The Next Best Thing: Teaching with Simulations


Pete Vreeland



Simulations provide students with the opportunity to engage important concepts in a very personal and direct way. Simula­tions provide students with meaningful and immediate feedback as they ex­plore new ideas. In this session, we will design learning activities that make the most of these power­ful learning tools.

"Telling is not teaching..

Listening is not learning..

Students need interactive engagement"


By the end of the session, you should be able to.....
- design a lesson that engages students in a meaningful exploration of an important idea in your subject area

and you should have the resources to.....
- plan, implement, and assess a variety of lessons that utilize simulations.