Kelley Regan, Professor, Special Education and disAbility Research; Margaret Weiss, Associate Professor, Principal Investigator, Region 4 Training and Technical Assistance Center, Helen A. Kellar Institute for Human disAbilities, Special Education; and Pamela Hudson Baker, Director, Special Education and disAbility Research/Associate Professor, are refining and extending the Dynamic Coaching Outreach Program (DCOP) for which they previously received funding. The DCOP project uses a variety of technology-based enhancements to facilitate a more dynamic coaching and feedback cycle during the teaching internship experience required for provisionally licensed teachers.
The researchers received $22,604 from the Virginia Department of Education on a subaward from the U.S. Department of Education for this project. Funding began in October 2021 and will end in September 2022.
"The benefit of this funding is not only to prepare more university supervisors in using eCoaching with inservice teacher candidates during their on-the-job internships, but to improve the preparation of all stakeholders involved. Specifically, (a) university supervisors will be prepared to coach with high quality, (b) inservice teacher candidates will be prepared to actively participate in reflection, and (c) mentor teachers will be prepared to potentially continue eCoaching after the internship has concluded," Regan said.
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