Dr. Marti Elford is the Program Designer for the online High Incidence Teacher Education Practicum program at the University of Kansas. Dr. Elford has experience as a classroom teacher, a reading specialist, and an instructional coach. Dr. Elford earned her Ph.D. in Special Education at the University of Kansas as a doctoral fellow with L-TEC, Leadership in Teacher Education Core. As a post doctoral fellow, Dr. Elford supervised two research projects: a Poses Foundation grant studying Instructional Coaching, and TeachLivE, the use of simulation in teacher preparation programs.
Dr. Elford’s research interests include the impact of coaching for pre- and in-service teachers on professional growth, using virtual learning environments, such as TeachLivE, for teacher preparation and professional development, and using technologies such as bug-in-ear to deliver immediate feedback to teachers and students.