Greetings, my name is Alecia and I'm based in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. I'm excited to be part of the Integrating Technology CoP here on LINCS and wanted to share an upcoming opportunity with you which will kick off in late October, early November in the Chicagoland area.
In coordination with Grand Victoria Foundation and the Joyce Foundation, we are launching the Illinois Digital Learning Lab to explore the use of technology in adult education classrooms. We are interested in speaking with you about your work in adult education and literacy. We are seeking educators like you who are innovative, experimental, and adopters of technology and cutting edge teaching approaches. The program will create a community of educators focused on professional development.
The program has three core elements:
Support for adult educators and their programs on how to effectively incorporate learning technology into the classroom, with expert coaches and curated resources.
A facilitated learning community for educators and administrators to support, advise, and learn from each other and from the resources they find valuable.
Capturing insights about the most effective digital tools, delivery models, support strategies, which can then be shared across the state of Illinois.
Being part of this community will evolve over two years, including commitment to attend two in-person workshops and a virtual biweekly call. In appreciation of your time, participating educators will be provided a stipend. If you are interested in learning more about the program please provide your availability for a call with our team. We are accepting applications to the lab through Friday, September 29th.
We look forward to hearing from you. For more information please reach out to Alecia Ohm, Program Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Can you share a bit more about this project? How many hours a week would be required for participation. I'd love to learn more about this opportunity for our CoP members.
Hello Kathy, glad to hear from you! We are expecting 10-15 hours a month for participation. This is dependent on the topic the educators choose for experimentation. Our goal is to have educators run multiple experiments by applying them in the classroom and then sharing back results with their cohort. Subject matter experts/facilitators for each cohort of educators may spend up to 10 hours a month.
... the form includes the chance to "nominate" a subject matter expert. What if I would like to be considered for that?