Development of a Virtual Technology Coach to Support Technology Integration for K-12 Educators
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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 (NETS*C) standards pointing to a potential support structure for schools and school districts implementing the NETS*C standards.
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- Development of a Virtual Technology Coach to Support Technology Integration for K-12 Educators
Volume 58, Issue 3 , pp 54-62
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- Online learning, PreK-12 schools
- Professional Development
- Technology Coaches
- Technology Integration
- Virtual environments