The role of teacher education preparation programs is to equip preservice teachers (PSTs) with the knowledge and skills to support the development of all students. To do this, university faculty must establish and monitor PST’s progress toward quality standards for teaching. eCoaching is a professional learning tool that provides real-time feedback to PSTs during instruction. In this article, the authors present eCoaching as a professional learning strategy. An overview of eCoaching logistics, perceived impact of eCoaching on PSTs, a description of eCoaching in action, and an explanation of how it meshes with current support practices are provided.
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Blanton, M. V., Cheek, A. E., & Bellows, E. (2019). Real-Time Support: Using eCoaching to Increase Preservice Teachers’ Confidence to Teach. Journal of Media Literacy Education, 11(2), 177-188. https://doi.org/10.23860/JMLE-2019-11-2-10