Coni Rechner, Vice President, Discovery Education
Network, Silver Spring, MD
I am excited to work with My eCoach® as we recognize
their leadership and innovation in building online communities
for educators. Barbara Bray and her team understand the importance
of developing tools that allow educators to collaborate and
share resources to support classroom instruction. It is inspiring
to see the impact they are having on their teacher community.
Linda Ullah, Director, Earn While You Learn Institutes,
Foothill College Krause Center for Innovation, CA
One outstanding feature of My eCoach® is that
I've been able to review project plans in progress. I really
feel that this year I've gotten higher quality projects from
my teachers that will better engage students in inquiry based
projects that encourage students to use problem-solving and
higher order thinking skills. I feel that this year's institute
teachers have taken project-based learning with technology
to a higher level. The ongoing My eCoach® follow up will
assure that the student projects are of the highest quality.
Monica Beglau, Director, eMINTS (Enhancing Missouri’s
Instructional Networked Teaching Strategies)National Center
The eMINTS National Center’s goal of transforming
education for all learners through high quality teaching powered
by technology can be achieved through our work with organizations
such as My eCoach®. We look forward to working together
in improving how teachers learn new ways to help students
Phyllis Bartosiewicz, Teacher, Galesburg-Augusta
Middle School, MI
My eCoach® has been an invaluable tool for developing
projects with other teachers. It helps us to start with the
standards, consider what we want our students to learn, and
stay focused throughout the process. When we are finished,
we have a complete project plan to use with our students and
to share with colleagues. The plan looks professional and
contains links to all the needed resources teachers and students
Tina Burkhart, Director of Technological Support,
Davis USD - Davis, CA
My eCoach® facilitated development of curriculum projects
with our 4th through 6th grade mentors. The online system
encouraged our teachers from different schools to collaborate.
This is an exciting program that we plan to continue this
Donna Pohl, Coordinator of Technology for Region XV - San
The My eCoach® Online system allows for a platform
for necessary follow-up support in order to maintain and "stretch"
the campus cadre in the development of teacher lessons and
student products that focus on higher order thinking skills,
analysis, synthesis, and evaluative conclusions as prescribed
by state academic standards.
Gustavo Rivera, Technology Coordinator, Miami Springs
Senior High-Miami Springs, FL
As part of our peer-coaching model in Miami Springs Senior
high, we are using My eCoach® Online to develop a series
of model standards-based projects that can be shared throughout
our district. The ability to collaborate online enables our
teachers to exchange ideas and share best practices anytime,
Peter Hutcher, Director of Technology, Oakland USD-Oakland,
Computer Strategies and its division My eCoach®, has worked
with our district for many years. They have been consistenly
effective in helping Oakland teachers integrate technology
into their curriculum. More than that, they have been flexible,
creative, and willing to go the extra mile to ensure that
their work makes a difference for Oakland students and teachers.
Pamela Morgan, Director of Technology, Newark Public Schools-Newark,
My eCoach®provided us more than personalized service.
They made sure we received quality products and service. Now
our teachers have access to customized materials in a password
protected area on our website.
Shannon Pratt, Teacher, Central USD-Fresno, CA
This (My eCoach® Online) is an excellent system to help
teachers and mentors share information and work together.
I really like how the content standards can be easily aligned
Marianne Pack, Director, CTAP Region 6, Stanislaus County
Office of Education
CTAP 6 has used My eCoach®'s excellent technology integration
handouts in our CTAP Regional workshops for the past two years.
My eCoach® was willing to customize support documents
for our training programs. Based on our needs, the materials
created allowed the CTAP staff more time to work on strategies
for delivering our curriculum knowing the support materials
would be ready for use when needed.
Yasmin Henry, JFK High School-Sacramento, CA
This was a wonderful in-service that helped teacher coaching other teachers
on technology and how to incorporate technology into the curriculum
adhering to CDE Standards. This in-service was very practical. Thank
Ann Black, Director, Special Education Technology Center-Ellensburg,
As part of our Technology Literacy Challenge Learning and
Disabilities Grant, our teacher across the state of Washington
are using the Guides in PDF form. They find them a very useful
tutorial and reference after any of our workshops. Thank You!
We plan to order more. In fact, can you make one on Web Whacker?
Jill Reese, Kaiser Elementary-Oakland, CA
My eCoach guided us with great patience and positive encouragement.
Each coaching session enabled me to learn more about successfully
integrating technology into our classroom learning process.
I am now able to build my own web site, edit photographs with
PhotoShop, take competent digital photographs, copy, paste,
search and feel more confident about the computer and technology.
Thank you for helping to ignite a curiosity that has become
a passion for learning more.
Susan Mahony, PT3 Grant Coordinator & Lecturer, Instructional Technologies
Dept., San Francisco State University
I teach a technology integration course for pre-credential candidates
at SFSU and I used the E-coach online assessment tool with my students.
Not only did they find it easy to use, but loved that the Individual
Learning Plan that it generates detailed the areas of training that
they need to focus on. As an instructor, it guided the design of my
curriculum by allowing me to know very quickly the skills gaps of the
group. Lastly, because the Assessment tool is aligned to both ISTE and
NCATE technology standards my students were efficiently informed of
the technology standards required of them.
Linda L. Evans, Grant Co-Director & Lecturer, Instructional Technologies
Dept., San Francisco State University
My ITEC 712 students at SFSU (teacher credential candidates)
found the e-Coach online skills assessment easy to use, clear,
straighforward and informative. Prior to class, they knew
little or nothing about technology requirements for teachers.
They expressed appreciation for the individualized learning
plans, which gave even the more advanced students appropriate
next steps, such as attending computer conferences and initiating
schoolwide collaboration in the realm of technology integration.
Unlike other commonly used assessment tools in California,
the e-Coach system is navigable by beginners with little or
no assistance. As an instructor, I use the color-coordinated,
grade-level specific "scope and sequence" as a way of explaining
technology standards to future teachers and SFSU faculty.
Thanks for providing such useful, intelligent tools!
Jan Hartman, Resource Teacher/Technology, Curriculum and
Professional Development-San Juan USD, CA
My eCoach Guides, a wonderful addition to our site training, are
developed and delivered in a concise, step-by-step format and are
perfect accompaniments for our trainings. Teachers are thrilled to have
the workshop and walk away with a color guide to refer to when they use
the application in the classroom. My eCoach Guides have been a
"lifesaver" for on-site training in our district! Thanks so much! We
plan to add more to our collection.