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Zoo U

Project Info

Project Description


This interactive social skills assessment program is designed to enhance elementary students’ social literacy as well as track their progress toward specific social goals. Meeting these goals helps children more easily establish and maintain positive peer relations, which research has shown is closely tied to academic success. Failure to develop such relationships can lead to academic, behavioral, and emotional problems.

In Zoo U, students navigate social situations with other characters in an engaging virtual school for zookeepers in training. Zoo U focuses on six core social skills: impulse control, empathy, initiation, communication, cooperation, and emotion regulation.

The program assesses students’ initial social skill level as well as their progress. Zoo U scaffolds difficulty levels and pedagogical assistance for personalized assessment and learning.

3C Institute is currently developing a Zoo U social skills intervention to complement the Zoo U assessment.

Learn more and purchase Zoo U at Personalized Learning Games.