For the past several years, the CSDE has partnered with the University of Connecticut, a recipient of a Wallace Foundation University Principal Preparation Initiative (UPPI). The CSDE has used grant funding to support CT’s administrator preparation programs, as well as current administrators who mentor and support aspiring and new administrators, in developing and supporting equity-driven, antiracist school leaders.
In support of new administrators, we are pleased to share that the CSDE is partnering with CAS and the CT Center for School Change (CCSC), who will co-facilitate EdLeadership Simulations beginning this Fall, for administrators new to their role within the past five years. The Simulations selected from the SchoolSims Simulation Library will provide opportunities for participants to engage in facilitated decisions throughout the Simulations, which reflect current, authentic situations that school leaders face on a regular basis. At each decision point in the Simulation, participants discuss options in breakout rooms, and upon returning to the larger group, the risks and potential outcomes are discussed with the group.
CAS and CCSC, as well as CT’s APP faculty, will have access to the SchoolSims Simulation Library through December 2023. While the facilitation of the Simulations in the attached flyer are supported with Wallace Foundation funding, schools and districts can reach out to CAS and CCSC directly to arrange for professional learning using the Simulations. The attached graphic shows the alignment of SchoolSims Simuations to PSEL Standards.
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