Yesterday Mike Penn and Heather Oros hosted an inservice day for around 100 teachers in Shaler Area School District on their simulator, the IKS Titan.
The teachers attended in groups by grade and specialty. They received a general briefing just like a student would and were assigned a job. Then they “flew” through a sampling of many missions and environments.
They were just as enthusiastic as the kids are! We heard many positive comments. Many of the teachers commented on how they didn’t really understand the simulator until now and that this inservice gave them valuable insight into what their students do and why they are so excited.
There will be lots of brainstorming about how they can use the simulator to bring more relevance and realism their curriculum.