TeachLivE from New York: It’s SUNY Wide! Enhancing Pedagogical Practice within a Simulated Environment

Principal Investigator:

Krista Vince Garland, Buffalo State

This application seeks to continue work from an IITG project funded in 2013. The current proposal extends upon the last project by expanding collaboration and open sharing among SUNY colleagues to improve quality of learning experiences for students through the use of the TeachLivE (TLE) virtual classroom simulator. The TLE simulator is an immersive mixed reality environment. This setting provides pre-service and in-service teachers the opportunity to learn new skills and to craft their practice without placing “real” students at risk during the learning process. Renewal would allow for continuance in the development of a competency-based curriculum delivery model based upon research for improved mechanisms within teacher education programs. Continued funding would provide for state wide scale-up with the establishment of a SUNY TLE Consortium, faculty regional trainings, creation of a SUNY TLE Resource Manual, a Delphi Study to determine practice priorities, and assessment of TLE impact on learning outcomes.

Co-PI’s and Key Partners:

Karen Bell, Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Educational Administration, SUNY New Paltz
Sharon Raimondi, Director of the Joint Doctoral Program, University at Buffalo

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