SIM Virtual Professional Learning: Canvas Course

The Framing Routine

The Frame, a graphic organizer, helps students study essential information and focus on relationships between main ideas and details as well as among several main ideas.  Teachers and students use the Framing Routine in conjunction with the Frame to develop a thorough understanding of information associated with key topics and main ideas.

This is a self-paced and self-guided course housed in the Canvas Learning Management System.  We estimate that it will take approximately 3 hours to complete.

This time estimate includes time to:

  • watch the brief videos,
  • draft a Frame teaching device aligned to your curriculum, and a
  • modest time estimate for reading the accompanying materials.

Among many individual factors, the length of time will vary due to reading and working speed, or if you implement the routine with students and then come back to the modules to draft additional Frames. Another factor for time variance is whether this is your first SIM Content Enhancement Routine.

This course includes access to a virtual SIM Professional Developer on Zoom. These online coaching sessions include additional time of approximately 30 minutes to 2 hours, depending on your requested level of support.

Register Anytime and Complete the Course at your own pace. 

Course Price: $200 (*plus guidebooks)

Participants will receive the following materials as part of their registration: Access to the Framing Routine Professional Development Course on Canvas, access to digital teacher resources, and two one-hour follow-up coaching sessions.

Registration Step One: Fill out the Online Registration Form

Registration Step Two: Payment

Registration Step Three: Purchase Guidebook (if you do not already have it)  For this course you will need:

Refund Policy: There will be no refunds issued for this course.

An accessible version of the documents on this site will be made available upon request. Please contact the KU CRL Professional Development Research Institute, at to request the document be made available in an accessible format.