The SimSchool Modules Project is a project sponsored by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE) in collaboration with CurveShift (simSchool) and Pragmatic Solutions, Inc. (Leverage). The project, which has been selected from a field of more than 600 pre-proposals and 50 finalists, aims to enhance the simSchool platform, a ‘flight simulator’ for teachers, to become a fully-realized teacher training platform for higher education. The project has/will develop, pilot test, and disseminate modules for learning to teach via simSchool, through an international network of colleges of education. Participating institutions have been undertaking both local and project-wide collaborative research (e.g. utilize shared protocols, share findings, co-author reports and articles with each other and other simSchool partners). The developed modules provide a Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) where instructors can explore instructional strategies, examine classroom management techniques, and practice building relationships with students that will translate into increased learning. Using simSchool enables transformational experiences for teachers to help them become more effective leaders in their schools and learning communities.
SimSchool: Deeper Learning Modules for Learning to Teach