EWYL Fellows Mentors Schedule

 

Tuesday July 5

Activity

Time

Materials

Welcome, Introductions

8:30-9:00

 

Overview of expectations:

1.                  Collaboration with and mentoring of 2 EWYL Graduate mentees on a PDA-related student project

2.                 Attend Mentor training July 5 and 6 and All Fellows Institute and Project Planning July 7 and 8.

3.                 Plan collaborative project between 3 classrooms that:

a.                  Utilizes your Palm or iPod

b.                 Allows for a shared multimedia product that all three classes (students) collaboratively create

c.                  Meets your (shared) vision and standards

d.                 Involves student:student collaboration between your classes

e.                  Utilizes online tools such as Think.com, gaggle.net, etc.

f.                   Sign up for a Think.com account for your classroom

g.                 Uses Builders in My eCoach to create your project plan and collaborate with your partners

h.                 Uses Tapped In and/or My eCoach for real time remote collaboration

4.                 Complete the Collaborative student project by April 1, 2006 and submit it to the CA Media and Multimedia Festival AND submit it next fall to the Rambus/KCI Innovation Award

5.                 Participate in 2 follow up face-to-face meetings with team at KCI (dates to be determined)

6.                 Take Foothill College LINC ePortfolio, Online Collaboration Tools or Global Project-based Learning online class during Summer or Fall Quarters 2005 as part of this program

7.                 Take a Foothill College LINC PDA class during Fall Quarter 2005 as part of this program

8.                 Actively promote technology integration in your school/district

9.                 Respond to email, My eCoach postings, surveys & information requests

10.              Stay connected via My eCoach

11.              Attend one follow up session at the KCI (date to be determined)

Consider applying to help teach EWYL Institute

9:00-9:30

Binder, Expectations Section

Activity

Time

Materials

Share your background and expertise

1.       Experience teaching adult learners

2.      Experience with mentoring/coaching

3.      What can we teach each other?

4.      What can we teach the entire team?

5.      What do you want to learn from each other?

6.      What do you know about mentoring/coaching?

7.      What do you know about adult learners?

 

9:30-10

 

Adult Learners

Preparing for Thursday and Friday

10:00-10:15

Mentor Section of Binder

Adult Learners Preferences

Break

10:15-10:25

 

My eCoach

10:25-12:00

Online Tools Section of Binder

Lunch

12:00-12:30

 

Other Online Collaboration Tools

a.       Blogger

b.      Trackstar

c.       Think.com

d.      Tapped In

e.       Gaggle.net

f.        Other ideas

12:30-2:30

Online Tools Section of Binder

Coaching Models‹(Peer Coaching Information)

 

2:30-3:00

Binder: Mentoring/ Coaching Section

Homework: Jig Saw online articles My eCoach discussion

Read one of these articles. In the My eCoach discussion on Peer Coaching explain what you learned from the article.  How did this information compare to what you already knew about peer coaching.  How can you use this information as you work with your team?

Respond to someone who read the other article. Add any information you can from the article you read that will help extend that personšs understanding of peer coaching.

1.       Coaching Staff for Integrating Technology

2.      Peer Coaching: An Effective Staff Development Model for Educators of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

 

3:00-3-30

http://www.ncrtec.org/pd/llwt/coach/tips.htm

 

http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/pubs/directions/03.htm

 

Wednesday July 6

 

Activity

Time

Materials

Finish Homework: Jig Saw online articles My eCoach discussion

Read one of these articles. In the My eCoach discussion on Peer Coaching explain what you learned from the article.  How did this information compare to what you already knew about peer coaching.  How can you use this information as you work with your team?

Respond to someone who read the other article. Add any information you can from the article you read that will help extend that personšs understanding of peer coaching.

3.      Coaching Staff for Integrating Technology

4.      Peer Coaching: An Effective Staff Development Model for Educators of Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Students

 

8:30-9:00

http://www.ncrtec.org/pd/llwt/coach/tips.htm

 

http://www.ncela.gwu.edu/pubs/directions/03.htm

Communication skills:

1.       Read the Art of Communication by Hal Warfield: http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Warfield1.html

a.       Which kind of communicator are you?

2.      Take the Listening Skills Self Evaluation: http://www.adv-leadership-grp.com/programs/evaluations/listening.htm

a.       Compare your responses to the feedback you got.  How does this compare? What did you learn?  How will you use this as you work with your team?

