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Research and Discussions


Professional Development (PD) contains many aspects of teaching, learning and leading school environments.  It's time to propel PD conversations to a new level.


Improving Critical Thinking and Judgment


PD should challenge us to think and react to situations.


Immersive Learning U: Why Smart People Make Not Smart Decisions

SlideShare: Experience Design Methodology and Simulation for Professional Development

QuickLesson: When and Why to Use Simulations

Association for Talent Development: Several Publications on Simulations

In Support of Excellence: The Benefits of Scenario-Based Learning … the New Instructional Design

In Support of Excellence: A Passion for Immersive Learning … a Nine-Year Journey


Enabling Better Communication


Training focuses development on new skills, but communication focuses people to grow future learning and development.


Immersive Learning U: Creating the Illusion of Complexity: Simplifying Simulation Development

Penn Educational Leadership SIMS: Presentation on Simulations and Communication, Additional Presentation

Online Learning: Online Simulations Course

In Support of Education: At The Padagogy Wheel Core: Immersive Learning Targets Engagement



Industry PD Research


Published PD research from industry-leading sources.


WSJ: Teacher-Training Proposal Sparks Debate

Penn Educationat Leadership Simulations Program

EdWeek: Latest News and Articles

EdSurge: How Teachers are Learning: Professional Development Remix and Report