Innovative Clinical Approaches


As new avenues for teacher preparation programs mature and the practice of distance learning expands, so does accessibility. In an effort to support teacher candidates, regardless of proximity to a university, innovative clinical practices have been embarked upon. This consideration comes as emerging technologies are being examined as pedagogical tools for learning pathways in the field of teacher education. Research supports that the transition to new platforms reduces the anxiety of teacher candidates during observations, provides better feedback, and supports both teacher candidates and clinical coordinators with work-life balance. The presenters will deliberate the initial design of their research, experiences of using remote platforms for internship observations, obstacles met during practice, and provide a practical discussion of the overall experience from the perspective of teacher candidates and clinical coordinators.


Technology, Innovative, Practices


Technologies in Learning


Paper Presentation in a Themed Session


  • Kelly Jennings Towle
    • Director, Office of Clinical & Field Experiences, School of Teacher Education, University of Central Florida, United States United States
  • Analexis Kennedy
    • Assistant Lecturer, University of Central Florida, United States United States
  • Dr. Tammy Stafford
    • Adjunct Professor & Clinical Coordinator, School of Teacher Education, University of Central Florida, United States United States
    • As an adjunct professor in UCF's School of Teacher Education, I teach foundational coursework to undergraduate students. As a clinical coordinator, I work with preservice teachers who are in their preservice internship. In addition, I work as a consultant with Educational Directions, a group of School Improvement Specialists who assist struggling schools across the U.S.