Monthly Archives: May 2010

Open for New School Recruitment

The school year is winding down, but here at icouldbe.org we’re already looking ahead! We’re ready to sign up new schools for the 2010-2011 school year to include the icouldbe.org program into their curriculum.

If you’re thinking about introducing the icouldbe.org program to your school, here are a few advantages to keep in mind:

  • When your school uses icouldbe.org, students are provided with dedicated volunteers who work with them on a 30 Unit, research-backed, career development and college preparation curriculum.
  • By opening up career and educational opportunities that students’ might not be aware of and providing students with connections to dedicated and committed role models, your school can provide two to three volunteer ‘counselors’ per student to prepare them for their lives after high school.
  • Students will improve their writing skills, increase their self-efficacy and develop critical research and technology skills.
  • Membership costs are highly subsidized thanks to the generosity of our sponsors, and are offered at extremely reduced rates to public schools.
  • Once you integrate e-mentoring into your existing curriculum, we will manage every aspect of the program – it will require no additional planning or staffing at your school.

E-mentoring is proven to be a successful way to encourage students to make the most out of high school and look positively to the future. If you would like to learn more about bringing icouldbe to your school, such as specific rates and whom you should contact, click here or email Michelle Derosier at michelle@icouldbe.org. We hope to see you next year!

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Using Technology to Support Students and Educational Professionals

Technology can be an extremely important tool for our children’s education, and their future. Our e-mentoring program started in 2000 and ever since then, other educational technology solutions have popped up with the goal of supporting not only students, but educational professionals as well.

In 2001, two educational professionals established SchoolSpring.com, an online site for educational job opportunities. SchoolSpring founders Jim and Susan Fitzpatrick started the company in hopes of connecting talented educational professionals to their dream jobs. The Fitzpatrick’s did not want to lose sight of an important part of their mission: to provide an innovative online solution for job seekers and recruiters in the education market, thus changing the old and inefficient system of reprinting paper applications.  Additionally, SchoolSpring has come out with a Tech-savvy Teacher Assessment, supporting teachers in their goal to keep up with the kids they teach day to day.

Tech-savvy organizations can work hand in hand – SchoolSpring and icouldbe both strive to lead students into the future with the aid of dedicated professionals and cutting-edge technology.  SchoolSpring helps to create a generation of tech-savvy teachers, who may be perfectly suited to use the icouldbe program in schools or become e-mentors for students interested in education – which can then further the NEXT generation of tech-savvy teachers…

Do you know of any other education and technology focused companies like icouldbe and SchoolSpring?