Virtual Professional Development Session

You pick the date and time that works best for you!

Let SchoolSims send you and your cohorts some world-famous Éclat Chocolates and other snacks for your school leaders and teachers to enjoy while they attend our Virtual Professional Development Session. During this session, we will experience a simulation together facilitated by an expert in educational leadership to improve the judgment and decision-making of your current and aspiring school leaders and teachers.

Upcoming Events & Webinars

Navigating Post-COVID Challenges in School Leadership

Balancing Academic Needs with Social-Emotional Demands

Host: SchoolSims

Wednesday, October 11th at 3:00 PM EDT | Noon PDT

Join us for a thought-provoking webinar that explores the complex landscape of school leadership in a post-COVID world. As educational institutions continue to adapt to the ever-changing educational environment, school leaders face a unique set of challenges. This webinar will explore the strategies and insights necessary to effectively balance academic needs with the growing social-emotional demands placed on educators and students.

Register now to secure your spot!

Past Events & Webinars

Enhancing School Leader Decision-Making

SchoolSims Panel Webinar

Host: SchoolSims

Tuesday, September 26th at 3:00 PM EDT | Noon PDT

In this exclusive panel webinar hosted by SchoolSims, we will explore effective strategies and insights to make informed choices in educational leadership, while highlighting the invaluable role of simulations in enhancing decision-making skills for better outcomes. Do not miss this opportunity to discover practical applications and engage in interactive discussions with experts in the field.

ICPEL’s Annual Conference 2023

Orlando, FL

Host: ICPEL

July 26th-28th, 2023

SchoolSims will be attending and presenting!

KASA’s Annual Conference 2023

Louisville, KY

Host: KASA

July 26th-27th, 2023

SchoolSims will be attending and presenting!

Dealing With a Disruptive Teacher

ICPEL Webinar

Host: SchoolSims/ICPEL

Speakers: Dr. David De Jong

Tuesday, June 20th, at 3:00 PM EDT | 12:00 PM PDT

Leading and Planning School Safety: A District Perspective

SchoolSims Webinar

Host: SchoolSims

Speakers: Ken Spero (SchoolSims President & Founder) & Dr. John Somers, Director of Graduate Studies and Associate Professor at the University of Indianapolis

Tuesday, June 13th, at 3:00 PM EDT | 12:00 PM PDT

End of School Year: Navigating the Final Stretch

SchoolSims Webinar

Host: SchoolSims

Speakers: LeAnne Salazar Montoya, Ph.D.

Tuesday, May 16th, at 3:00 PM EDT | Noon PDT

Leading School Culture Change Simulation: Practice and Problem-Solving

SAANYS Spotlight Session

Host: SAANYS

Speakers: Ken Spero (President & Founder of SchoolSims)

Wednesday, April 26th, at 4:00 PM EDT | 1:00 PM PDT

Assessing Equity-Centered Leadership in Schools

Virtual Professional Development

Host: SchoolSims

Special Guest: Kay Psencik (Senior Consultant for Learning Forward)

Tuesday, April 25th, at 3:00 PM EDT | Noon PDT

The Impact of Simulations on the Resilience and Well-Being of School Leaders and Teachers

Panel Discussion

Host: SchoolSims

Speakers: Ashley Ireland, Ed.D. (Loyola Marymount University), Christopher Small, Ph.D. (Florida State University) Erin Murray (University of Connecticut), Amy Serafini, Ed.D. (Auburn University), and Jennifer Bailey, Ed.D. (University of Texas at Tyler)

Tuesday, March 21st at 3:00 PM EDT | Noon PDT

AACTE 75th Annual Meeting

Hosted by: AACTE

February 24th – 26th, 2023

SchoolSims Booth #300

National Conference on Education 2023

Hosted by: AASA

February 16th – 18th, 2023

SchoolSims Booth #442

Webinar | Managing Conflict: Bias in the Hiring Process

Virtual Professional Development

Host: SchoolSims

Facilitator: Trent Grundmeyer, Ph.D.

Thursday, February 9th, 2023 at 3:00 PM EST | Noon PST

Webinar | Difficult Conversations: Parent-Teacher Conference

Virtual Professional Development

Host: SchoolSims

Facilitator: Dave Vertseeg (Former Superintendent)

Tuesday, January 24th, 2023 at 3:00 PM EST | Noon PST

Cultural Competency Simulation: Practice and Problem Solving

Host: SAANYS

Facilitator: Dr. David De Jong

Friday, December 15th at 4:00 PM EST | 1:00 PM PST

Simulation Workshop

Host: SchoolSims

Speakers: Ken Spero (SchoolSims President & Founder) and Dave Versteeg (Former Superintendent)

Thursday, December 8th at 3:00 PM EST | Noon PST

Evidence of the Impact of Simulations on School Leader Development and Preparation

Panel Discussion With Leaders in Education

Host: SchoolSims

Panelists: Sara Dexter, Ed.D., Jennifer Bailey, Ed.D., David De Jong, Ed.D., Mike Johanek, Ed.D., Trent Grundmeyer, Ph.D.

