Unlike a training manual or a case study, simulations allow participants to immerse themselves in an environment where they can explore learning objectives. The learning is achieved by allowing users to consider options, make mistakes, and draw conclusions from the experience. The overall goal of a simulation is therefore not to provide participants with a recipe for effective leadership but to demonstrate to K-12 stakeholders that they need to fully understand the situation they are facing, evaluate it, identify possible responses, and choose the most appropriate solution. In other words, the focus of the simulation is to encourage judgment and conscious competence and to identify and correct implicit bias.
The SchoolSims library includes a wide array of engaging simulations that create a collaborative environment where current and aspiring school leaders and teachers can improve their critical thinking and judgment skills. Our simulations can be used in both a K12 setting as well as in higher education educational leadership programs. Preview our simulations below.