e-Mentoring Literature Review

How does current research of effective models for professional development support e-mentoring in online learning communities?



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Phyllis Bartosiewicz

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Bray, Barbara. Coaching Teacher. ecoach-barb.JPG. 2003. My eCoach® eLibrary. Online. Available. 12 July 2004.


Meet the Author:

Phyllis Bartosiewicz
pbartosiewicz@gacsnet.org

Augusta, MI 

Galesburg-Augusta Middle School

Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools


Title:
Mentor
Teacher
Subjects:
Technology
Grades:
6, 7, 8
My Promotion Text

One of my passions these days is creating digital scrapbooks. My favorite subjects are my grandchildren, but I also created a scrapbook about my mother, who died when I was just 20 years old. In addition, it includes me, my sisters and brothers. I gave a copy of the scrapbook to each of my 6 siblings as a gift at a special luncheon this past summer. You can see the scrapbooks I have created by clicking the link below:

My Scrapbooks

My Philosophy
I believe that it is important to treat all students with respect. I also believe that a teacher must model forgiveness over and over. It is important to start each day with a clean slate and bestow that same grace on students. This creates an environment where sharing and learning will happen.
My Community
The Galesburg-Augusta communities are small communities located within five miles of eachother. They are situated along I-94, a major highway that spans Michigan from the east to the west. They are rural communities with easy access to a few larger cities. It has been several years since the new high school was built. Currently, there is discussion of eliminating our Intermediate building and shifting grade levels at the other buildings, in order to help with budget problems. We are all waiting to see what that will look like and how it will impact our students.
My Environment
The Galesburg-Augusta Community Schools employ nearly 100 teachers and a little more than 1000 students. It has been several years since the district passed a technology bond and all of our schools have a lot of technology available to them. The middle school has computer labs, computer carts, wireless and wired access to the Internet, digital cameras, video projectors, and other technologies. We even have our own Moodle server. The district network administrator does a great job of providing us with the tools we need. However, technology training has not kept pace with the rapid development of Web 2.0 technologies. Teachers use the attendance/grading program, along with word processing, presentation and desktop publishing software.
My Roles and Responsibilities
I teach in the middle school computer lab. I have the opportunity to work with 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students. The curriculum I teach includes computer concepts, productivity and information literacy. I serve on the district technology leadership team. I also provide technology training for our staff.

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