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Teacher Developed, Teacher Led, School Wide Test-Taking Initiative

10:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Regency D
The nuts and bolts on how a literacy team of teachers evolved and led a two year school wide literacy initiative using the SIM Test Taking Strategy along with modifications and adaptations for the 21st century. The school state test results improved and their school grade went from a C to a B. There are many high leverage practices that the team implemented. Attendees will participate in the process, as well as, walk away with resources that can be used or modified when starting a school wide initiative using this strategy or any SIM strategy.
Session Topics: 
Learning Strategies
High Leverage Practices (HLPs)
State SIM Stories

HLPs Relevant to this session

Special Education HLPs: 
HLP1 Collaboration: Collaborate with professionals to increase student success
HLP 5 Assessment: Interpret and communicate assessment information with stakeholders to collaboratively design and implement educational programs
HLP 6 Assessment: Use student assessment data, analyze instructional practices, and make necessary adjustments that improve student outcomes
HLP 11 Instruction: Identify and prioritize long and short term learning goals
HLP 12 Instruction: Systematically design instruction toward a specific learning goal
HLP13 Instruction: Adapt curriculum tasks and materials for specific learning goals
HLP 14 Instruction: Teach cognitive and metacognitive strategies to support learning and independence
HLP 15 Instruction: Provide scaffolded supports
HLP 16 Instruction: Use explicit instruction
HLP 18 Instruction: Use strategies to promote active student engagement
HLP 19 Instruction: Use assistive and instructional technologies
HLP 21 Instruction: Teach students to maintain and generalize new learning across time and settings
General Education HLPs: 
HLP 2: Explaining and modeling content, practices, and strategies
HLP 4: Diagnosing particular common patterns of student thinking and development in a subject-matter domain
HLP 6: Coordinating and adjusting instruction during a lesson
HLP 7: Specifying and reinforcing productive student behavior
HLP 12: Learning about students' cultural, religious, family, intellectual, and personal experiences and resources for use in instruction
HLP 16: Selecting and designing formal assessments fo student learning
HLP 17: Interpreting the results of student work, including routine assignments, quizzes, test, projects, an standardized assessments
HLP 18: Providing oral and written feedback to students

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