The Strategic Instruction Model™ is a comprehensive, evidence-based adolescent literacy program that empowers teachers and enables students to better succeed in school and beyond.
December 2019 - Strategic Partnership Formed with SIM and iDEC
The Inclusive Digital Era Collaborative (iDEC) in collaboration with the Professional Development Research Institute (which includes SIM) was awarded $120,000 to conduct research and professional development activities as a result of a competitive bidding process through Washington Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI). Read more
November 2019 -Don Deshler, co-founder of the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and co-creator of the Strategic Instruction Model will keynote the 35th Anniversary Florida SIM Update Conference in 2020
August, 2019 - KUCRL will team with KU School of Education researchers on a grant to develop and test a new model designed to help students determine and achieve their educational and life goals using Possible-Selves and Self-Determination
May, 2019 - PAULA LANCASTER to keynote SIMposium, July 16-18, 2019
ALL NEW: TEACHING DECISION-MAKING!
A new manual to help students and teachers think about issues that may have more than one option or way to respond. Identify an issue and possible options that could be used to respond to the issue. Students learn to clearly state the issue, explore possible options, understand necessary background knowledge about the issue, identify and analyze reasons to support each option, evaluate, judge and rank each option, propoes compromises or alternatives and come to a decision, explainng the reasoning that led to that decision. More information
SIM READING PROGRAMS EVALUATED FOR INSTITUTE OF EDUCATION SCIENCES' WHAT WORKS CLEARINGHOUSE
A new report adds two Strategic Instruction Model™ reading programs to an influential national database of education interventions that have been proven effective in the classroom. The report found that Xtreme Reading and SIM Learning Strategies Curriculum, separately, have shown evidence of—in the parlance of the Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse—“potentially positive effects” on reading achievement for struggling adolescent readers. The WWC rating means at least one study of each program reported statistically significant positive effects. Learn More...