Technology and Sustaining the Urban Educator

Abstract

As school districts, especially those in diverse settings, face the challenge of retaining beginning teachers while improving instruction in inclusive classrooms, induction programs have become an integral ingredient in these efforts. Effective induction programs have been shown to include mentoring, observation, and feedback, all of which can now be enhanced by utilizing evolving and innovative technologies such as Facetime or Skype. As a result of this technology boom, beginning teachers now have enhanced access to supervising teachers, mentors or other beginning teachers virtually at their fingertips. This article discusses impact of using the Virtual Coaching Model as an induction support system, that uses Bluetooth technology, and Facetime with beginning teachers in urban classrooms.

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Published
2016-01-22
How to Cite
. Technology and Sustaining the Urban Educator. International Journal for Scholarship of Technology Enhanced Learning, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 1, jan. 2016. ISSN 2472-5161. Available at: <http://ejournals.library.gatech.edu/ijsotel/index.php/ijsotel/article/view/13>. Date accessed: 21 july 2017.
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Keywords

technology, virtual coaching, mentor, feedback