Learning to Practice Digitally: Advancing Preservice Teachers’ Preparation via Virtual Teaching and Coaching
Elizabeth Stringer Keefe, Stonehill College, United States
Journal of Technology and Teacher Education Volume 28, Number 2, ISSN 1059-7069 Publisher: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education, Waynesville, NC USA
Widespread school closures resulting from the coronavirus pandemic of 2020 have forced PK-12 teacher and teacher educators’ use of technology into educational and instructional planning and decisions. This national crisis has signaled that US teacher preparation programs must embrace non-traditional, innovative, and progressive approaches to maintain the integrity of preparation and acknowledge the need for future educators’ digital teaching competence. To support pre-service teachers’ continued clinical practice during school closures, a strategy was developed involving candidates’ virtual teaching, reflection, and goal setting, supported by teacher educator virtual coaching and feedback.
Stringer Keefe, E. (2020). Learning to Practice Digitally: Advancing Preservice Teachers’ Preparation via Virtual Teaching and Coaching. Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, 28(2), 223-232. Waynesville, NC USA: Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education.
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