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Project SETS (Simulation-Enhanced Training for Science Teachers)
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, , University of North Texas, United States ; , Institute for the Integration of Technology and Teacher Learning, United States ; , University of North Texas, United States

Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference, in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA ISBN 978-1-880094-64-8 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE), Chesapeake, VA

Abstract

Project SETS (Simulation-Enhanced Training for Science Teachers) seeks to improve training for elementary level science teachers using a simulated classroom (simSchool) as a laboratory experience. Future teachers can practice teaching in an inclusion classroom with a variety of divergent learners including students with disabilities. The project seeks to train elementary level teachers in effective teaching strategies so that young learners have the opportunity to experience effective teaching strategies early on in their educational careers. In the simulated classroom, divergent populations and students with disabilities can be emulated. The “simSchool” program provides pre-service teachers with a “virtual practicum” to develop their teaching skills prior to teaching in real classrooms. The program aims to enable users to develop skills in differentiating instruction, classroom management, special education and adapting teaching to multiple cognitive abilities.

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Tyler-Wood, T., Knezek, G., Christensen, R. & Dunn, L. (2008). Project SETS (Simulation-Enhanced Training for Science Teachers). In K. McFerrin, R. Weber, R. Carlsen & D. Willis (Eds.), Proceedings of SITE 2008--Society for Information Technology & Teacher Education International Conference (pp. 5167-5172). Las Vegas, Nevada, USA: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE). Retrieved May 23, 2019 from .

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