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.
April, 2021 - Listen to the new SIM StoryCorps: Ignited by Student Success and Fueled by Shared Passion, with Rosemary Tralli and Jocelyn Washburn
March, 2021 - Watch the Evidence-based Practices for Adolescents with Literacy Challenges webinar, with Drs. Irma Brasseur-Hock & Jocelyn Washburn, presented to middle and high school teachers, school and district administrators, and instructional coordinators and coaches across Missouri in March.
February, 2021 - New article from SIM researchers Brasseur-Hock, I. F., Miller, W., Washburn, J., Chroust, A. J., & Hock, Michael, F. (2021). The effects of a comprehensive and supplemental middle school reading program. International Journal of Research in Learning Disabilities. 5(1), 25-41. https://doi.org/10.28987/ijrld.5.1.25
February, 2021 - Check out the new SIM Alignment with Other Practices website at: https://sim.ku.edu/sim-alignment-other-practices
November, 2020 - A new article has been accepted for publication on the Question Exploration Routine, Effects of Multmedia versus Live Professional Development on Teachers'a nd Students' performance related to the Question Exploration Routine.
November, 2020 - Please check out our new resouce pages at: Technology-Enhanced SIM™ Learning Strategy Instructional Delivery & Technology-Enhanced SIM™ Content Enhancement Routine Instructional Delivery
September, 2020 - We are pleased to share a new resource: A Crosswalk: High-Leverage Practices in Special Education and Strategic Instruction Model (SIM™) Instructional Tools and Interventions.
September, 2020 - Jocelyn Washburn, Director of Professional Development for the SIM Network, presented a webinar, SIM in Inclusive Classrooms, to more than 70 teachers in India and Singapore. The Webinar was hosted by Lalitha Ramanujan, SIM Profesional Developer and Founder of the Alpha to Omega Learning Centre. Watch the Webinar.
August, 2020 - SIM Professional Developers Michael Fagella-Luby and Endia Lindo (et. al) published the following article: A University–Lab School Writing Partnership Project: Benefits of Curriculum‐Based Measures and Intervention for Students With Learning Differences in peer-reviewed journal, The Reading Teacher (Aug. 31). This article provides a data-informed instructional model for writing, using SIM writing strategies as the primary intervention selected. Their work is timely and relevant to the theme of access.
August, 2020 - With many of the SIM Learning Strategies (and student materials) now available as PDF files, tools like TextHelpReader https://pdf.texthelp.com/ make it easy for students to complete their Learning Sheets online. Learn more about enhancing your work with technology at: https://sim.ku.edu/sim-tech-enhanced-ls
June, 2020 - Sustaining a SIM Initiative in Montana to Improve Student Outcomes