Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Change Learning


At Jetlag Learning, we think big to transform education, and we believe that effective Games-Based-Learning has huge potential. We envision
  • Students as creators with (your) content and evaluators of quality
  • Real world environments: open-ended and dynamic
  • Moving beyond recall: Develop business plans and other real products for a real audience
  • Empowering educators to customize and target learning

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LEARN MORE ABOUT SIMCEO
Visit www.simceo.org
Attend one of our webinars for instructors.
Check out our Getting Started resources.
Interested in partnering to foster youth entrepreneurship?
Interested in joining a pilot program?  Help us research the learning effectiveness of simCEO, and get cool stuff!
Follow us on Twitter @simCEO and join our Facebook Group

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Pilot simCEO - Push us to the next level of EdTech GBL!

We believe simCEO represents a new form of online learning - where learners simultaneously create and evaluate each other's creation in a dynamic environment controlled by the instructor!

Learn more about our pilot program to help play a part in helping to make this innovative learning even more effective! Test new features.



Why join a pilot?
  • Because your input will help future students and instructors!
  • Contribute to the development of a new model in games-based learning.
  • Build your professional resume.
  • Connect with other innovative educators to share ideas.
  • Earn 100 simCredits of the new site for your district.
  • OPTIONAL: Have your name immortalized (well, printed on our site) as an innovator and contributor towards the development of the new features.


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LEARN MORE ABOUT SIMCEO
Visit www.simceo.org
Learn more about how we hope to change learning.
Attend one of our webinars
Check out our Getting Started resources.
Interested in partnering to foster youth entrepreneurship?
Follow us on Twitter @simCEO and join our Facebook Group

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Getting Started Resources: Classroom Site


Looking to get started?


Below, you'll find the resources to get you started.
But first, let's determine which site is best for you.


www.simCEO.org - Our classroom version. Instructors can set up a simulation with their own students. The resources below are provided are optional and encouraged as an easy way to get started.



www.courses.simceo.org - Instructors can offer any course on our interactive platform. Users from around the world can join.  (All prospective instructors must meet certification requirements.) 






Take a look below. If you can't find what you want, let us know.


To become a simCEO instructor
StepClassroom SitePublic Course
www.simceo.orgwww.courses.simceo.org
1Download Set-Up GuidesMandatoryMandatory
2Review Set-ChartsRecommendedMandatory
3aJoin Intro Training Sim (free)RecommendedMandatory
3bPass Quiz and Begin Setting Up Your Own SimRecommendedMandatory
4Set-Up / Run Your Own Sim (free)RecommendedRecommended


1. Download our Start-Up Guides.
Instructor Set-Up Guide: (A Step by Step PDF)
Student Set-Up Guide (PDF)



2. Review Set-Up Charts and Videos 
Before you get started, watch this short video to see how you can customize simCEO to fit your needs.   And, be sure to browse more detailed videos below.

The power of simCEO lies in teacher creativity. Start by considering the content you wish to target - in economics, entrepreneurship, financial literacy, or other subjects like math, science, history, or English. See how students apply your content within your simCEO context. Target the topics you desire at complexity level of your students!


Check our simple chart: Authentic Student Learning to help you understand the power of effectively customizing simCEO to leverage it's powerful interactive environment.  When you're ready to brainstorm ideas, start with our Instructor Prompts: Questions To Guide Your Planning.

Customizing simCEO for Authentic Student Learning


  • Customize the business plans, the simCEO environment, or share bulletin board messages to integrate content you want to see addressed at the level of complexity you desire?
  • Automatically add news articles (real or fictional) to keep the simulation dynamic and to assess students' ability to take correct actions?
  • Plan how and when can students authentically reflect on their (in)actions to allow you to assess their understanding?


3. Join a Free Training Course

Get a feel for simCEO and get introduced to the basics of setting up your own simulation as you play in the role of a student. Then, transition into setting up your own course. You will get all the help you need within our free Training Course. 


