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NCDB 2.0 is committed to integrating new and emerging technologies across all project activities. Within TA, technology can be used to build relationships, promote effective teaching strategies, improve team communication and measure changes in both child and service provider behaviors. One model that has shown promise (the Distance Mentorship Project) will serve as a springboard for further replication and innovation. At the same time, other technologies that also are tools for providing TA remotely, video capture, wikis, and web conferencing, will also be promoted.
Interested in seeing how a wiki is being used by NCDB and state projects to improve knowledge and practice?
The "Great 8(9!) Google Site has been built to promote Distance Mentorship practices in multiple states. Each project is asked to share what they are doing, what they are learning, and what they need to implement the model in their states with local teams. NCDB hopes this model can be adopted and expanded to increase network connectivity within its new website. You can explore the Great 8 site on your own by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org . Once you create a Google account (a Gmail address is just fine), you will be invited to the site as a "viewer" where you can get a sense for what's happening.