Share Paper: Designing and Adapting Simulated Teaching Experiences for Preservice Teacher Learning of Practice

  1. Minsung Kwon, California State University Northridge, United States
  2. Jared Webb, North Carolina A&T State University, United States
  3. Heather Howell, ETS, United States
  4. Jamie Mikeska, ETS, United States
  5. Liza Bondurant, Delta State Univesity, United States
  6. Lori Imasiku, Andrews University, United States
  7. Heather Domjan, University of Houston, United States
Wednesday, March 31 12:30 PM-1:30 PM Room 1

Abstract: In this panel, we will introduce the design principles of a virtual simulated teaching experience for elementary preservice teachers (PTs) to improve their pedagogical practices in mathematics and science teaching—facilitating argumentation-focused classroom discussions—and discuss the ways elementary teacher educators from five universities, in different course structures/formats (synchronous online, asynchronous online, and hybrid) and in different field placement assignments (completing student teaching virtually vs. student teaching suspended), adapted these experiences to support PT learning during COVID-19.