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Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Implementation Update Alameda Unified School District Board of Education January 13, 2009 Kim Kelly, Allison Lee, Amy.

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1 Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Implementation Update Alameda Unified School District Board of Education January 13, 2009 Kim Kelly, Allison Lee, Amy McGuire, and Sandy Wong

2 What is SIM? S TRATEGIC I NSTRUCTION M ODEL = 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 1978 is internationally recognized for creating solutions that dramatically improve quality of life, learning, and performance… especially for those who experience barriers to success develops research tested tools

4 Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) works for students on ALL levels: designed to help ALL students access and be engaged with content. HALO students High achieving Average achieving Low achieving Other achieving

5 Learning Strategies Curriculum (FUSION Reading) Content Enhancement Routines Strategic Instruction Model

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 : 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.

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8 FUSION Reading Content Enhancement Routines

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 class Summer of 2009: plans for one teacher to train as a potential professional developer for FUSION

10 FUSION is a 9 th grade class All FUSION classes are blocked with a 9th grade English 1 class to provide additional literacy support The learning strategies taught in FUSION are embedded in the required 9th grade English curriculum FUSION at Alameda High School

11 One FUSION Strategy: CLUE CLUE is a Prediction Strategy Check for Clues Link to Prior Knowledge Uncover Predictions Examine 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 9 th Grade– CST Data Prior to FUSION - 8 th grade - April 2007 California Standards Test for English Language Arts FBB 7% BB 35% B 49% P/Adv 9% After1 year of FUSION – 9 th grade, April 2008 California Standards Test for English Language Arts FBB 4% BB 28% B 54%P/Adv 15%

15 SIM Content Enhancement Routines at Alameda High School 2009: CE training slated for February, April and June, with the goal of increasing implementation and number of teachers trained by : 17 teachers trained in routines 2008: 3 teachers training to become SIM Professional Developers

16 FUSION Reading Content Enhancement

17 FUSION at Island High School English Language Development Resource teacher Additional Content Area teachers One FUSION class for 10 th – 12 th graders Additional Learning Strategies support:

18 : Trainings held with University of Kansas SIM coaches : Training for new hires provided by on- site SIM Potential Professional Developer SIM Content Enhancement Routines at Island High School 100% of Island staff is trained in SIM Content Enhancement Routines 100% of Island staff is trained in SIM Content Enhancement Routines

19 Island Student Responses to SIM Content Enhancement Routines It (Unit Organizer) keeps us informed and organized. Rista, 12 th grade This (FRAME) helped me a lot with writing my essay. David, 12 th grade The Concept Diagram helped me get caught up with the class. Anne,12 th grade

20 The addition of site based Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) professional developers is aimed at ensuring ongoing teacher implementation and student success. Looking ahead…


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