Friday, May 14, 2010

Inside Chicago's school "Renaissance"

“Our Soldiers know how to shoot, but they may not always understand when to shoot — or not to shoot,” Munsey said. “Was there a hostile act? With VBS2, we train on their weaknesses.”

Chicago Public School District representatives met with Combined Arms Center-Training team members at Fort Leavenworth in April to learn first-hand about the U.S. Army’s approach to virtual training. Their goal as members of the school district’s Office of School Turnaround was to learn about possible approaches to help prepare teachers and administrators to succeed in the Windy City’s toughest schools.
 “We need to make it so people are constantly growing,” said Dr. Donald Fraynd, turnaround officer for the Chicago Public Schools. “Our teachers and administrators need to be able to go into an uncomfortable space and know they won’t get fired if they make the wrong decision,” he said, adding that virtual training would offer that safe opportunity to learn. (

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