Alignment with CPSEL Standards
SchoolSims are designed to align with PSEL standards (Professional Standards for Educational) and NELP standards (National Educational Leadership Preparation). Like in life, the simulations address issues as they present, with tradeoffs, and will often require leaders to make difficult decisions relating to a particular standard that will come at a cost to another standard let alone other critical issues. Building the capacity to evaluate a situation, understand the risks and trade-offs, make an appropriate decision, and then deal with the inevitable blow-back is key to helping our schools to improve.
SchoolSims can be used in-person, virtually, synchronously, or asynchronously for professional development and/or in educational leadership programs.
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.