Penn Mid-Career Doctoral Program in Educational Leadership (MC Program)
Research indicates that a principal's willingness to be reflective and the ability to consider multiple perspectives are critical skills for effective practice.
The MC Program shares in the belief that these skills are essential in helping principals become and sustain themselves as "leaders of learning" – who set the optimal conditions for education to occur, nurture leadership in others, and are able to navigate "people, data, and processes" to improve student achievement.
Emerging research has examined the positive impact of computer-based simulation use on critical thinking skills, cognitive processes, and problem-based learning.
However, despite technological advances that make simulation technology more widely available, simulations continue to be less accessible to educational institutions, such as schools and districts, because they tend to be high in cost and impose extensive training requirements.
Ed Leadership SIMS began its collaboration with the MC Program to find solutions to broader distribution and proper training times - Experience Design Process and its delivery resulted!