Share Paper: Interacting with pre-service teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic: Lessons learned from the needs assessment

  1. Natalie Johnson-Leslie, Arkansas State University, United States
  2. H. Steve Leslie, Arkansas State University, United States
Tuesday, October 27 3:15 PM-4:15 PM Room 7

Abstract: The year 2020 has been a year like no other in education and the world at large. Teacher preparation programs were minding their business of preparing pre-service teachers to become effective teachers but had to change course due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Teacher preparation continued differently—facilitated heavily by technology platforms such as Zoom, Collaborate, and Adobe Connect. The purpose of the needs assessment was three-fold: (1) To ascertain pertinent information regarding technology requirements for the success of students into the teacher education program. (2) To assess students’ primary concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic and (3) To identify students’ preferred mode ...