2022 | CADREK
Leveraging Simulations in Preservice Preparation to Improve Mathematics Teaching for Students with Disabilities
Report summarizing the various arms of the project and future findings from a randomized control trial. The report also references two papers that expand on the preliminary findings from a landscape analysis of course syllabi and interviews with special education and mathematics education researchers, respectively.
MAY 2, 2022 | UVA TODAY
Report highlighting the various teaching skills that preservice teachers are able to practice in low-stakes simulation environments at the UVA School of Education and Human Development’s Simulation Lab. Julie Cohen, TeachSIM Principal Investigator, expands on the benefits provided by this type of practice.
FEBRUARY 17, 2022 | TEACHER MAGAZINE
Julie Cohen, TeachSIM Principal Investigator, discusses the advantages of supplementing face-to-face classroom training with simulations and highlights the benefits of preservice teachers receiving immediate, targeted coaching and feedback along the way.
NOVEMBER 17, 2021 | BROOKINGS
Julie Cohen and Vivian Wong, TeachSIM Principal Investigators, discuss how simulations complement student-placement experiences in teacher preparation and how they can inform teacher education through providing a way to experimentally test different approaches for expediting teacher skill development.
NOVEMBER 3, 2021 | ARISE
Report of TeachSIM finds on the effects of coaching on preservice teachers’ classroom skills improvement and introductions to upcoming TeachSIM work (i.e., Systematic Replication Across Diverse Sample of Teachers; Supporting Students with Disabilities in Mathematics Classrooms).
SEPTEMBER 18, 2021 | THE ECONOMIST
Edtech that helps teachers beats edtech that replaces them: As children go back to in-person lessons in America some innovations will stay
Discussion of how TeachSIM and other education technology companies and researchers are working to help teachers during the COVID-19 pandemic.
SEPTEMBER 3, 2021 | THE ECONOMIST
Short film highlighting the innovative work TeachSIM is doing to provide preservice teachers with new ways to build their teaching skills.
APRIL 20, 2020 | THE HECHINGER REPORT
Learning to teach from naughty avatars: Virginia study finds prospective teachers improve their handling of student misbehavior when training simulations are combined with human coaching
Julie Cohen, TeachSIM Principal Investigator, shares findings on the benefits of coaching in teacher performance and addresses the challenges and possibilities of integrating simulations into teacher preparation.
OCTOBER 30, 2019 | VIRGINIA BUSINESS
Julie Cohen, TeachSIM Principal Investigator, describes the use of simulations in the teacher preparation program at the University of Virginia’s School of Education and Human Development and discusses the importance of integrating new technology into the classroom.