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:
The Clarifying Routine is used to focus on a topic and then explore related details and their importance to the critical ideas and concepts. Using this routine, teachers can help students master the meaning of targeted words and phrases.Studies in upper-elementary and middle-school general education classes composed of highly diverse student populations, including students with learning disabilities and those for whom English is a second language, have shown that students benefit from teacher use of the routine. When teachers used theClarifying Routine, high socioeconomic level sixth-graders improved their number of correct answers by an average of 14 percentage points, middle socioeconomic level fourth- and fifth-graders by an average of 30 percentage points, and low socioeconomic level fourth- and fifth-graders by an average of 20 percentage points. In addition, teachers reported higher levels of student interaction during classroom instruction.
- 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, or you can click into the Evidence section and post from there.
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