Share Paper: A Simulated Classroom: A Multi-University Study Evaluating simSchool’s Effectiveness on the Educational Needs of Diverse Learners

  1. David Collum, Missouri Baptist University, United States
  2. Vickie Johnston, Florida Gulf Coast University, United States
  3. Brooke Blanks, Radford University, United States
  4. Timothy Delicath, Missouri Baptist University, United States
Friday, March 30 10:15-10:45 AM Edison E

Abstract: In order to develop practitioners who can serve all learners, teacher education programs must prepare teacher candidates to enter a wide range of diverse teaching environments Simulated classrooms are also an innovative practice that can help preservice teachers connect learning by allowing them to test out pedagogical ideas to see what strategies help all students learn Virtual environments allow these teacher candidates to try different techniques without hindering the learning or classroom management of P12 learners This sequential mixed-method study focused on the use of the Simulation Based Learning (SBL) tool, simSchool, as a supplement to coursework and field experiences, ...