5 Course Highlights: • Experience is the best teacher: practice before crisis • Process of Simulations: Repeatable steps to consider to formally gain experience • Learn from Simulations: How to combine experience with reality • Facilitate Simulations: Once you learn, develop your own • Class recording and slides available to all registrants
A recent article in EdWeek stated: "The principal's job has been called both the most important in a school building and the loneliest, and the stress it places on individuals is illustrated by its rapid turnover rates, especially in high-poverty schools (http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2015/01/21/for-principals-continuous-learning-critical-to-career.html?cmp=ENL-EU-NEWS2).” What is the core motivation for these numbers? Leaders feel they lack the tools to solve the myriad of problems that occur and continue increasing year-to-year.
Simulations are real-life situations brought to computer-based training for people to study, discuss and train on behavior and reactions. Many industries including aerospace engineering and healthcare use them to train individuals on more complex aspects of job skills and best practices. By opening opportunities for leaders to form valuable decision making skills through simulations, they can better adapt to situations in the field and be more prepared to not only face school and district challenges, but also grow their schools.
What is a simulation? How do they work? How are they created? And why are they so effective? Join us on Oct 28th and find out more.
Who Should attend • Teachers • Principals • School Leaders • School Administrators
Schedule: Date and Time: October 28th, 2015, 2 PM EST Duration: 60 minutes
Ken Spero, CEO of "ELS" and simulations creator, has spent over 25 years developing and incorporating computer-based simulations change management and leadership and organization development interventions. He also co-founded Humentum, LLC that created simulations across countless other industries. Ken transitioned to education by designing and launching the Immersive Learning University for NexLearn. He also teaches at the Graduate School of Education at the University of Pennsylvania and helped develop PELS (Penn Educational Leadership Simulation Program) an innovative, research-based collaboration between Penn GSE and the three major professional associations for K-12 school leaders.