4. Start Your Own Experience. Choose a Version

        Classroom Version                 or                      Public Version 

Test drive simCEO as an instructor       Join an existing class today. Or, become an 
for your students with a free                  an instructor and offer your own course to

7-day simulation. Add your                    users around the world.
students and get started.

1. Register at www.simceo.org            1. View courses
at https://courses.simceo.org 
2. Learn how to create your free          2. Join as a student. Or, create your own
simulation with this short video.               
course to offer.



Questions? Want advice? Schedule a free 15 minute consultation.

If you want help maximizing student learning within this environment, we're here to help. Schedule a 15-minute free consultation with us.

Move beyond content recall, and harness student energy and engagement to see if they can apply knowledge in an authentic simulation. Be creative, and push student learning to new heights.


We're always on the lookout for instructors interested in joining a pilot program to help us research the innovative learning within simCEO.

Still have a question?
Login and open up a support ticket or email us at support@simceo.org 

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LEARN MORE ABOUT SIMCEO
Visit www.simceo.org (Classroom Site) or www.courses.simceo.org (Public Site)
Learn more about how we hope to change learning.
Attend one of our webinars for instructors.
Interested in partnering to foster youth entrepreneurship?
Interested in joining a pilot program?  Help us research the learning effectiveness of simCEO, and get cool stuff!
Follow us on Twitter @simCEO and join our Facebook Group


Sunday, January 22, 2017

Join Our Webinars or Schedule a 1:1 session



Join a simCEO Webinar and Teacher Q&A. Or, set up a 1:1 discussion with a simCEO team representative.

Schedule a 1:1 Consultation

Or, set up a time for a personal 15 minute consultation with one a team member.
Weekdays: Reserve a spot on calendar #1.
Evenings & Saturdays: Reserve a spot on  Calendar #2


Each webinar we'll also feature a particular topic. Stay current with each week's session by following us on Twitter @simCEO  

Our Webinars

We'll review the basic set up steps and possibilities for getting you started. Additionally, we want to hear from you! 

Share your questions, get feedback from our staff, and listen to ideas from other instructors.


Here's a look at our upcoming webinars. But to join, you have to reserve a space.
  • Wednesdays 9:00 am EST  
  • Thursdays 4:00 pm EST     
  • Fridays 9:00 pm EST         
  • Saturdays 10:00 am EST   
Reserve a space for a webinar here  (Limit of 10 participants.)


TOPICS INCLUDE:
  • Customizing what you want from students: Tips to help students create business plans that address your content.
  • How instructors define the sim environment (time/place) to give students context
  • How instructors use simCEO with student teams/groups
  • Making simCEO cross-disciplinary: Ideas from instructors for Math, Science, History, Writing, and Arts integration
  • Assessing student understanding/actions by using News Articles
  • Students as creators and simultaneous evaluators of quality: How can you assess both in simCEO?
  • Why (and how) should instructors choose to influence student share prices?

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HOW TO JOIN A WEBINAR (after signing up via the link above)


Join from PC, Mac, Linux, iOS or Android: https://zoom.us/j/6641013445

Or iPhone one-tap (US Toll):  +16465588656,6641013445# or +14086380968,6641013445#

Or Telephone:
    Dial: +1 646 558 8656 (US Toll) or +1 408 638 0968 (US Toll)
    Meeting ID: 664 101 3445
    International numbers available: https://zoom.us/zoomconference?m=thBVfecFgFr3fjuPVJcPrCRQ70w1c3d4

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LEARN MORE ABOUT SIMCEO
Visit www.simceo.org
Learn more about how we hope to change learning.
Check out our Getting Started resources.
Interested in joining a pilot program?  Help us research the learning effectiveness of simCEO, and get cool stuff!
Follow us on Twitter @simCEO and join our Facebook Group

Join Our Facebook Page for SimCEO Instructors



We're happy to announce the launching of our Facebook Page featuring Teacher Tips.

Join it to meet up with fellow instructors, share ideas, and get tips.



Interested in joining a pilot? Get cool stuff and help us research the effectiveness this innovative GBL model.
Have questions?  Join our weekly webinars.