Presentation on theme: "Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Implementation Update"— Presentation transcript:
1 Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Implementation Update Alameda Unified School DistrictBoard of EducationJanuary 13, 2009Kim Kelly, Allison Lee,Amy McGuire, and Sandy Wong
2 a strategic way of teaching and learning! What is SIM?STRATEGICINSTRUCTIONMODEL =a strategic way of teaching and learning!
3 Where does SIM come from? Center for Research on Learning at University of Kansas (KUCRL)was founded in 1978is internationally recognized for creating solutions that dramatically improve quality of life, learning, and performance… especially for those who experience barriers to successdevelops research tested toolsNCLB approved secondary intervention program
4 Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) designed to help ALL students access and be engaged with content.works for students on ALL levels:“HALO” studentsHigh achievingAverage achievingLow achievingOther achieving
6 Strategic Instruction Model - AUSD : Implemented at Woodstock Elementary contributed in a 158 API point increase, moving the similar school rank from a 3 to a 10.2006: A small group of secondary teachers identify it as tool for use in general education classes and attend a training.: District administration supports professional development for 90+ teachers from middle and high schools. They attend a week long SIM training during the summer and receive ongoing coaching throughout the school year.Summer 2008: 30+ additional teachers receive training and coaching. 11 teachers begin training as Potential Professional Developers for SIM.
9 History of FUSION Reading at Alameda High : one trained teacher, two sections of literacy: two trained teachers, four sections of literacy, one sophomore “bridge” English class: 3 sections of literacy, one sophomore “bridge” English classSummer of 2009: plans for one teacher to train as a potential professional developer for FUSION
10 FUSION at Alameda High School FUSION is a 9th grade classAll FUSION classes are blocked with a 9th grade English 1 class to provide additional literacy supportThe learning strategies taught in FUSION are embedded in the required 9th grade English curriculum
11 One FUSION Strategy: CLUE CLUE is a Prediction StrategyCheck for CluesLink to Prior KnowledgeUncover PredictionsExamine the Reading
12 My reading comprehension has improved from using the CLUE strategy.
13 I can apply the CLUE strategy to a variety of texts, for example news articles, textbooks, novels, etc.
14 Preliminary Data FUSION Students at AHS in 9th Grade– CST Data Prior to FUSION - 8th grade - April 2007 California Standards Test for English Language ArtsFBB 7% BB 35% B 49% P/Adv 9%After1 year of FUSION – 9th grade, April 2008California Standards Test for English Language ArtsFBB 4% BB 28% B 54% P/Adv 15%
15 SIM Content Enhancement Routines at Alameda High School : 17 teachers trained in routines2008: 3 teachers training to become SIM Professional Developers2009: CE training slated for February, April and June, with the goal of increasing implementation and number of teachers trained by 20+
16 FUSION Reading Content Enhancement Island High SchoolFUSION ReadingContent Enhancement
17 FUSION at Island High School One FUSION class for 10th – 12th gradersAdditional Learning Strategies support:English Language DevelopmentResource teacherAdditional Content Area teachers
18 2007-2008: Trainings held with University of Kansas SIM coaches SIM Content Enhancement Routines at Island High School100% of Island staff is trainedin SIM Content Enhancement Routines: Trainings held with University of Kansas SIM coaches: Training for new hires provided by on-site SIM Potential Professional Developer
19 Island Student Responses to SIM Content Enhancement Routines “The Concept Diagram helped me get caught up with the class.” Anne,12th grade“It (Unit Organizer) keeps us informed and organized.” Rista, 12th grade“This (FRAME) helped me a lot with writing my essay.” David, 12th grade
20 Looking ahead…The addition of site based Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) professional developers is aimed at ensuring ongoing teacher implementation and student success.
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