Boosting Student Success: Tackling School Absenteeism

March 21, 2024

During this SAANYS Spotlight Session, delve into the intricate world of student success as we tackle the pressing issue of school absenteeism, an engaging online experience aimed at the discussion around boosting student attendance and fostering a supportive school community, featuring our simulation, Planning for Student Achievement.

Simulation Overview:

In this immersive simulation, you’ll step into the shoes of a dynamic problem solver faced with the challenge of addressing truancy and absenteeism within a school setting. Navigate the complexities of balancing long-term sustainability with the immediate need for action. Your mission? To implement initiatives targeting individuals while cultivating a sense of community within the school.

Key Highlights:

  1. Hands-On Problem Solving: Engage in a hands-on simulation where you’ll directly confront real-life challenges related to truancy and absenteeism, gaining valuable insights into effective problem-solving strategies.
  2. Balancing Long-Term Goals with Immediate Action: Explore the critical intersection between sustainable, long-term solutions and the pressing demand for immediate results, equipping yourself with strategies to navigate this complex landscape.
  3. Fostering Community Engagement: Delve into initiatives to target individuals and foster a sense of belonging and community within the school, which is essential for effectively addressing absenteeism.

Facilitator Ken Spero:

Leading the webinar is Ken Spero, a seasoned professional with over 30 years of experience utilizing computer-based simulations to enhance learning around challenging problems. Ken’s focus on the “Silent Crisis of Leadership in K-12” has equipped him with unique insights into improving leadership capacity and critical thinking among school administrators.

Interested in Learning More?

SchoolSims offers a transformative learning experience for professional development in public, private, and independent schools, as well as for future educators in colleges and universities. Simulations are a series of linked scenarios in a choose-your-own-adventure format, where we use both live actors and artificial intelligence to allow learners to experience the consequences of their decisions while bridging the gap between theory and practice.