Join AACTE and Mursion for a Roundtable Discussion and Live Virtual Classroom Simulation: May 19

AACTE Responds to COVID-19

Virtual Classrooms Roundtable Series

As part of our Education Roundtable Series, Mursion will host three leaders for a conversation on the current state of upheaval that is bringing about a transformation in teacher preparation. Join hundreds of your colleagues tomorrow, Tuesday, May 19, 1:00 p.m. ET to engage in conversation with amazing, pioneering women in education. Plus see a simulation of a virtual classroom between a teacher and avatar students. Register to attend (or to receive the link to the recording of the event). Here’s the agenda for the hour:

Jacqueline Rodriguez, assistant vice president for programs and professional learning at the American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE), will speak about the following:

  • How AACTE members are navigating state policy, university policy, and district policy while working steadfastly to prepare our future educators for the PK-12 environment
  • The value and efficacy of the simulation in providing additional (supplemental) practice opportunities to candidates throughout their program
  • How AACTE and Mursion can provide its members with an opportunity to continue, extend, and deepen the clinical practice that candidates were once receiving face-to-face

Wendy W. Murawski, executive director and Eisner Endowed Chair for the Center for Teaching and Learning at California State University, Northridge (CSUN), will share the following:

  • SIMPACT Immersive Learning, a mixed reality simulation system that provides a highly realistic virtual platform for practice in social work, counseling, teaching, conflict resolution, and many other interpersonal interactions. And how SIMPACT is addressing the needs of candidates within their institution and at other institutions across the country and the outcomes of candidate’s work in the simulation
  • How they worked with EPPs (educator preparation programs) prior to COVID and how they plan to work EPPs during and post COVID
  • The use of high-leverage practices (HLP) in the elementary classroom

Lastly, Carrie Straub, executive director of education programs at Mursion, will be responsible for the following:

  • Facilitating the conversation and moderating the discussion
  • Providing an overview of virtual reality and field-tested applications of simulation training of teacher candidates
  • Providing a real-time opportunity to experience a virtual classroom simulation of High Leverage Practice: Introducing English Language Arts (ELA) Content for Upper Elementary

This event is designed to be an interactive experience. We will be looking for a volunteer to step into a brave space to try the simulation. Both verbal and non-verbal communication are important in simulation training, so be prepared to turn on your camera.

We’re looking forward to seeing you. Register now for the “Let’s test drive classroom simulations” webinar on May 19 at 1:00 p.m. ET.

 Monika Jo is a learning partner at Mursion.



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