Athletes use video all the time to carefully breakdown their physical performance while also selecting areas to improve based on video footage. Why should teachers be any less engaged in their instructional performance? Applying these same principles in education has potential to create an awareness in a teacher’s literacy instructional performance. Virtual literacy coaching is a job embedded professional learning model and it was one rural educational district's answer to time, space, and resources.

Author Bio

Kim Peters is an early literacy coach at Cheboygan- Otsego-Presque Isle Educational Service District. Peters is also a doctoral student at Indiana University in the Literacy, Language, and Culture Education department. Her work and research interests focus on early literacy development, particularly among marginalized populations. Peters’ specific area of expertise includes kindergarten through third grade reading and writing development, working with teachers around literacy instruction, and issues of equity in literacy education. Her most recent publication (2022) is titled Challenging the Poverty Narrative Through Children’s Literature and was presented at the Michigan Reading Association’s annual conference in March of 2022. She can be reached at .



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