Invitation to Engage in AlphaPlus Technology Coaching Services

AlphaPlus provides tools, training and tailored coaching services to organisations applying technology in adult learning environments. Our approach is designed to meet individual organisational needs, identify new and existing technology resources, and increase organisational and instructor confidence and efficiency.

Your organization is one of a limited number invited to strengthen its technology capacity through coaching ranging from 3 to 10 months in length.

For additional information please contact Alan Cherwinski   alan@alphaplus.ca  416-322-1012 ext 103

What is the AlphaPlus technology coaching service?

Our comprehensive coaching services are delivered using an organization centered approach to create technology planning road maps and connect organizations at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels with new resources and technologies.

AlphaPlus works hand-in-hand with a broad range of adult education providers to responsively support the integration of digital learning solutions.

We seek to interface with an array of audiences to increase knowledge and uptake of technology tools.

Though collaborative coaching, our experienced AlphaPlus coaches assist organizations providing adult education services to:

  • Adopt digital technology solutions that increase learner success, enhance the education experience, and strengthen organisational capacity and performance.
  • Better utilize digital technology to support and sustain referrals and improve transition outcomes.
  • Support the seamless inclusion of technology across curriculum and competencies.
  • Implement best practice use of technology for instruction.
  • Improve the integration of technology in assessment practices.
  • Improve use of technology for business administrative: planning, resourcing, measuring, & communication.

AlphaPlus Coaches provide ongoing support that is individually tailored using an organisation centered approach to help agencies:

  • Examine all aspects of how technology is used in their programs.
  • Identify obstacles to and opportunities for the greater use of technology.
  • Introduce technology-planning tools to help agencies map and reach defined technology goals (each plan will be unique to the agency and include technology implementation in the classroom and administration).
  • Create technology planning road maps and connect organizations at the beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels with new resources and technologies.
  • Work with agency staff to identify short term goals achievable this year while also planning for longer term goals better achieved in stages.
  • Document agency level technology implementation change by conducting assessments and inventories.
  • Help agencies achieve and report better results in the MAESD Performance Management System.

 

What is AlphaPlus offering my agency?

  • Free, tools, training, and coaching to bridge the gap between an organization’s current skills and new learning technologies/strategies.
  • Focused engagement and planning through coaching to increase technology use in literacy delivery.
  • Collaborative support and tools resulting in technology planning road maps that identify both short and long term goals.
  • Practical, hands-on support in meeting or advancing up to two targeted technology objectives this fiscal year.
  • Improved business practices, program delivery, and delivery of digital literacy to learners.

What is AlphaPlus asking of me?

  • Participation in regularly scheduled meetings with AlphaPlus coaches online, by telephone and, if possible, face-to-face at your agency), to develop an action plan to guide our work together during the year.
  • Mutually developed service plan that outlines the needs, expectations, and commitments of both parties during the year.
  • Committed internal staff resources to support the implementation of some or all technology planning and goals in the year.
  • Completion of post technology planning and coaching assessments.

What is AlphaPlus required demonstrate to funders?

  1. The AlphaPlus technology coaching service is a business plan deliverable for our organisation. As such, our required reporting to MAESD can include the following: Improved understanding how digital technology can support service coordination, referral, and transitions
  2. Increased integration of digital technology tools and content into the learner’s experience
  3. Improved integration of digital technology into learner assessment content, strategies, and tools
  4. Improved planning and use of digital technology to administer, operate, and report on the LBS program.

“What if my agency can’t participate this year?”

AlphaPlus plans to offer technology planning road map services on an ongoing basis and may be available to work intensively with your agency in a future year.
Agencies who are unable to participate this year can take advantage of the following free services throughout the year:

  • Access to webinars and educational opportunities to advance technology skills.
  • Shared tools and best practices based on what we learn as we assist agencies create technology plans.
  • Shared overall data with MAESD of commonly expressed technology planning needs/issues by LBS agencies identified as a result of our service.

 

For additional information please contact Alan Cherwinski  alan@alphaplus.ca 416-322-1012 ext 103