These professional development institutes use the Content Literacy Continuum as the unifying framework in SIM. Participants will be chosen through an application process. Eligible Applicants:
- a) are experienced SIM teachers, administrators, coordinators or university personnel who have previously (received professional development in Content Enhancement Routines or Learning Strategies and have implemented them successfully with students
- (b) have the energy and spirit required to be good professional developers
- (c) have effective communication skills in teaching adults and working with administrators, and, most critically
- (d) have administrative support for their participation in acquiring professional development /instruction, attending update sessions to maintain their professional developer status, finding time and resources required to deliver instruction to others, and gaining wide-spread, long-term implementation success.