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THE IN’S & Out’s Of Simulating AN OUTBREAK

Delve into the specifics: Operation Outbreak’s two simulation levels, operational demands, and learning outcomes for each experience.
SIMULATION OVERVIEW

Unleash Operation Outbreak's simulations: Level 1 (Basic) and Level 2 (Advanced).  Organize them independently with our web-based toolkit—any group, anywhere, anytime.  Engage, educate, and empower participants in a hands-on, low-stakes outbreak battle.

level one basic simulation

Level 1 (Basic) simulation: Easy to run for schools and other groups.  Minimal pre-planning, plus the option of using our distinctive, in-simulation QR-code-based interventions (vaccines, tests, masks).

Lessons learned in this simulation

  1. Trace transmission chains
  2. Grasp interventions’ (e.g. masks, tests, vaccines) impacts on transmission
  3. Confront perception versus reality as presented in the post-simulation Outbreak Visualizer (data review)

LEVEL TWO ADVANCED simulation

Level 2 (Advanced) simulation: Dive deep into immersive role-play of society. Become members of "Family Units" in the General Population or workers in diverse "Work Units" (Government Officials, Public Health Officials, Healthcare Workers, Reporters, and more).  Prepare for Level 2 (Advanced) with comprehensive pre-simulation planning. Explore details in the simulation Guidebook
View the Guidebook

Lessons learned in this simulation

  1. All Basic outcomes, PLUS:
  2. Appreciate socio-economic complexities and constraints intersecting with outbreaks
  3. Sharpen data-dependent critical thinking and decision-making skills using real-time data (that participants manually intake during the simulation via Outbreak Lookout)
PRODUCT PORTALS

To complement the mobile app (available on iOS and Android), a trio of essential, browser-based tools fuels the simulation: Outbreak Creator, Outbreak Lookout (Advanced only), and Outbreak Visualizer.  Learn more about each one below!

  • Outbreak creator (OC)

    Customize and initiate group simulations (Basic and Advanced). Set parameters like speed and QR-code-based interventions.

  • Outbreak lookout (OL)

    Exclusive to the Advanced simulation. Participants intake, process, and analyze real-time data (e.g. positive cases) as well as manage societal group (e.g. Healthcare Workers) funding.

  • Outbreak visualizer (OV)

    Post-simulation tool for reviewing Basic and Advanced simulation results. Individual and group views (all data remains anonymous).

SIMULATION EXAMPLES

What sets Operation Outbreak simulations apart is their ever-changing nature. Each execution is unique.  Mystery pathogens shift.  Group-sizes vary.  With every run, fresh lessons emerge.

Explore a visual display of previous simulations conducted in schools across various regions. An enriching, dynamic, and educationally-impactful encounter for both participants and facilitators.  For numerous institutions, the Operation Outbreak simulation has become a recurring tradition.

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    Sarasota Military Academy Prep

    March, 2016
    Sarasota, Florida

    “THE EXPERIMENT” — STICKER BASED

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    Sarasota Military Academy Prep

    March, 2016
    Sarasota, Florida

    First advanced app based simulation

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    Walter Johnson High School

    October, 2022
    Maryland

    Advanced app simulation

  • One Summer Chicago — basic simulation
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  • Kehoe — basic simulation
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  • Brigham Young University — basic simulation
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  • Bronx Prep — basic simulation
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  • Harvard College — basic simulation
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I Want to Make Learning Infectious

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