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CESA #9 SIMS Overview … Webconference – Fall, 2009 Archived session available Jayne Werner, Facilitator Jwerner@cesa9.k12.wi.us
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CESA #9 SIMS Overview • General Background of SIMS Development • Components of SIMS Implementation • SIMS Overview Demonstration • Considerations for Local Districts • Q&A
Background of SIMS -SIMS was developed by MMSD with the support of Wisconsin DPI -SIMS is a web application that records student information related to RtI -Pilots were held during 2008-09 -DPI has partnered with CESAs to roll-out SIMS statewide -The tool is free to use. Cost is associated with training and technical assistance. - DPI continues to fund the technical support and programming needs related to SIMS
Components of implementation • SIMS Overview • Local Determination of Readiness • RtI System in place • Collaborating Team Structure formalized • Interventions and progress monitor tools articulated • Participants identified for initial local pilot to get started • Local Contact Person/Administrator • Users Team (3 people, plus Administrator) • Local System Administrator • Interfaces with student management system, assigns “rights”, passwords, etc • Content Builder • Uses builder tools to design custom content
Components of implementation • Training Requirements • 4-person User Training (early 2010) - F2F • LSA Training (12/10/09 OR 2/10/10) - online • Content Builder Training - two parts - online • 3/17/10 and 4/30/10 • Local plan for monitoring pilot of SIMS, deciding on custom interventions and progress monitoring tools, supporting implementation • Regional Users Group Network Meeting, Spring 2010 • Local plan for scaling out beyond pilot group
Demonstration http://sims-open.vegantech.com This is the URL for the SIMS open source demonstration site. Use this site when you are demonstrating the features of SIMS. Entries are regularly deleted. To login, choose “Training” district, username “oneschool”, password “oneschool”. Choose grade 5 and select all students.
Considerations • Who needs to be involved in the decision to use SIMS? • Who is identified as the Local Contact Administrator to oversee the local implementation of SIMS? • Who will need to have a SIMS Overview? • When considering the components of RtI, how ready is your school? • What steps might be needed to better prepare to use SIMS? • Who are the best teacher Users to be trained to use SIMS, implement the pilot, and then train others? • What is the local student information management system?
considerations • How is the local student information management system already warehousing what types of student data? What are future plans? • Who will participate in the required trainings? • How will the local pilot be supported and monitored? • Who will participate in a regional Users Group Network to share local strategies, and express ideas for future enhancements? • What is the long-range plan for SIMS use district-wide?
Next steps • Local Contact Administrator - Contact Jayne Werner, firstname.lastname@example.org or call 453-2141, ext 222 • Schedule User Training • Register participants for LSA and Content Builder Trainings • Contact CESA 6 for login (LSA) • Continue local conversation about SIMS readiness and support for implementation
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