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October 27, 2019

In his role as Assistant Professor of Educational Administration at the University of South Dakota, Dr. David De Jong has become a leading simulation practitioner, facilitator, and champion. Over the past several years, he has presented ELS simulations over 50 times to over 1,000 current and aspirin...

April 23, 2019

Preparing new school leaders and further developing those who’ve already found roles in administration is a broad task. There’s no single tool or approach that covers everything. The responsibilities of school leaders are varied and the decisions they make affect different constituencies with someti...

April 23, 2019

We expect administrators to learn on the job, but responding to conflicts in a virtual world helps them learn without real-world consequences.  Read more at eSchoolNews.

February 28, 2019

Simulations break down stories of real-life scenarios and allow participants to stop time and reflect on each element of a situation to discuss and decide how to proceed.  They mix stories with mindful contemplation leading to amazing results.

A recent article on stories entitled, How Can Stories Be...

February 28, 2019

School leaders are raving about the new simulation entitled, “Recognizing and Reporting Abuse and Neglect.” The following is a description of this new simulation:

“As a school leader, you must know the signs of child abuse and neglect, and know how to act sensitively, accurately, and legally toward a...

September 4, 2018

With the school year starting again, there are no shortages of articles about ideas for better teaching.  We also track interesting reads on ideas for better leadership – for the classroom, for schools, and for whole communities.  Check out the links below for our latest roundup:

Overcome Thes...

February 13, 2018

NJPSA/FEA Leaders-to-Leaders Program and Ed Leadership Sims

The NJPSA/FEA Leaders-to-Leaders program is currently sole provider of Principal Residency programs for the State of New Jersey approved and sanctioned by the New Jersey Department of Education. According to N.J.A.C. 6A:9B-12.5, all candidat...

February 9, 2018

Computer Simulations Provide Administrators with Essential Practice

Leadership turnover in public schools is skyrocketing. Computer simulation can quickly teach inexperienced administrators and superintendents how to deal with challenging situations.

Imagine you are a newly promoted principal, replaci...

May 21, 2017

Implications for PD in Rural Districts and others from an online University Administration program

September 27, 2016

I recently went back to an Edutopia article highlighting short videos reminding us that "Failure is an inevitable part of life, but it's often accompanied by shame -- most people do everything in their power to avoid it."  Watching the clips reminded me how inspired we get and how hard it is to fail...

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