Simulations Promote Change in Classroom

The mission of Classroom, Inc. is to promote constructive change among students and educators through interactive computer simulations and professional development opportunities. Initiated in 1991, the not-for-profit corporation's programs currently are being used in more than 30 schools and community-based organizations in the Northeast, reaching over 2,500 students. Simulations include The Parkside Hotel, which places students in the role of a hotel manager, and The Starr Medical Center, in which they fill a nurse's sh'es. Students work in teams to gather information, define problems, evaluate solutions and make decisions. A semester of curriculum may span years in the life of a business, permitting observation of long-term results. Classroom, Inc., New York, NY, (212) 545-8400.

This article originally appeared in the 12/01/1995 issue of THE Journal.