Working with Principal Interns during the 2020 Pandemic of COVID 19: Moving From Frustrations to Resolutions

Virtual Paper ID: 57884
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    Jillian Ardley
    Norfolk State University
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    Angela Goodloe
    Norfolk State University

Abstract: Future school leaders in Administration and Supervision programs have found themselves in unprecedented circumstances. Graduate students preparing for principal internships must navigate the process relying heavily on technology during Covid 19. This has brought to the forefront the inequity issues related to the digital divide for those without the same economic and demographic locations conducive to connectivity and advanced technology resources and equipment. The themes that developed based on the action research include the following: Patience, ingenuity and resourcefulness, and the reinvention of an internship. These three themes were ultimately required to move from frustration to resolution when collaborative technology as well as asynchronous communication tools were utilized in the application process during unprecedented times

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