Simulations for K-12 Schools
School Leaders

Provide experiential learning opportunities for your principal preparation cohort and professional development programs using LeaderSims.

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Prepare teachers for challenging situations such having difficult conversations, parent-teacher conferences, IEP’s, challenged books and more using TeacherSims.

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School Counselors

Build experience for counselors in dealing with bullying, student performance, school safety, and more using CounselorSims.

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Preview the Experiential Learning Topics in the SchoolSims Library

Now more than ever, schools need capable, visionary leaders, teachers, and counselors to manage increasingly diverse schools in our ever-changing, ever-challenging world. School leaders have extraordinary responsibilities to satisfy multiple and distinct stakeholders while constantly facing new challenges.

Incorporating the SchoolSims Simulation Library into your principal preparation and 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, all while aligning with PSEL, NELP, CAEP, and InTASC professional standards.

FAQ - Why Simulations For K-12 Schools?
Why Simulations For K-12 Schools?

Professional development needs to be more than “sage on the stage,” telling school district staff 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 and are proven to improve judgment and decision-making so that district staff can be better prepared for the challenges of the job.
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 Does the SchoolSims Library Align with Professional Standards?

SchoolSims are designed to align with PSEL, NELP, CAEP, and InTASC professional standards. Because simulations immerse participants in school-based scenarios like those that occur in real-life, they provide an opportunity to practice evaluating context and applying the appropriate standards in a risk-free environment.

SchoolSims NELP Standards AlignmentPSEL alignment

How Do I Use SchoolSims?

SchoolSims will help you select the appropriate titles for each course or topic. You can then utilize the simulations synchronously, asynchronously, or in a blended fashion. 

See our best practices here.

Who Should Use It?

SchoolSims simulations are an excellent experiential learning opportunity for current and aspiring school leaders, teachers, and counselors.

How Much Does It Cost?

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

  • Program or participant pay options are available.
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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 To Get Started Incorporating SchoolSims into Your Professional Development Programs