Students interacting with classroom simulation technology

Classroom Simulation Technology

Welcome to teaching in the digital age

  • How will I handle a student who constantly uses their cellphone during class?
  • How do I tell a parent that their child is failing during a conference?
  • What can I do to get my class to engage with me?

At Pace University School of Education, we prepare our aspiring teachers to become innovative classroom instructors. More than ever, technology is a necessity in education, as was demonstrated when the country was forced into remote learning due to the pandemic. Not only do we integrate enriched field experiences within our coursework, but also support it with simulation technology.

We are one of the only education colleges in New York City and the lower Hudson Valley to offer this mixed-reality technology that simulates everyday teacher experiences, from setting classroom expectations to parent-teacher conferences, to special education classroom scenarios, and so much more. These digital avatars give our students the opportunity to practice proactive and reactive strategies in a variety of content areas, all in a safe environment.

From an energetic first grader to a defiant teenager, our students can engage with a variety of avatars: even adults during parent-teacher conferences. Preparation is key in education, and our students graduate prepared, both inside and outside the classroom.

Adolescent History major, Joseph Fornito, interacts with a middle school avatar class during an Open House demonstration.