SIM Projects

Current Projects

Here's what we're working on!

  • 2021 OSEP Educational Technology, Media, and Materials for Individuals with Disabilities, Stepping-up Technology Implementation Grant Researchers: Smith, Rowland, Myers, and Washburn
  • Strategic Instruction Model Support for the Adolescent Literacy component of the Comprehensive Literacy State Development Grant in Las Cruces, NM 2020-2024

    PI: Jocelyn Washburn, Co-PI: Nanette Fritschmann
  • Sustaining a SIM Initiative in Montana to Improve Student Outcomes, July 2020- June 2023

    Funded by Educational Promise Foundation, PI: Jocelyn Washburn

    SIM Professional Developers in Montana will build capacity to support SIM professional learning and implementation to improve student outcomes. A state-wide SIM Leadership Team, comprised of Montana SIM Professional Developers will lead the initiative. The effort is coordinated by Jocelyn Washburn at KUCRL and Tom Manthey at the Montana Center for Inclusive Education at MSUB. Developing a self-sustaining SIM initiative in Montana is the primary focus of the initiative with the ultimate goal of improving student outcomes. Funding empowers SIM Professional Developers to increase skills in delivering PD and coaching in blended virtual and face-to-face environments, to create opportunities for SIM Professional Developers to expand their networks and school-based expertise with SIM micro-credentials, and to host a Montana SIM Update Conference in the near future.
  • 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).
  • Coming Soon!

    The CRL is excited to present a new Inference Strategy manual with student materials. Currently, research is being conducted to meld the instructional stages of existing Inference Strategy with applications to science-based expository reading materials across several classes in a southern California middle school.

Current Partners

Here's who we're working with

  • Educational Promise Foundation
  • FDLRS Administration Project, Florida
  • Las Cruces, NM Public Schools
  • Mashburn Center for Learning - University of Central Arkansas
  • Montana State University, Billings
  • Virginia Training & Technical Assistance Centers

Completed Projects

Here are some things we've worked on in the past.

    Completed Projects

    • Virginia Tiered System of Support: Building Capacity in Evidence-Based Practice - 2012-2018

         OSEP Final Performance Report (link pending), CFDA #84.323A, PR/Award # H323A120026
    PI: Patricia S. Graner 

    Science 8 Standards of Learning Pass Rates for Students with Disabilities Exceed Virginia Accreditation Benchmark after Multilevel Science Teachers Implement SIM (.pdf)

    SIM LS as Tier 3 Intervention-Addressing Secondary Students’ Decoding and Sentence Development Needs (.pdf)



    • Content Literacy Continuum (CLC) Development Plan-North Carolina Schools

    Funded by: Cabarrus County, Johnson County and Swain County School Districts
    PI: Patricia S. Graner