Your Hopes for the Program Management Community
Submitted by David J. Rosen on March 29, 2015 - 8:28am
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This is a time of transition and change in LINCS communities. It’s a great time for you to be able to influence that change.
We want to hear your hopes for the Program Management CoP. Please share them now!
For some here the Program Management CoP is a way to:
- Get information: what’s new, what’s good, how are adult education program managers using xyz, what does the research say, what professional development opportunities are there (e.g. LINCS resources, conferences, webinars, blogs)?
- Get information to solve a problem or challenge by posting a description of it on the CoP and asking for ideas or information from colleagues about how they have addressed it
- Dialogue with colleagues about issues of interest or concern
- “Hang out” and absorb information, to learn more about how those with more experience have been managing adult education programs, especially for those who are new to program management or administration
- Meet people online and then in person at training or conferences, get to know colleagues who have similar interests and passions
- Meet like-minded people who are working on specific program management challenges (aligning curriculum to standards; helping teachers get up to speed with new assessments, especially the new high school equivalency assessments; writing grants and getting funds; learning about new technologies that can improve programs; and others)
- Explore deeply and possibly over time a particular program management function such as:
- Waiting lists
- Efficient ways to develop curriculum
- Open Education Resources
- Blended (face-to-face and online) learning
- Management information systems
- Online tutoring
- Online training and professional development for teachers and tutors
- Formative assessment
- Access to low-cost wireless routers for your classrooms
- Access to low-cost computers for teachers and for students
- Micro-credentials for adult learners, and perhaps for teachers, such as digital badges
- Free Google Drive tools and how adult educators are using them
- Digital literacy and problem solving in technology-rich environments
- What else?
- Get information about using LINCS vetted resources, or even what these are
Some may have enjoyed a particular feature of this community, such as:
- Expert panels on particular topics organized by the moderator
- Discussions here between two or more CoPs
- Postings about upcoming trainings and conferences
- What else?
If so, tell us that.
Finally, if there are some things -- even if its only one thing -- that you definitely don’t want changed, tell us about that.
Please reflect on what you want to get from and contribute to this community. Then, please share your reflections and hopes here with all of us between now and Monday, April 6th
David J. Rosen
Program Management CoP Moderator