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Deep Dive #1: Implementing Writing with the Higher Order Thinking and Reasoning Routines - GRANER

Breakout Session: Introduction to Suicide Prevention - K. VERNON & KURZ Deep Dive #2: Instructional Coaching and SIM - KNIGHT Deep Dive #3: InnovativeDevelopmentof Content Enhancement Units of Instruction with CORGI Technology - BULGREN, KNOKEY, PARK, WOJCIK Deep Dive #4: Join the Xtreme Reading PD Cadre - LEITZELL, CRAWFORD Deep Dive #5: Join the SIM Math Strategies PD Cadre - FLORES, KAFFAR
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9:45-11:30  Deep Dive #1 continued

Breakout Session: Social Emotional Learning Tools and High Leverage Practices - S.VERNON & WASHBURN

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Deep Dive #4 continued

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SIMposium DEEP Dives!

You will choose one from the following Deep Dives:

1. Implementing Writing with the Higher Order Thinking and Reasoning Routines

- Patty Graner
The Higher Order Thinking and Reasoning Routines (Teaching Cause and Effect, Scientific Argumentation, Teaching Decision Making, and Question Exploration) can be useful to content teachers working on building students’ higher order reasoning and thinking muscles, but they can also be used effectively to help them produce an essay in which they support their reasoning. Instructions are provided at the end of each guidebook for producing an essay. We will explore and practice the practical aspects of writing that essay -useful to your teachers learning how to use this routine.

2.  Innovative Development of Content Enhancement Units of Instruction with CORGI Technology

-Jan Bulgren

This session will present instructional innovations related to Content Enhancement Routines (CER)  developed by the KUCRL and CORGI technology developed by CASt International, specialists in Universal Designs for Learning.  This project achieved the goal of developing, vetting, and assessing student learning when teachers taught four units in Biology or American History and utilized the CORGI instructional technology to help students learn. In this process, researchers worked with teachers across two states within the design-based research process to identify the most critical content as identified by state standards, and match that content to the appropriate CER

  The development of several Content Enhancement Routines (CERs) to support learning across an entire unit was innovative in its scope and outcomes. Each of the units utilized the Unit Organizer, the Question Exploration Routine, the Concept Comparison Routine, and the Cause and Effect Routine.   The CERs were developed and vetted through several design-based iterations and consultations among teachers, researchers and experts. Biology units were developed to teach units on Cells, Genetics, Evolution and Ecology.  American History units were developed to teach units on the Roaring Twenties, the Great Depression, World War II, and the Cold War.  Teachers in the study were provided with complete and carefully developed units as opposed to individual teacher responsibility for development of CERs. 

The development of the CORGI technology is innovative not only due to its technology supports for CER graphics, but because the goal is to make this innovation more widely available than many previous efforts. Students and teachers used Chromebooks to interactively develop each of the four Content Enhancement Routines across each the four units in each subject.  CORGI technology gave students access to each graphic organizer to be interactively developed, and provided supports such as introductory videos, text to speech, and dictionary supports, among others.

As part of this presentation, CORGI 1 technology will be shared for attendees to use.

3. Instructional Coaching and SIM

- Jim Knight
The instructional coaching process described in recent publications bears little resemblance to the coaching process first described in the 2007 book Instructional Coaching. In this interactive, hands-on session, participants will (a) learn how the model has been refined over the past decade, (b) practice applying instructional coaching skills to specific SIM™ Content Enhancement Routines and Learning Strategies, and (c) discuss how elements of the new instructional coaching process can be used to translate SIM research into effective teaching practices that change students’ lives. If you’re interested in what it takes to get quality implementation of SIM that is sustained over time, you will find this session useful.
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4. Join the SIM Math Strategies PD Cadre

Are you interested in being a part of the SIM Math Strategies PD Cadre? Attend this deep dive to learn about the SIM Math Strategies and how to present them to teachers.

-Margaret Flores & Bradley Kaffar

Attendees will learn about general characteristics associated with the Strategic Math Series, including its use to build students’ conceptual understanding of numbers and operations while also building computational fluency. Attendees will take deep dives into the subtraction with regrouping and partial products manuals with guided practice and independent implementation activities during the session. By the end of the session, attendees will implement concrete and representational lessons associated with the manuals.

5. Join the Xtreme Reading PD Cadre

- Pam Leitzell, Paula Crawford
KUCRL receives multiple inquiries about Xtreme reading from schools and districts each week. Are you interested in being a part of the Xtreme Reading PD Cadre? Participants will have the opportunity to purchase an Xtreme Instructor's Set of materials for the discounted price of $800. Participants should visit in advance and view the VIdeo FAQs and the Narrated Overview PowerPoint to prepare for this session.

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