The Strategic Instruction Model™ is a comprehensive, evidence-based adolescent literacy program that empowers teachers and enables students to better succeed in school and beyond.
September, 2020 - We are pleased to share a new resource: A Crosswalk: High-Leverage Practices in Special Education and Strategic Instruction Model (SIM™) Instructional Tools and Interventions.
September, 2020 - Jocelyn Washburn, Director of Professional Development for the SIM Network, presented a webinar, SIM in Inclusive Classrooms, to more than 70 teachers in India and Singapore. The Webinar was hosted by Lalitha Ramanujan, SIM Profesional Developer and Founder of the Alpha to Omega Learning Centre. Watch the Webinar.
August, 2020 - SIM Professional Developers Michael Fagella-Luby and Endia Lindo (et. al) published the following article: A University–Lab School Writing Partnership Project: Benefits of Curriculum‐Based Measures and Intervention for Students With Learning Differences in peer-reviewed journal, The Reading Teacher (Aug. 31). This article provides a data-informed instructional model for writing, using SIM writing strategies as the primary intervention selected. Their work is timely and relevant to the theme of access.
August, 2020 - With many of the SIM Learning Strategies (and student materials) now available as PDF files, tools like TextHelpReader https://pdf.texthelp.com/ make it easy for students to complete their Learning Sheets online. Learn more about enhancing your work with technology at: https://sim.ku.edu/sim-tech-enhanced-ls
June, 2020 - Sustaining a SIM Initiative in Montana to Improve Student Outcomes
February, 2020 - 2020 SIM Leadership Award Honoree, Dr. Patty Kohler (AR)
January 2020 - Institute for Strategic Mathematics Interventions (ISMI)
KUCRL has added another research team and institute! One of our goals as a research center is to become nationally recognized as a center that supports mathematics instruction for students with limited proficiency in mathematics. Read more about the Institute for Strategic Mathematics Interventions at: http://kucrl.ku.edu/ismi
December 2019 - 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). Read more
November 2019 -Don Deshler, co-founder of the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning and co-creator of the Strategic Instruction Model will keynote the 35th Anniversary Florida SIM Update Conference in 2020
August, 2019 - KUCRL will team with KU School of Education researchers on a grant to develop and test a new model designed to help students determine and achieve their educational and life goals using Possible-Selves and Self-Determination