Share Paper: Using simSchool to Enhance simEquity for Preservice and Inservice Teachers

  1. Rhonda Christensen, University of North Texas, United States
  2. Stacy Kruse, Pragmatic Solutions/SimSchool, United States
  3. Gerald Knezek, University of North Texas, United States
Wednesday, October 27 2:00 PM-3:00 PM ROOM 6

Abstract: Bias reduction in teaching practices is an important step in enabling students to achieve their best in the classroom and beyond. A simEquity project using the simSchool simulated teaching platform is focused on helping educators to recognize, reflect on and reduce implicit biases that may exist in their beliefs and teaching practices. The innovation playground session will introduce attendees to the project and allow them to experience the platform to see the possible impact the program can have in teacher education.