Resources to Support Educators, Families, At-Home Workers, and Care-Givers During the Pandemic
Meet the Authors

Barbara Bray
My Philosophy

Being part of a "community of learners" where teachers, administrators, students, anyone can collaborate and share and learn from each other. I created My eCoach 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 on "Making Learning Personal" to empower learners to develop agency. Now it's going deeper with defining your WHY.

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. 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 courses, church groups, cancer support groups, book clubs, movie clubs, and almost anything.

My Roles and Responsibilities

I write, present, keynote, facilitate workshops, design new materials, and coach individuals and groups to help Define Your WHY.. I blog on my website, Rethinking Learning and host my podcast, Conversations on Learning. I also co-host the #rethink_learning Twitter chat every other Monday 4p PT, 7p ET.


How you can connect with me:

Website: Rethinking Learning
Podcast: Conversations on Learning

Author: Define Your Why
Co-author: Make Learning Personal &
How to Personalize Learning

Owner/Founder, My eCoach

Twitter: @bbray27
LinkedIn: barbarabray
Facebook: barbara.bray
Instagram: @bbray27



Cynthia Sistek-Chandler, EdD

National University

Program Director for Masters of Science in Advanced Teaching Practices

University Faculty
Program Coordinator
Instructional Designer
My Philosophy

I am passionate about technology integration. I teach and coach adult students who are teachers or administrators how to integrate technology into their educational practice. Learning to to teach and teaching to learn is a reciprocal process.

My Community

As a staff developer, trainer and professor of educational technology, my path guides me to working with school sites and with cadres of learners at National University and at the San Diego County Office of Education. Since 1998, I have primarily taught online, EdTech courses that are required for the California Clear Credential.

My Environment

National University has 27 physical campuses but since 1999, I primarily teach online. My adult students are typical working individuals who are pursuing a Masters of Education in Technology or who are clearing their credential. I take great pride in supervising Masters thesis development for my students.

My Roles and Responsibilities

At National University I am part of a development team working in the area of Advanced Teacher Practices and Advanced Digital Literacy. Over my career, I have worked with the PK-20 community as a professional development coach at San Diego County Office of Education where I have trained over 500 school administrators in integrating technology into their practice.


The courses I teach are in the following programs:

Masters of Science in Educational and Instructional Technology

Masters of Science in Advanced Teaching Practices