The Education Leadership Development Experience (ELDEx) is an application that supports in-person intensive professional development workshops and training sessions for educational leaders. Developed in partnership with the Urban Education Leaders’ Collaborative (UELC) at Teachers College, ELDEx uses case studies and simulations to engage workshop participants in decision-making scenarios based on actual events.
UELC facilitators wanted to be able to differentiate learning experiences for each group in a workshop cohort and manage decision points to keep participants thinking on their feet. In response to their needs, the CTL created an open-source platform that enables facilitators to track group progress in real time and make “just-in-time” adjustments to the learning experience by modifying the narrative flow with decision-making “curve balls.” The platform also allows facilitators to easily add and edit their case studies. ELDEx has been used to deliver trainings to hundreds of participants around the country since it launched in Fall 2015.
Brian Perkins, Director of the Urban Educational Leaders Program, Teachers College