SchoolSims has simulation topics that align with CAEP and InTASC such as those below to improve the efficacy of your teacher professional development program:
Download the Professional Standards Guide (Simulation Overviews) to learn more about our alignment with CAEP, InTASC, and AAQEP Standards:
Simulations also help programs aligned with AAQEP comply with the 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. Leaders face circumstances where they are required to make a decision that may align with one standard but comes at the cost of another. While dealing with the blowback of those decisions within the simulation, leaders build the capacity and confidence to manage actual situations when they occur.
CAEP Standards: CAEP is a national accrediting body that sets standards for educator preparation programs. These standards cover areas such as content and pedagogical knowledge, clinical partnerships, and program impact. Simulations can align with CAEP standards by providing opportunities for teacher candidates to demonstrate their knowledge, skills, and dispositions in realistic scenarios. Simulations can also contribute to the assessment of clinical experiences and the overall effectiveness of educator preparation programs.
InTASC Standards: InTASC is a consortium of state education agencies that developed a set of model core teaching standards. These standards outline the knowledge and skills that teachers need to be effective. Simulations can align with InTASC standards by allowing teacher candidates to practice and demonstrate their proficiency in the key areas identified by InTASC, such as content knowledge, instructional strategies, and professionalism.
AAQEP Standards: AAQEP is an accrediting organization that focuses on the quality of educator preparation programs. AAQEP standards cover various aspects, including program impact, diversity and equity, and continuous improvement. Simulations can align with AAQEP standards by addressing these domains through realistic scenarios that reflect the diversity of educational settings and by providing opportunities for candidates to engage in reflective practice and continuous improvement.
SchoolSims can be experienced in-person or virtually with large or small groups or can be deployed asynchronously. They can be incorporated into any leadership professional development program and included in university-based educational leadership curricula.