This project implemented, evaluated and reported on the potential for a network-based computer application to enhance pedagogical expertise through a web-based, dynamic simulation of a classroom where novice teachers are initially guided through the simulations by experienced teachers.Future teachers gained classroom experience with a wide range of simulated students, including those within the normal range of attention and motivation variations, as well as selected cases of students with disabilities. During the project over 300 new teachers received simMentoring training over the three years. Anticipated outcomes were increased retention rates for teachers with greater pedagogical experience, leading to greater student learning and achievement.
Grant # P116B060398-07
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