Simulations for Independent Schools
Preview the Experiential Learning Topics in the SchoolSims Library

Incorporating the SchoolSims Simulation Library into your independent school leader and teacher professional development programs will allow you to provide experiential learning opportunities in a safe space, just like a pilot obtains using a flight simulator. Simulations enable participants to tackle difficult situations, make decisions, and deal with the consequences of those actions in a safe environment through interactive artificial intelligence, gaining practice that they can tap into when necessary. Our simulation categories include topics such as equity, social-emotional issues, difficult conversations, and more while aligning with PSEL, NELP, CAEP, and inTASC professional standards.

FAQ - Why Simulations for Independent Schools?
Why Simulations for Independent School Leaders?

Simulations allow you to get your leadership group together for a peer-to-peer collaborative opportunity to practice and learn from real-life experiences. Professional development needs to be more than “sage on the stage,” telling school leaders what to do, but instead providing them practice and experiences that will prepare them for the job and make them confident in their decisions and leadership. SchoolSims Simulations provide a safe space to practice dealing with challenging scenarios. Simulations can be used in group meetings, asynchronously, or both. Simulations are proven to improve judgment and decision-making so that current and aspiring leaders can be better prepared for the challenges of the job.

Why Simulations for Independent School Teachers?

A teacher’s involvement in a school has the greatest impact on student progress. Teachers that participate in SchoolSims simulations face challenging situations that are common occurrences in the classroom and navigate the consequences in a safe space. This experiential learning opportunity helps teachers better understand what goes on in a classroom and in a school. As a result, there is a more positive culture and climate at school and higher student achievement.

What Is A Simulation?

A simulation places you in the role of a school leader, teacher, or counselor, where you will have to navigate the many challenges that you are faced in this role on a daily basis. For example, our Disruptive Teacher simulation places you in the role of a school leader, where you must navigate issues with a teacher not being a team player. In a choose-your-own-adventure using artificial intelligence to direct you down the appropriate path based on your choice selection, you will decide the best course of action, implement it, and experience the consequences, all within the same exercise.

How Do I Use SchoolSims?

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.

See our best practices here.

Who Should Use It?

SchoolSims simulations are an excellent resource for current and aspiring leaders and current teachers’ monthly professional development sessions.

How Much Does it Cost?

SchoolSims pricing is based on the number of participants in the cohort that will utilize the simulations.

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Simulation Categories
  • Equity-focused
  • Social Emotional Issue
  • Difficult Conversation Focused
  • Instructional & Operations Leadership
  • Leading Change
  • Student Safety & Security
  • Counseling
Learn How You Can Get Started Using Simulations In Your Independent Schools

Preview a Snippet from our Post-Prom Prank Simulation