simSchool Simulations in Teacher Education and Professional Development
David Gibson, simSchool, United States ; Kevin Anderson, Superintendent of Schools, Elmwood Park, IL, United States ; Cindy Anderson, Roosevelt University, Chicago, IL, United States ; Lucy Bush, Jeffrey Hall, Tift College of Education, Mercer University, United States ; Holly Diehl, California University of Pennsylvania, United States ; Pamela Redmond, Touro University California, United States
Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States ISBN 978-1-939797-02-5 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA
This panel will present diverse perspectives on field-based research and experiences with the integration of simSchool in undergraduate teacher education courses and teacher professional development. The session will present a brief overview of the simSchool simulation platform’s capabilities. The audience will participate in a discussion about the future of teacher education, educational technology and instructional design theory shaped by games and simulations. Faculty and administration leaders from four implementation sites will describe their uses of simSchool, research plans and observations of impacts. David Gibson, founder and creator of simSchool, will set the context and moderate the presentations and discussion.
Gibson, D., Anderson, K., Anderson, C., Bush, L., Hall, J., Diehl, H. & Redmond, P. (2013). simSchool Simulations in Teacher Education and Professional Development. In R. McBride & M. Searson (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2013--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 2585-2588). New Orleans, Louisiana, United States: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE).