Virtual Classrooms: STAR Simulator
Abstract The focus of this project is to create research in teacher education that positively impacts teacher recruitment, preparation and retention in urban environments. The novel approach we are using to attack this problem is that of capturing, analyzing, synthesizing and simulating human interactions in Mixed Reality (part real, part synthetic) environments, thereby creating training/screening settings that are realistic and yet do not put actual children at risk. Our approach is based on the proven Haberman methods for screening teachers for urban schools and is currently being prototyped as part of a Department of Education Small Business Innovative Research Grant.
 

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