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Meet the Authors

Barbara Bray
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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:

Instructional Development Timeline, Romeo and Juliet vs American Me, Earthquakes, Lesson Study, Free Study Skills, Sumerian Scavenger Hunt, The Writing Process Demystified and Digital Video Production

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Website: Rethinking Learning

Podcast: Conversations on Learning

Co-author: Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning
President/Owner, My eCoach
Micro Awardee - Make Me a Million $ Competition
Writer, 1998-2015, Professional Development Column OnCUE
ISTE SigILT Past Professional Development Chair
Google Certified Teacher 06

Twitter: bbray27
LinkedIn: barbarabray
Facebook: barbara.bray

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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

I write, present, design new materials, and coach. I blog and maintain my website, Rethinking Learning and host my podcast, Conversations on Learning. I provide the infrastructure for My eCoach and to coach teachers in specific programs in My eCoach.

Leah Jensen

Oakland Unified School District

English/Language Arts
History/Social Science
Fine Arts
Foreign Language
Home Economics
Industrial Arts
Physical Ed
Performing Arts
My Roles and Responsibilities

My roles include working 1:1 with teachers in the classroom on integrating technology into projects, lessons and professional practices.  I also explore new electronic learning devices making their way in the educational market and determing how they can enhance student achievement in the classroom.  With my team (there are 3 of us!), we engage in planning with school sites to create a long term tech plan that drives purchases to prevent 'piece mealing'.

San Francisco State University

University Faculty
My Philosophy
If I want to learn to solve problems and teach my students too, then I have to create opportunities for them to practice describing and solving real problems. I use project- based learning to ground the skills and knowledge in real world relevance. I love stories, metaphors and mysteries. I enjoy digital storytelling projects where students create rich stories with pictures, video, music and voice.

My Community
As professor of Instructional Technologies at San Francisco State University, I teach courses in graphics, visual communication, digital multimedia and curriculum technology integration as well as courses for technology coordinators.

My Environment
In Instructional technologies in the College of Education our students are graduates seeking a masters degree in Instructional design and development or they are teachers who will become technology coordinators. I also coordinate the courses in technology integration for pre-service teachers.

My Roles and Responsibilities
One of my favorite courses is Computer Resource Specialist for teachers who will be doing technology training and coordination in the schools. The syllabus is on this site.