It’s Virtually Possible: Rethinking Preservice Teachers’ Field Experiences in the Age of COVID-19 and Beyond

This chapter offers lessons learned by teacher educators who guided preservice teachers in the modification of hands-on engineering lessons for virtual implementation during the spring 2020 semester as part of an NSF-funded project. PSTs delivered engineering lessons both synchronously and asynchronously to elementary school students and reported positive learning opportunities, gaining confidence and competence from their experiences.

Gutierrez, K., Kidd, J., & Lee, M. (2021). It’s virtually possible: Rethinking preservice teachers’ field experiences in the age of COVID-19 and beyond. In R.E. Ferdig & K. Pytash (Eds.), What teacher educators should have learned from 2020 (pp. 169-181). Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).