SchoolSims align with CPSEL (California Professional Standards for Educational Leaders) standards. Because simulations immerse participants in school-based scenarios like those that occur in real-life, they provide an opportunity to practice evaluating context and applying the appropriate standards in a risk-free environment. Leaders face circumstances where they are required to make a decision that may align with one standard but comes at the cost of another. While dealing with the blowback of those decisions within the simulation, leaders build the capacity and confidence to manage actual situations when they occur.
SchoolSims can be experienced in-person or virtually with large or small groups or can be deployed asynchronously. They can be incorporated into any leadership professional development program and included in university-based educational leadership curricula.
The California Professional Standards for Education Leaders (CPSEL) identify what an administrator must know and be able to do in order to move into sustainable, effective practice. They are a set of broad policy standards that are the foundation for administrator preparation, induction, development, professional learning, and evaluation in California. Taken together, the CPSEL describe critical areas of leadership for administrators and offer a structure for developing and supporting education leaders throughout their careers.