Becky Bair

Becky Bair, 4th grade humanities teacher

PLP eCourses attract participants from across the globe to learn and grow with one another.  Over the next few weeks, we will feature interviews with current and past PLP eCourse participants.  We’ll ask participants to share information about themselves, why they chose PLP eCourses and what they are up to professionally.

Becky Bair is a past eCourse participant from Marietta, PA.  She is a fourth grade humanities teacher (language arts & social studies) with the Elizabethtown Area School District.

1.  Which PLP eCourse did you take?

Connected Coaching

2.  Prior to taking this course, would you describe your knowledge on 21st century education as basic, intermediate or advanced?

I would say that I was (and probably still am) an intermediate user. I’m learning more and more about 21st century education, and I’m beginning to change my classroom to reflect what I am learning.

3.  What was your favorite thing about this eCourse and/or instructor?

Hands down, the best part of my Connected Coaching e-course was the connections I made with Lani (the instructor), and my fellow classmates. I learned so much and developed valuable relationships that continue to grow today.

4.  Have you ever participated in a flipped online course?  Describe what you enjoyed about the flipped learning approach.

This was my first flipped course, and I think I enjoyed the fact that we spent more time interacting during our Elluminate sessions rather than just getting information.

5.  How did your PLP eCourse shift your 21st century teaching practices?

While this course focused on coaching adults, I am really using the skills I learned with my 4th graders, too. I’m trying to ask them questions and help them take charge of their learning rather than just telling them the answers.

7.  Any other information you would like to share about yourself personally or professionally?

I contribute to Powerful Learning Practice’s Voices from the Learning Revolution blog.  This is a blog where voices from our PLP communities tell their stories about connected and shifted learning. Some of my contributions include: Baby Steps: Growing Self-Directed Learners and My First Year of Teaching Dangerously.

Is PLP’s Connected Coaching eCourse right for you?

The Connected Coaching eCourse will prepare you to coach in online spaces and leverage the affordances of technology for coaching.  You’ll explore the foundations for and elements of the Connected Coaching model, how to use an appreciative inquiry strength based approach to coaching, and much more! To learn more about the format and philosophies of this eCourse, read PLP’s interview with Lani Ritter Hall (course instructor).

Ready to sign up for the next section of this eCourse as an individual or with a group of your colleagues (school/group discounts available)? Click the logo below to register now!  The next course section begins June 11th!


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Christen Dodd

Christen is a Connected Learning Specialist for PLP. After earning her MEd. in Curriculum and Instruction at the University of Virginia, she began her career as a K-5 Computer Resource Teacher. She enjoyed collaborating with staff and creating technology lessons that engaged students, but caught “the bug” for presenting to educators on a national level. For eleven years, Christen trained educators both face-to-face and virtually with Verizon Thinkfinity. She also served as their Distance Learning Coordinator and Vice President of Professional Development. Christen has enjoyed working with Powerful Learning Practice since 2011 and continuing her work with educators, parents and students alike. Currently, she is also an instructional technology specialist at her children's JK-8 Catholic school.

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