9:00-9:45

http://www.selfgrowth.com/articles/Warfield1.html

 

 

 

http://www.adv-leadership-grp.com/programs/evaluations/listening.htm

Break

9:45-9:55

 

Communications Skills continued:

 

Each Mentor will read two of the following online articles. 

Person 1

Introduction to Communication Skills

     - Why You Must Get Your Message Across

Communicating in Your Organization

-      Optimize Workplace Communication 

Person 2

Better Public Speaking

     - Ensure Your Words Are Always Understood

Writing Skills

      - Before You Write It Down, Know This

 

Continued on next page

9:55-11:00

http://www.mindtools.com/page8.html

 

 

 

Chart paper or computer or paper on document camera

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

Time

Materials

Person 3

Effective Email

     - Communicate Clearly in the Technology Age 

 Running Productive Meetings

Person 4

Win-Win Negotiation

Speaking to an Audience

     - Communicate Complex Ideas Successfully

Person 5

Active Listening

     - Hear What People Are Really Saying

Presentation Planning Checklist

Person 6

Communicating Internationally

     - Cross-Culture Communication Made Easy

Guest Article: Ten Tips for Effective Email

-      by Ellen Dowling PhD

 

Summarize what you have learned and share this with the group.

 

How can we use what wešve learned (communication skills and online tools) to set up effective communication with our teams, between the mentors, between our students, between the teams and the KCI?

 

 

Trust building:

  1. Read Building Teamwork and the Importance of Trust in a Business Environment: http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HR018
  2. Although this article is directed toward business, rethink the information in terms of education and in terms of working with your project teams.
  3. As a group lets define:
    1. What is trust?
    2. What behavioral traits do people need in order to develop trust?
    3. What steps can be taken to create a trustworthy environment for your project team?

11:00-12:00

http://edis.ifas.ufl.edu/HR018

 

 

 

Chart paper or computer or paper on document camera

Lunch

12:00-12:30

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

Time

Materials

Mentoring Coaching Language Discussion (Jig Saw)

 

Successful Coaching, Why It Takes More Than Email.

 

Mentoring Language‹The Value and Power of Dialog

 

Communication Skills by Karen Ishmer

12:30-1:15

 

 

 

 

http://www.phptr.com/articles/article.asp?p=29730&seqNum=2&rl=1

 

 

http://www.uwosh.edu/mentoring/faculty/language.html

 

 

 

http://www.familyiq.com/news/CommunicationSkills.asp

 

 

Activity

Time

Materials

Shared learning outcomes

Thinking Points for working with your team

What will each classroom do independently?

What will you all do together?

1:15-2:00

Backwards Planning Model: http://www.garlic.com/~lullah/gpbl/topic4/t4bckwrd2.html

 

Goals and Objectives:

http://www.garlic.com/~lullah/gpbl/topic4/t4goals.html

 

Hutchings and Stanley Model:

http://www.garlic.com/~lullah/gpbl/topic4/t4hutchi.html

 

Collaborative Water Pollution Project: http://www.garlic.com/~lullah/brazilus/water.html

 

Sizzling Science: http://www.tech-time.org/

 

Amazing Aquatic Adventures: http://my-ecoach.com/online/teacherguide.php?projectid=3611 (Server)

 

Student Supported Curriculum Activities:

http://my-ecoach.com/online/teacherguide.php?projectid=3538

 

Rush Ranch: http://www.geolit.org/rushranch/

 

Coyote Valley: Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow (KCI Server)

Break

2:00-2:10

 

About your teammates

Contacting your team

 

2:10-2:30

Information on teammates from their applications

 

 

Organizing for working with your team

Developing mentoring and coaching plan(s)

Planning for Mentoršs role in Fellows training (Thursday and Friday, & beyond)

2:30-3:00

 

 

 

 

 

Activity

Time

Materials

Action research project (using My eCoach Blog)

  1. What you did
  2. How you set it up
  3. What worked, what didnšt work
  4. Student learning outcomes
  5. Would you do another multi-classroom collaborative project?
  6. Why or why not?
  7. What would you do the same next time?
  8. What would you do differently next time?
  9. Advise for those doing multi-classroom, collaborative projects

3:00-3:20

http://www.my-ecoach.com

Follow Up meetings

  1. Mentors-1 face to face
  2. Mentors ­online (discussions, chats, blogs)
  3. 2 face to face team meetings
  4. Team online

What is your role: how will you organize, communicate, work with your team to assure that all team members contribute to and complete their part of the project?

 

3:20-3:30