New SIM StoryCorps: Expanding Your Horizons with SIM
In this SIM StoryCorps, Pam Leitzell and Gloria Sherman talk about how SIM impacted their teaching and expanded their horizons.
Nov. 2022 - There's a new article from KUCRL researchers, Dr. Suzanne Myers and Dr. Jocelyn Washburn, in the Journal of Technology and Teacher Education, Increasing Teacher Access to Instructional Coaching Through Virtual Tools: Advantageous Before, During, and After the Pandemic.
Oct., 2022 - In Youth Connections Magazine “Strategic Instruction Opens Doors to Learning for your Child”
Sept, 2022 - We now have 3 self-paced online professional development courses, Fundamentals of Paraphrasing and Summarizing Strategy, Framing Routine, and Possible Selves
July, 2022 - New Crosswalk: The Writing Revolution and SIM™ Instructional Tools and Interventions
May 2022 - New Book: The School of Hope, by SIM PDer, Cathleen Beachboard
April 2022 - New Book: Irrefutable Influence: The Impact of School Culture on Student Intervention Success, by SIM PD Leader, Rosemary Tralli
April 2022 - Listen to April 2022 SIM StoryCorps #5 : SIM Success in the University Classroom and Beyond, with Barb Duchardt and Joyce Rademacher
February 2022 - Listen to the New SIM StoryCorps: How SIM Opens Doors, with Helen Barrier, Dana McCaleb, and Whitney Miller (VA)
January 2022 - A new article was published in The Urban Review this month from SIM Professional Developer Chris O'Brien (et al.) in North Carolina: High School Success: A Learning Strategies Intervention to Reduce Drop-Out Rates.
Check out the new SIOP and SIM Crosswalk on the Integrating SIM with Other Programs, Strategies, and Initiatives Website.
Twelve additional SIM Learning Strategies are now listed on the NCII’s Academic and Behavioral Interventions Tool Charts.
Read the new article from SIM Professional Development Leaders Rosemary Tralli and Jocelyn Washburn: Accelerating Student Growth through the Strategic Instruction Model: Effective for Decades, Needed Now More Than Ever (.doc).
Check out all the 2021 Virtual SIMposium has to offer!
Listen to the May 2021 SIM StoryCorps #2: SIM Goes to Harvard Medical School, with Richard Goldhammer and Sue Woodruff.
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.
- 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.
- Check out the new SIM Alignment with Other Practices website
- 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.
- Please check out our new resouce pages at: Technology-Enhanced SIM™ Learning Strategy Instructional Delivery & Technology-Enhanced SIM™ Content Enhancement Routine Instructional Delivery
- 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 (.pdf).
- 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.
- 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.
- With many of the SIM Learning Strategies (and student materials) now available as PDF files, tools like TextHelpReader make it easy for students to complete their Learning Sheets online. Learn more about enhancing your work with technology
June, 2020 - Sustaining a SIM Initiative in Montana to Improve Student Outcomes
- Big things are happening in Montana! Funded by the Educational Promise Foundation, SIM Professional Developers in Montana will build capacity to support SIM professional learning and implementation to improve student outcomes.
May, 2020 - Unit Organizer for the Digital Classroom
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). Funding is a result of ESHB1109 (.pdf), passed this year, which provides dollars to implement professional development to support inclusionary practices in Washington schools. “This is the first project of its kind and will make great strides in informing policy and practice in online learning environments,” said Kelsey Ortiz, iDEC director. “Little is known about the extent to which students with disabilities are able to access general education curriculum, specially designed instruction, and special education supportive services,” Ortiz said. The project will combine a series of descriptive research activities with targeted professional activities for virtual school special educators. “SIM seemed to be a natural partner for this project,” said Ortiz. “Jocelyn and the SIM team hold the keys to ensuring virtual school teachers are provided high quality professional development despite working in a nontraditional learning environment.”
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