1, 2006 -- 09:40 AM
Forest Hills School District in Cincinnati, Ohio, has a one-to-one laptop initiative with tablet PCs supported by a coaching and mentoring program for nine schools: 6 elementary, 1 middle, and 2 high schools. Twelve teachers and media specialists signed up as eCoaches and attended several workshops including a three day training end of August and September by Barbara. Cary Harrod as the League eCoach will provide support for each of ...   more...
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Leadership Program at SDCOE

By Barbara Bray      August 24, 2006 -- 06:09 AM

San Diego County Office of Education provides leadership training as part of the principal certification program. eCoach Cynthia Sistek-Chandler led Team A along with the support of Ward Smith as the "trailblazing team" for the NEW AB75 (now AB430) curriculum. Sheri Barker, Director of Leadership Services, provided direction while Cynthia adapted a comprehensive curriculum folded into a very full three days. All AB75/430 participants are required to complete all seat time (24 hours) and practicum hours (16-20 hours), totaling 40 hours for Module 3.

As the first team, Team A was ...   more...

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Chill Out in Chillicothe

By Barbara Bray      August 15, 2006 -- 12:37 PM
Meet a new league in the eCoach community: The Hornets from Chillicothe RII Schools in Chillicothe, Missouri. Anne Jeschke, participated last year with eMINTS and again this year with the Veterans eMINTS teachers. Anne won our raffle at NECC in San Diego - YEAH!! This gave Anne eCoach training at our site in California for two eCoaches and to set up 3 teams for a total ...   more...
Comments: 2   Last Comment By Janice Friesen  October 6, 2006 -- 04:29 PM

Earn While You Learn (EWYL)

By Barbara Bray      July 29, 2006 -- 05:20 PM
Read the CTAP Portical Article on the Earn While You Learn Institute. They’ve called the EWYL  institute "A professional development model worth thinking about."

The Foothill College Krause Center for Innovation Earn While Your Learn and Earn (EWYL) While You Learn Fellows Institutes provide K-12 teachers with the opportunity to engage in yearlong technology integration staff development.

Participants for the Earn While You Learn Program are chosen through a competitive application from our LINC (Learning in New ...   more...

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Enjoyed NECC in San Diego

By Barbara Bray      July 5, 2006 -- 06:00 AM
Great times were had by all - presentations, fireworks, meeting new friends, hugging old friends, and will have wonderful stories to tell. Saw the fireworks with thousands of other NECC friends on a beautiful clear night. Lots of activities:
  • Wed workshop 12:30-3:30 on Learning Communities for some wonderful people.
  • Wed poster session 1:30-3:30 on Projects by Trena Noval with Ken Bakken’s help
  • Friday session 10-11 on Indigenous People and Culture with James Smith, Sylvester Robertson, and Michelle Williams - Room 29C
  • Ongoing presentations in our booths 2926 & 2928: Teachers and eCoaches ...   more...
Comments: 3   Last Comment By small James  August 18, 2006 -- 10:22 AM

My eCoach To Create a Builder for the New Teacher Center

By Barbara Bray      July 1, 2006 -- 07:19 AM
My eCoach is working with the New Teacher Center (NTC)  at the University of California Santa Cruz (UCSC) to develop a new online environment and toolkit for coaching school administrators.






My eCoach will work closely with NTC ’s School Leadership Development Division to plan, design, and develop an Individual Development Plan builder (IDP). The new IDP builder will allow NTC coaches to virtually coach individual new administrators. Administrators will take a Pre-Assessment Survey based on the California Professional Standards For Educational Leaders (CPSELS), and use survey results and ...   more...
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My eCoach and Pinellas County Schools, FL

By Barbara Bray      June 27, 2006 -- 09:41 AM
My eCoach is very lucky to be part of the EETT grant with Pinellas County Schools, Florida. We are working with up to 38 e-Mentors as they develop technology integrated, project-based curriculum with 109 teachers and administrators. Public Post

e-Mentors are part of six teams that include one or more representatives from Pinellas Park Elementary, Morgan Fitzgerald Middle and Pinellas Park High schools. Projects are around science-based themes where they develop real-world project-based learning activities: Ecology, Life Processes, Living Interactions, Weather, Habitats, Florida Environment ...   more...
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eCoach Certification Institutes

By Barbara Bray      June 23, 2006 -- 09:29 PM
Why would you want to be an eCoach? eCoaches have online coaching tools to manage and coordinate their teams. They may be on-site coaches or mentors or even trainers who want to extend their face-to-face meetings and build an online learning community. Join us at the eCoach Certification Institute on July 24th through July 26th at the eCoach office in Oakland, California.

There are multiple ways to meet your learning goals. Most professional development involves workshops and coaching. Setting up a workshop takes lots of planning, at least three hours for every hour of a workshop. Workshops ...   more...
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New Team Manager

By Barbara Bray      June 20, 2006 -- 09:18 PM
Looking for a way to personalize your team information? How about creating a course announcement page? My eCoach offers the tools and features teams need to build their own learning community.

Now eCoaches can control and manage their teams using the new team management tools. For each team you are the eCoach, you can create a team page with announcements, links, list of courses, and whatever else you might want for your team






The Team Manager has a team content editor that allows you ...   more...
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