Clarifying Routine (FI) Public

Strategic Instruction Model™ Content Enhancement

Demonstrated competence in instructing a group or class through the co-construction and content instruction using Clarifying.

Required Evidence

1. Partner with an Active SIM PDer or Specialist

Partner with an Active SIM Professional Developer or Specialist. Post the name of who you will partner with to complete the badge requirements. Visit to search for someone near you or contact for additional names (some people are not publicly listed). More Info

2. Develop a Draft Clarifying Table

Develop and post a draft Clarifying Table related to content that predicts the instruction of the content with a group or a class. Follow the Get Ready section to prepare the draft. Practice applying the Linking Steps to develop the draft. Post your draft. More Info

3. Co-Construct and Instruct

Co-construct and instruct with the Clarifying Table using the Cue-Do-Review steps with a group or class. Follow the Get Set section to introduce the Clarifying Table to students. More Info

4. Use the Clarifying Table Routinely

Use the Clarifying Table routinely with a group or class. Follow the Go! and Win! sections of the guidebook. More Info

5. Submit Implementation Portfolio

Describe: •Group/Student (size, level, student characteristics, etc.) •Length of implementation (days, weeks, months, amount of time per day, days per week, etc.) Include artifacts: •Your draft and final devices •Student devices without student names (HALO) •Post your implementation portfolio More Info

6. Submit a Log

Log: •What went well - Why? •What was a challenge - Why? •What you will do next time •What adjustments you made •Ideas generated for issues encountered •Etc._Post your log._*****Optional: Submit a Student Interview (interview a student about usefulness and implementation)***** More Info

7. Engage with SIM Professional Developer

Tell us about your coaching feedback and follow up. More Info

8. Video and/or Observation

Be observed by your professional developer in person or by video conducting the Clarifying Routine, using the Cue-Do-Review process. Post the Cue-Do-Review Checklist from your professional developer. More Info

9. Completion Date

Post the date you completed the requirements for this micro-credential, click the "Request Feedback" button when you're through. More Info

Badge Overview

For more information about the Clarifying Routine, visit:

How to earn this micro-credential badge

Micro-credentials in the SIM series enable teachers to verify skills in delivering instruction of the SIM Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines and other educational programs offered through the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. 
To earn the micro-credential badge: 
  • Click the green “join this badge” button and sign up/sign in if needed. 
  • Post your evidence specified in the “Required Evidence” section by clicking on the blue “Post” buttons on each. 
  • When you have completed posting your evidence, contact your SIM Professional Developer partner in this process.  That person will give final approval and award the badge.  

Technical Tips

Badge List provides a place to organize evidence of your work.  You may choose to type that evidence directly into a “Required Evidence” section (as when you post the name of your professional developer or a description or narrative), but much of your evidence is actually going to be stored elsewhere (video, pdf documents, images).  

Video:  Upload video to a cloud-hosting site like Vimeo, or YouTube using privacy settings that provide a private link to view the video, keeping it unlisted on the public website.  You will then post the link to the video in the evidence section, along with any comments you wish to include. 

Documents, Image files, spreadsheets, PDF files, etc:  You will upload your document, image file, pdf, spreadsheet, etc. to a cloud hosting site. You will then post the link in the evidence section, along with any comments you wish to include.  We have found Google Drive to be really simple tool for accomplishing this, but Drop Box or File Dropper or any file storage site that gives you a link to your file works.  To use Google Drive to post documents, images , spreadsheets, pdf, etc: 
  • Open Google Drive
  • Hit the red “New” button
  • Select “File Upload” and choose the file you wish to upload
  • Click on the “Share” icon, which is on the top of the page
  • Click on ‘Get Shareable Link” in upper right corner of the “Share with others” screen and copy the link. 
  • Paste the link into your evidence section along with any comments you wish to include.

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