Immerse, Innovate, Imagine: Teacher Educators Using Mixed Reality Simulation (MRS)
Teacher educators are exploring creative ways to ensure teacher candidates are ready to meet the needs of diverse students. An innovative response to this challenge is the use of mixed reality simulations (MRS) to provide teacher candidates with more realistic practice opportunities. MRS allows candidates to practice essential teacher skills and receive timely feedback from their peers and their instructor. This three-day summer institute will introduce participants to what Mixed Reality Simulation is and the impact this educational tool can have on teacher practices. In addition, participants will have the opportunity to engage in a variety of simulations and create a scenario that can be embedded within their own teacher preparation program.