Scenario Learning, Inc. is an educational publishing firm focusing on risk management and safety compliance for school districts. Their series of products is called SafeSchools.
What issues does SafeSchools address? School safety is a broad spectrum of issues that falls squarely on school administrators. The potential exposures are huge. Workers compensation costs alone for a medium-sized district with high claims can approach $1M. Increased insurance premiums, regulatory fines (e.g. OSHA), and lawsuit threats add to the pain. Most importantly, teachers teach better and kids learn better in safe environments.
What is the solution? Scenario Learning publishes SafeSchools, a training and tracking system for school safety. Scenario-based courses train certificated and classified staff on many topics such as bloodborne pathogens, playground safety, child abuse, and bullying. In addition, compliance management software captures the data from each employee. This enables the superintendent to demonstrate compliance in all areas of safety and risk management.
What topics are covered in the SafeSchools courses? Initially we are publishing courses in the following areas:
Slips, Trips & Falls
Supervision of Students
Are the training courses delivered only online? The training courses can be delivered on the Internet, on a network, or on CD-ROM. We can even custom develop workbooks for learners that lack access to computers. However, only the Internet and network versions offer a dynamic link to the compliance management software.
Why do you use scenarios in your instruction? The same reason pilots learn to fly in simulators,it's too expensive not to and context is everything. Our scenarios attach consequences to learner choices,good and bad. When real safety crises occur, your staff is better prepared to respond with the appropriate precautions.
Why is SafeSchools necessary? Federal and state law stipulates that safety training and compliance must be documented. Also, most school administrators admit they're an accident waiting to happen.
What are the benefits of the product to a school district? There are four major benefits:
We reduce the number of safety incidents over time by properly educating staff on the precautions. We reduce liability/culpability through our compliance software, which automatically tracks training. We save the school district time through our online scheduling and reporting tools. We save the school district money.
Who is the customer? This is a district-level solution for school superintendents and other key administrators. There are 16,000 public school districts nationally including 100,000 K-12 schools. The product has been extensively test-marketed in Ohio, Kentucky, and California.
Are there school districts using the product? Scenario Learning has secured several district orders even though the product will not ship until the start of the school year. The product was developed with participation from advisory school districts in the Midwest. – less–ZoomInfo