Educator Blog

Information and inspiration for thought-leaders in mental wellness and education

Our blog features a variety of content from the latest trends and social issues impacting education, to interviews with subject matter experts and clients who are successfully using Kognito products. Additionally, we also feature cutting edge research from our in-house team related to student and athlete mental health, product efficacy and cultivating resiliency after trauma. Check in weekly for the latest blog updates.

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Getting Unstuck Podcast Summary: Using Simulations to Train Trauma-Informed School Personnel

Kognito founder and head of research Dr. Glenn Albright, along with Kim Wieland, head of product, education, were featured guests on the “Getting Unstuck: Educators Leading Change” podcast. Here are a few key topics discussed in the episode.

US Surgeon General Advisory: How Immersive Virtual Trainings Can Help Schools Address Youth Mental Health Crisis

Learn more about the US Surgeon General Advisory about youth mental health & how Kognito’s evidence-based simulations supports those efforts.

Online Clinical Practice for Social Work Students: A Q&A

Learn how UNCW incorporates online simulation into its social work curriculum in this featured interview with Noell Rowan, PhD, an associate professor and the director of the BSW program at the University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) School of Social Work.

7 Advantages of Learning with Virtual Humans

Virtual humans are an alternative to live role-plays with instructors, peers, or paid actors. Here are 7 ways virtual humans can provide a superior learning experience.

Webinar Recap: Cultivating Inclusive Communities

Kognito’s new DEI online learning experience for higher education leaders fosters a safe, supportive, respectful, and welcoming culture to promote overall student wellness and success.

Client Spotlight: University Supports Student Mental Health Through Simulation

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign helps students and faculty members support students in distress through its partnership with Kognito. Here’s a look at recent findings that reveal the positive impact the power of simulation is having on the campus community.

Preparing Future PNPs to Address Substance Use in Adolescent Care: A Q&A

Texas Woman’s University uses online role-play conversations with virtual patients to practice using evidence-based SBIRT techniques when addressing adolescent substance use. Assistant professor Adaorah Azotam shares her experience.

A Teacher’s Role in Bullying Prevention

Teachers play an important role in nurturing a safe and supportive learning environment. Here are three ways they can address bullying, which are all covered in our “Building Respect” simulation.

Incorporating SBIRT in Social Work Curriculum: A Q&A

Explore how Southern University used virtual role-play conversations to prepare social work students to screen adolescent patients for substance use risks.

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