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Development of a Virtual Technology Coach to Support Technology Integration for K-12 Educators


TLRPTIL Volume 58, Number 3, ISSN 8756-3894


In an effort to develop a virtual technology coach for K-12 educators, this article analyzed survey results from sixty teachers with regards to specific resources that a technology coach could provide within a virtual environment. A virtual technology coach was proposed as a possible solution to provide continual professional development for teachers to support their technology integration efforts. Results indicate that the "Collaboration, Discussion, Learning, and Sharing" resources of a virtual technology coach are considered valuable. This finding appears to corroborate the importance of developing a professional learning community to promote effective and sustained technology integration strategies among teachers. In addition, these virtual technology coaching attributes are identified in current education coaching (NETSC) standards pointing to a potential support structure for schools and school districts implementing the NETSC standards.


Sugar, W. & van Tryon, P.J.S. (2014). Development of a Virtual Technology Coach to Support Technology Integration for K-12 Educators. TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, 58(3), 54-62. Retrieved January 18, 2020 from .

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