Medium sim ce workshop

Concept Anchoring Routine (PL) Public

Strategic Instruction Model™ Content Enhancement

Earned by attending instruction in the SIM Concept Anchoring Content Enhancement Routine.

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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: 
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Through the use of the Concept Anchoring Routine, teachers help students understand a new concept by exploring how its key characteristics are similar to those of a familiar concept. The routine is designed to teach complex, abstract concepts in a way that benefits a wide range of students by creating analogies.

In research studies with students in secondary science and social studies classes, high-achieving, average-achieving, and low-achieving students (including those with learning disabilities) who had been taught with the Concept Anchoring Routine answered more test questions correctly than those students who had not received the routine instruction. Students with LD taught with the Concept Anchoring Routine scored an average of 25 percentage points higher than those who were not taught with the routine. Low-achieving, average-achieving, and high-achieving students taught with the Concept Anchoring Routine scored averages of 27, 19, and 7 percentage points higher than their respective groups that were not taught with the routine.

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