Learning Plans (ILPs) help learners define their learning goals and the
action steps needed to meet those goals. An ILP can be set up for one
or more goals with evidence of where the individual is currently and
where they plan to be by a specific date toward meeting those goals.
Individuals can create multiple ILPs for different goals. If the
individual is part of an online coaching program, their eCoach or online mentor/coach can
monitor their progress as they meet their goals with ongoing feedback. The reason why I found ILPs to be helpful was how they personalized the learning ... more...
I started doing research on adult learners and change in the early 90's for my Masters and am surprised that
we still have the same issues today. Have you ever heard of CBAM
(Concerns-Based Adoption Model)? Whenever there's an innovation of some kind, people
take to it at different levels. This is called Stages of Concern.
Iím using Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, and My eCoach for connections to family, friends and colleagues. Yet, something is happening about how my connections are working for me and My eCoach. I am noticing that when I post something to Twitter someone might retweet it. Thatís when you see RT in front of your @twittername and the information you posted earlier reposted by someone else.
Iíve uploaded a post with a link to Twitter only to have it be retweeted several times and show up on my page again but now associated with someone else. Iíve even seen it appear in my status updates and/or ... more...
Last Comment By Barbara Bray November 9, 2009 -- 07:31 AM
How can you provide professional development on a tight budget? U.S. schools are looking for ways to trim their budgets and professional development is on the top of many lists to cut. If we want to find and retain high quality teachers and administrators in our schools, we have to start thinking creatively. There are innovative ways to use technology as an inexpensive professional development solution.
At the Edublogger Con at the National Education Computer Conference 2009 (NECC) in Washington D.C. this past June, there was a discussion group on professional development with about thirty teachers ... more...
We set up a new leadership team in My eCoach, mainly because we have been receiving support requests from new and veteran principals. The question that keeps coming up from many of these leaders is how to build a positive school climate especially with all the budget woes, teacher layoffs, and violence happening in schools today.
Schools represent people serving people. Administrators need to come from the heart. What I mean is that the key task of the leader is to get inside the ethical culture of their school and the school community. Leaders and their staff can be more productive when they ... more...