Webinar Event: Using SchoolSims to Research Gender Bias, Student Engagement, Online Learning, and More

February 8, 2022

Have you ever wondered if you could research simulations? Are you interested in brainstorming ideas on how to collect data while facilitating simulations?

In this webinar, Dr. David De Jong from the University of South Dakota discusses overcoming inherent biases to improve student engagement through the use of simulations as an experiential learning technique. He will also share his published research about simulations, including his current research project which analyzes over 650 student responses to simulations in online, asynchronous courses.


In this webinar, you will see two different scenes, one with a male and one with a female. Will you feel and react differently to the same scenario based on gender?

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Dr. David De Jong is the President of the International Council of Professors of Educational Leadership (ICPEL), Chair of the University of South Dakota Department of Educational Leadership, and was selected for the 2019 University of South Dakota School of Education Excellence in Research Award.

Dr. De Jong is also a former superintendent, principal, and was selected for the USD School of Education Faculty Excellence Award for Teaching.

SchoolSims participants are afforded opportunities to work through authentic school-based issues and practice decision-making to improve learning and retention. By expanding their experience portfolio, aspiring and sitting school leaders and teachers build resilience and extend capacity to prepare them for real-life challenges.

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SchoolSims provides a powerful and affordable way to deliver highly effective training for school leaders and teachers. Current and aspiring leaders and teachers are offered a chance to experience real-life scenarios that depict true events but in a simulated setting. Since there aren’t always right or wrong answers when it comes to human behavior, experimentation is encouraged within the simulation as there is no way to fail. Participants practice critical thinking and are encouraged to discuss the reasons behind their choices which allows for peer-to-peer learning.