SIM Virtual Professional Learning: Canvas Course

The Unit Organizer Routine

Teachers use the Unit Organizer Routine to plan units, introduce and maintain the big ideas in units, and show how units, critical information, and concepts are related.

    This is a self-paced and self-guided course housed in the Canvas Learning Management System.  We estimate that it will take approximately 4 hours to complete.

    This time estimate includes time to: 

    • watch the brief videos, 
    • draft a Unit Organizer aligned to your curriculum, and
    • read the accompanying materials (modest estimate).

    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 Unit Organizers. 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 Unit Organizer 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 Guidebooks (if you do not already have them)

    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.