This article describes the implementation of virtual coaching to overcome barriers encountered with face to face coaching. The author gives an explanation of why virtual coaching was first explored and how it is currently being used with K-3 teachers to promote the use of the K-3 Essential Instructional Practices in Early Literacy. Additional information and specific documents are shared at the end of the article.

Author Bio

Kimberly Blumke is an Early Literacy Coach at Cheboygan-Otsego-Presque-Isle Educational District in Indian River, MI. Kimberly enjoys learning and collaborating with other educators to improve student literacy skills. She is interested in engaging adult learners through the use of educational technology and instructional design. Kimberly can be reached at blumkek@copesd.org.



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