TeacherSims for Current Teacher Professional Development

Incorporating the SchoolSims Simulation Library into your 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, 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 CAEP and InTASC professional standards.

Provide Experiential Learning Opportunities for Current Teachers Using SchoolSims

TeacherSims FAQ

The following are some of the most frequently asked questions about our TeacherSims simulation library. To learn more, please fill out the form above.

Why Simulations for 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 Do Our TeacherSims Topics Include?

Our TeacherSims topics include:

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

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What Is A Simulation?

A simulation places you in the role of a teacher, where you will have to navigate the many challenges that you are faced in this role on a daily basis. For example, our Parent-Teacher Conference simulation places you in the role of a teacher where you must navigate a difficult conversation with a parent about the performance of the student. In a choose-your-own-adventure format, you will decide the best course of action, implement it, and experience the consequences, all within the same exercise. 

Who Should Use It?

SchoolSims simulations are an excellent resource for current teachers in a K12 school.

How can TeacherSims be Utilized in Induction and Mentoring Programs?

Teacher induction and mentoring programs are critical to attracting and retaining new teachers to the profession. Research shows these programs cut teacher turnover rates in half. School districts can support new educators by utilizing simulations during mentorship and induction programs to help grow and develop their teaching practice.

How can TeacherSims be Utilized in Teacher Orientation?

Orientation is a program that allows the District to ensure that new teacher hires are thoroughly prepared for the first 30 days of teaching. This includes specific support for novice and new teachers in the District, such as personalized professional development, DEI awareness, and cultural responsibility. TeacherSims covers topics such as equity, difficult conversation, and cultural competency and are a great resource for teacher orientation.

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.

How Much Does it Cost?

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

Our Teacher Simulations Align With Professional Standards Such as CAEP and InTASC

CAEP and InTASC Standards

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Preview a Snippet From Our Disruptive Teacher Simulation

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Learn How You Can Get Started Using Simulations In Your Teacher's Professional Development Programs

Individual Purchase
For only $75, get started with TeacherSims today.


Access to 5 simulations of your choice for just $75.

This is for individual, asynchronous use only and cannot be shared with additional participants or utilized in a classroom setting.

Premium Features:

  • Access to 5 simulations of your choice for just $75
  • Asynchronous usage
  • Onboarding and facilitator training at no cost
  • Access to monthly webinars with ed leadership experts and peers from around the country
  • 24/7 support