Including simulations in your independent schools will allow current and aspiring leaders and teachers to practice dealing with challenging scenarios in a safe space. Simulations can be used in group meetings, asynchronously, or both. Simulations are proven to improve judgment and decision-making so that independent school leaders and teachers are ready for the challenges of the job.
Current and aspiring independent school leaders require leadership experience, and SchoolSims delivers them with relevant experiences that help them appreciate the complexities of these responsibilities. Establishing monthly meetings for one hour each month is one of the finest methods to use SchoolSims with current and aspiring leaders. Invite current and aspiring leaders to these monthly gatherings and lead them through one simulation per month.
Many teachers have a natural curiosity for what happens when the head of the school’s door is closed. Teachers who experience SchoolSims tend to come away with a broader perspective of what happens at the building-level, promoting a more positive culture and climate.
Our simulations can be deployed in facilitated group sessions where the group collectively decides on a course of action. They can also be assigned and viewed asynchronously as part of an individual’s personal professional development plan. Either way, our simulations provide a risk-free environment through software simulations where participants have an opportunity to fail as they face difficult situations.
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SchoolSims simulations are an excellent resource for current and aspiring leaders and current teachers’ monthly professional development sessions.
SchoolSims will provide training on our simulation library, how and when to use the simulations, and a one-hour session on how to facilitate simulations with Dr. David De Jong, the Chair of Educational Leadership at the University of South Dakota.
SchoolSims pricing is based on the number of participants in the cohort that will utilize the simulations.