Thursday, November 10th at 3:00 PM EST | 12:00 PM PST

Webinar – Defining Cultural Competency in Schools, A Facilitated Simulation Experience

Hosted by: SchoolSims

Simulation: Cultural Competency

Facilitated by: Dr. David De Jong

September 22nd, 2022 at 3:30 PM EDT | 12:30 PM PDT

Webinar – Equity-Centered Principal Preparation, A Discussion With District Leaders

Hosted by: SchoolSims

Thursday, May 26th, 2022

In this webinar, a panel of representatives from school districts across the country will share how they have incorporated SchoolSims simulations into their professional development and principal preparation programs, improving both student achievement and engagement with this experiential learning tool.

NJASA/NJAPSA Spring Leadership Conference ’22

Hosted by: NJASA/NJPSA

Wednesday, May 18th – Friday, May 20th, 2022

SchoolSims will be an exhibitor (Booth #121) and presenting (Practicing Equity-Centered Leadership: A Simulation Experience – 2:45 PM to 3:45 PM) at this event.

 

Webinar – A Panel Discussion with Experts in Educational Leadership

Hosted by: SchoolSims

Thursday, April 7th, 2022

In this webinar, representatives from the top Ed Leadership Graduate Programs in the country will share how they have incorporated SchoolSims Simulations into their higher education curriculum, improving both student achievement and engagement with this experiential learning tool.

MCRC@ADVIS Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Justice & Belonging (DEIJB) Conference

Hosted by: ADVIS

Monday, April 4th, 2022 & Tuesday, April 5th, 2022

SchoolSims is sponsoring and speaking at this event.

Event – Seacoast NH Region Curriculum Group Event

Hosted by: Seacoast NH Region

Thursday, March 17th, 2022

Members only event. Please check with organization for an invitation.

Webinar – A Facilitated Simulation Event: Cultural Competency

Hosted by: NJPSA/FEA

Facilitated by: Dr. David De Jong, Division Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of South Dakota

Thursday, March 10th at 9:00 AM EST

Conference – AACTE

Hosted by: AACTE

March 4th – 6th, 2022

SchoolSims will be attending and speaking.

Conference – National Conference on Education 2022

Hosted by: AASA

February 16th – 19th, 2022

SchoolSims will be attending and speaking.

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

Hosted by: Dr. David De Jong, Division Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of South Dakota

Tuesday, February 8th at 3:00 PM EST

Webinar – A Facilitated Simulation Event: Stakeholder Management

Hosted by: Dr. Patrese A. Mason & NHSAA

Friday, February 4th at 12:00 PM EST

Conference – TECHSPO ’22

Hosted by: NJASA

January 26th – 28th, 2022

SchoolSims will be attending and speaking.

Webinar – Facilitated Simulation with Dr. Patrese A. Mason

Hosted by: Dr. Patrese A. Mason

Thursday, December 2nd at 3:00 PM EST

Webinar – Facilitated Simulation with Dr. David De Jong

Hosted by: Dr. David De Jong, Division Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of South Dakota

Tuesday, November 16th at 2:30 PM EST

Conference – NHSAA Excellence through Equity Conference

Hosted by: NHSAA

Tuesday, November 9th

SchoolSims will be attending and speaking.

Webinar – Post Prom Prank: Independent School Webinar with Chris Hancock

Hosted by: Chris Hancock, Head of School at Benchmark School

Thursday, November 4th at 3:30 PM EDT

Webinar – Simulations and the ‘Missing Middle’ in Ed Leadership Preparation Programs

Hosted by: Dr. Sara Dexter, Associate Professor; Senior Associate Director, UCEA; Program Coordinator, Administration & Supervision at the University of Virginia

Thursday, October 21st at 2:30 PM EDT

Webinar – Building Inclusive Classrooms: Defending Challenged Books

Thursday, September 23rd at 3:00 PM EDT

Hosted by: Dr. Gretchen McAllister, Associate Professor, Department of Teaching and Learning at Northern Arizona University, and Dr. Hoda Harati, Instructor, Educational Technology at Northern Arizona University

Webinar – Navigating the Politics of Equity-Based Budgeting

Hosted by: Dr. Patrese A. Mason

Thursday, June 4th, 2021