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Special Educators - we need to hear your stories about teaching during Covid!

  • 1.  Special Educators - we need to hear your stories about teaching during Covid!

    PLN Leader
    Posted 11-03-2020 17:58

    Hello! I am Dr. Jennifer Courduff, a Professor at Azusa Pacific University. I am part of an amazing team of researchers through ISTE Teacher Educator Network (TEN) on a research study titled:

    Special educators' experiences in the pivot from F2F to virtual learning during Covid-19: A phenomenological study

    We are hoping that you will agree to let us know about your experiences during the shift from face-to-face to virtual learning due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

    This form is part of a process called Informed Consent to allow you to understand study activities and requirements before deciding whether or not you would like to participate in the study. 

    Please read the Statement of Informed Consent

    We need you!

    The purpose of this research is to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the lived experiences of special educators during the pivot from face-to-face to virtual learning during the recent pandemic.

    We'd love to know your story! If you agree to participate in the research study, you'll be asked to complete the following: 

    • Participate in a recorded interview and focus group. Interviews and focus groups will be 30 minutes in length and will take place in a private Zoom online meeting room.
    • Optional! Allow one of the researchers to observe you teaching online for 15-20 minutes. Observations will not be recorded and will not include students. We just want to see your teaching.

    If you are willing to participate, please complete the linked google form. 

    Contacts and Questions:

    Please feel free to contact me, Jennifer Courduff, with any initial questions or concerns you might have. If you have questions later, you may contact me via cell phone or text message (909-702-6461), or email ( 

    Once you agree to participate, I will contact you to schedule the interview. 

    Thank you for your consideration,


    Jennifer Courduff :)

    The ISTE TEN Research Team

    Jennifer Courduff, Ph.D.


    Azusa Pacific University

    (909) 702-6461

    Jennifer Courduff Teacher/Faculty (Higher Ed)
    Azusa Pacific University
    Research and Development Chair: ISTE TEN
    The Perfect Blend: A Practical Guide to Designing Student-Centered Learning Experiences