TeacherSims for Aspiring Teachers

Teachers choose to be teachers to make a difference. They want their students to feel safe and supported in their classroom, and they want them to achieve success. Teachers face a unique challenge in that the definition of success for each student can be markedly different.

To develop different paths to academic achievement, schools require talented, visionary teachers. That IS as difficult as it sounds, and it necessitates a targeted higher education curriculum that includes opportunities to put various tactics and approaches to the test. Including the SchoolSims Simulation Library in your teacher's higher education program is one approach to provide that practice.

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Teachers can use SchoolSims to obtain virtual experience dealing with situations before they meet them in real life. Simulations allow participants to encounter difficult situations, make decisions, and deal with the consequences of their actions all in one session. Making a bad decision and seeing the consequences in a safe atmosphere helps teachers make the best option when it counts.

Our simulations can be used in person or digitally in moderated group sessions where participants can choose a course of action together. As part of an individual's higher education program, simulations can also be assigned and watched asynchronously. In either case, SchoolSims provides a risk-free environment where participants can practice critical thinking and decision-making to prepare for real-world challenges.

To improve the efficacy of your aspiring teacher program, you can include SchoolSims in the coursework. Our TeacherSims library subjects correspond with CAEP and InTASC.

InTASC Standards and SchoolSims

Our TeacherSims topics include:

  • Classroom management
  • Diversity
  • Special education
  • IEPs
  • Student in crisis
  • Instruction
  • Parent conferences
  • Challenging conversations

 

Why Simulations for Teachers?

A teacher's involvement in a school has the greatest impact on student progress. Teachers that take part in SchoolSims acquire a better understanding of what goes on in a classroom and in a school as a whole. As a result, there is a more positive culture and climate at school, as well as higher student achievement.

How Much Does it Cost?

SchoolSims for aspiring teachers cost $15 per person. We base our cost on the approximate number of participants in the aspiring teacher program. 

Who Should Use It?

SchoolSims simulations are an excellent resource for aspiring teachers as part of a higher education program for aspiring teachers.

How Do I Get Trained? 

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.