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ERIC Number: EJ1040308
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-May
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-8756-3894
Development of a Virtual Technology Coach to Support Technology Integration for K-12 Educators
Sugar, William; van Tryon, Patricia J. Slagter
TechTrends: Linking Research and Practice to Improve Learning, v58 n3 p54-62 May 2014
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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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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