Barbara is a Creative Learning Strategist who believes that anyone at any age can learn. She has worked with schools, districts, individuals, businesses, and non-profit agencies around the world. Her dream has been to create an online place that was safe and secure with all the tools and resources all in one place. She did it with My eCoach as early as 1999 — way before there were blogs, wikis, Twitter or Facebook. Barbara is what you call a “Digital Pioneer.” She coined and trademarked the phrase “Making Learning Personal” in 2000. Now personal learning is big. It’s just what has to be — start with the learner. Barbara founded Personalize Learning in 2012 with Kathleen McClaskey. After several years and two books later, Barbara and Kathleen have decided to do what they do best. Barbara is now doing keynotes, strategic planning, presentations, playshops, webinars, and interviews all over the world along with hosting her podcast.
Barbara is a teacher, writer, change agent, risk-taker, instructional designer, connector, and visionary. People call her a “change maker.” Whenever anyone told Barbara she couldn’t do something, she took it more like a challenge.
Barbara co-authored two books on personalized learning with Kathleen McClaskey: Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning. She wrote a regular column on professional development for OnCUE (Computer Using Educators) for over 17 years and continues to write on this site, chapters in books, articles, and as guest posts on other blogs. She works tirelessly to find and research new tools and methods that help educators create learner-centered environments. Now with multiple opportunities to network using social media and join various online communities, teachers and learners are confused. Barbara makes it her job to determine what is authentic, valid, cost-effective, safe, user-friendly, and relevant for her clients. She is relentlessly researching how to personalize learning so all learners follow their passion so they discover their purpose.
Who is Barbara
- President/Owner, My eCoach
- Past Co-Founder, Personalize Learning
- Co-Author, Make Learning Personal and How to Personalize Learning
- Assessor for Digital Promise
- Advisory Team to support high-quality project-based learning (PBL) for BIE
- Micro Awardee – Make Me a Million $ Competition 2010
- Google Certified Teacher 06
- Big picture and “out of the box” thinker (actually there is no box)
- Believes that anything is possible?
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Check out her Scoop-its:
Apps for the Student Centered Classroom
Making Learning Personal
Creativity, Innovation, and Change
Communities of Practice about New Learning Environments
Curate Your Learning