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Strategic Instruction Model (SIM). A presentation for the Board of Education May 8, 2007. Background. SIM comes from the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (CRL)

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strategic instruction model sim

Strategic Instruction Model (SIM)

A presentation for the Board of Education

May 8, 2007

  • SIM comes from the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (CRL)
  • Founded in 1978, the Center’s mission is to dramatically improve the literacy performance of students considered to be at-risk for school failure through research-based interventions
crl believes
CRL believes…
  • Role of content teachers: teach content and reinforce literacy
  • Reading intervention: reading teachers use research-based programs to teach
  • Integration with other successful programs
  • Professional development tailored to meet the needs of the school
  • Leadership=school based literacy leadership team
ausd story
AUSD Story
  • 1989: Special education teacher receives training in SIM instructional methods
  • 1990-1995: SIM implemented within Special Education and General Education; individual teachers receiving training, but no systemic support in place
  • 1995-2000: professional development across the SELPA;
  • 2000-2006: school wide application at Woodstock Elementary
  • 2001: CRL-KU staff member worked with administrators to develop a district plan
ausd story1
AUSD Story

Encinal High School

  • Content Enhancement & Learning Strategies Summer Institute 2006
  • Instructional Coaching 2006-07

Alameda High School & Island High School

  • Literacy lead teacher from each school attende dthe Learning Strategies Summer Institute 2006 and implemented a SIM reading class

Chipman Middle School

  • History, Science, & Elective teachers learning Content Enhancement Routines
  • Strategic ELA teachers & implemented reading strategies

Wood Middle School & Lincoln Middle School

  • Dialoguing with professional developers
from richard elmore school reform for the inside out policy practice and performance
From Richard Elmore“School Reform for the Inside Out; Policy, Practice, and Performance”

“Encouragement and support, access to special knowledge, time to focus on requirements of new tasks, and time to observe others doing it…four basic principles of broad-scale reform.”

Content Literacy Continuum:Developing Systems Leading to Aligned Literacy Instruction in Secondary Schools

All students will have the skills to listen, speak, read, and write and strategies necessary to learn in each of the academic disciplines.

  • Enhanced content instruction: all students
  • Embedded strategy instruction: strategies to access text across content areas
  • Intensive strategy instruction: Fusion or Xtreme Reading program; DISSECT, PENS
  • Intensive basic skill instruction: REACH
  • Therapeutic Instruction: Speech/Language
strategic instruction model
Strategic Instruction Model
  • Content Enhancement Routines
  • Learning Strategies
  • Strategic Tutoring
district wide coherent focus on adolescent literacy improvement
District-wide Coherent Focus on Adolescent Literacy Improvement
  • All 6-12 schools
  • 70 teachers to the Summer Institute
  • 70 teachers for ongoing coaching support throughout 2007-08
  • Focused efforts on building courses of study based on data; alignment of general & special education
  • Focused efforts are built into master schedule
  • Administrator training seminars during the year
  • Building District infrastructure: Secondary Literacy Leads,
  • Development of AUSD SIM Professional Developer cadre
sustainable investment for ausd students
Sustainable Investment for AUSD Students
  • U.S. Department of Education Grant
    • District-wide focus qualifies us for multiple grants to sustain this focused effort
    • Research and Implementation grants to financially support Year 2 and beyond