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AACTE was recently awarded a National Science Foundation Discovery Research PreK-12 grant to virtually convene members and strategic partners this coming summer to advance the use of simulation in science education teacher preparation. The conference will address the critical need for well-qualified science educators who can teach effectively in a variety of face-to-face and virtual school settings and who understand and can meet the learning needs of diverse students.
AACTE intends to invite experts in science education, simulation in educator preparation, the Next Generation Science Standards, Mursion simulation specialists, and high school science teachers who have been recognized for excellence in teaching and in mentoring teacher candidates to the convening. Participants will engage in design thinking exercises to develop simulation scenarios that afford science educator candidates additional opportunities to practice. For further inquiries, please contact Jacqueline Rodriguez (firstname.lastname@example.org).
AACTE members are committed to preparing high-quality teacher candidates through clinical practice to make their students profession ready for the 21st century learner. The AACTE and Mursion Collaboration provides educator preparation programs with innovative solutions for teacher candidates to complete clinical practice requirements via virtual simulations during COVID-19 and beyond. This partnership, offered at a special rate for AACTE members, offers educators and students world-class experiential learning through simulations for long-term success. This technology is used to prepare new teachers for challenges in today’s classrooms, to empower principals with administrative competencies, and to help improve students’ social skills and confidence.
AACTE and Mursion collaborate to support teacher preparation through coronavirus
Get the latest on how virtual reality and avatars are changing the learning landscape in education. VR simulations provide a safe place to practice interpersonal behaviors at an accelerated pace, receive rapid corrective feedback, and assess behavior. Studies show that simulations are more effective than other instructional methods, because they simultaneously engage trainees’ emotional and cognitive processes.
– Scarlett McCombs, Mursion Student Actor
– Laurie Mullen, Dean of College of Education at Towson University
– Jan Miller, University of West Alabama
– Laila Richman, Towson University
– Tom Brady, University of Mississippi
– Kate Zimmer, Kennesaw State University
Learn how AACTE members are using virtual reality classrooms to advance educator preparation.
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Special AACTE Member Rate: $152 per learner
(Minimum 50 learners per AACTE Institution)
This package offers an interactive simulation workshop for 3 learners with coaching from a Danielson expert and annual user license to video platform. Package Includes:
Special AACTE Member Rate: $134 per learner (normally $149)
(Minimum 50 learners per AACTE Institution)
This package offers candidates practice teaching scenarios in a virtual setting, where they can pause and reflect on practice and try new techniques. You will have access to over 100 videos through an annual platform license, as well as the opportunity for one 30-minute virtual session. (Additional 30-minute virtual sessions are available at special AACTE member rate: $49). Package Includes:
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AACTE and Mursion Collaboration FAQ Sheet
Face-to-face clinical field experience cancelled? Find out how teacher candidates can safely practice instructional strategies—and stay on schedule to graduate.
Mursion was born and raised in the education field. Our partners at colleges of education talked to us about challenges for this year’s cohort of teacher candidates … opportunities for face-to-face clinical field experience are currently out of the question, for obvious reasons.
Discover more about virtual reality classrooms and simulation in the following Mursion webinars designed especially for you.
All webinars will be held on Tuesdays at 1:00pm EDT. (Content, speakers, schedule are subject to change.)
April 13 : Training Everyday Heroes: Virtual Practice to Empower the Next Generation of Educators
Lindsey Freeman, Colby Gull of University of Wyoming
April 20 : Social Emotional Support for Children during the Pandemic
Amy Cook, Lindsay Fallon,and Kristin Murphy of UMass Boston
May 11: Education State of the Union
Jacqueline Rodriguez, AACTE Vice President, Research, Policy, & Advocacy
May 18: Professional Development for Science and Math
Jamie Mikeska and Heather Howell from ETS
June 8: Elementary Math Education
Dawn Woods, PhD from Oakland University
June 15: Education Leadership
Maggie Thornton, PhD from the University of Virginia
These roundtables are intended to be an interactive discussion, not just a sit and listen webinar. Come prepared to engage in lively discussion. Make sure to sign on at a location with a microphone (webcam encouraged but optional).
Recording: Let’s test drive classroom simulations – Mursion Roundtable with AACTE’s Jackie Rodriguez and CalState’s Wendy Murawski
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