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Concept Comparison Routine (FI)


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


Dennis Cullen


Awarded badge on November 8, 2019

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Endorsements & Feedback


Has successfully demonstrated fidelity of implementation of this SIM Content Enhancement Routine.

  Approved by Diane Gillam, SIM Professional Development Leader.
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Badge Portfolio

Partner with an Active SIM PDer or Specialist

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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

Diane Gillam

Partnered via email communication 6/19/2019

Develop a Draft Comparison Table

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Develop and post a draft Comparison 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

Co-Construct and Instruct

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

Audio recording of concept comparison instruction


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Use the Comparison Table Routinely

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

Submit Implementation Portfolio

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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

Submit a Log

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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


Following the Cue, Do, Review and preparing a script prior to implementation was helpful.  Given that the like and unlike characteristics were limited in number, the subsequent like and unlike categories were very similar to the characteristics.  However, this could be a good way to start the Concept Comparison Routine with naive learners.  That is, keeping it simple in the beginning could be beneficial for students who might be otherwise overwhelmed with a lot of information.  
If I were to do this again, I might consider an organizer that would allow for the comparison of three concepts in order to include equilateral triangles.  

Engage with SIM Professional Developer

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

Video and/or Observation

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

Audio Recording

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Completion Date

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Post the date you completed the requirements for this micro-credential. More Info


November 5, 2019