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The Effects of Virtual Coaching on Teacher Candidates’ Instructional Development
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, , , University of Central Arkansas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, NV, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-13-1 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

A virtual coaching intervention utilizing Skype VoIP and Bug-in-the-Ear (BIE) Bluetooth technology paired with tablet devices provided immediate guidance and feedback to nontraditional teacher candidates during a semester-long internship experience. Participants were enrolled in a required internship as a capstone of their nontraditional university teacher preparation program. This study reports participants’ perceptions and concerns about a virtual coaching model. Participants cited benefits of the model to their own practice, to the observer, and to their students. They also shared suggestions and recommendations to include discussion of the technology utilized. Ultimately, the intervention model was seen as a positive experience that enabled participants to redirect their instructional practices and behaviors immediately.

Citation

Wake, D., Cotabish, A. & Benson, T. (2015). The Effects of Virtual Coaching on Teacher Candidates’ Instructional Development. In D. Rutledge & D. Slykhuis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2015--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 1315-1320). Las Vegas, NV, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 25, 2019 from .

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