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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.


Leslie M Murphy Brown


Awarded badge on May 31, 2019

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

Approved by Helen Barrier, SIM PD Leader
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Badge Portfolio

1. 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

2. 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

3. 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

4. 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

Using the Concept Comparison Table

If I were still teaching in a classroom, I would incorporate the use of Concept Comparison with various other Content Enhancement Routines, such as FRAME and Unit Organizer. I believe the Concept Comparison routine helps all students consider concepts that are similar, but have key differences, in an organized manner. Furthermore, I believe this would help students clarify their understanding of concepts they often get confused because of the minor, but key, details. I would also encourage my students to refer to the routine as they complete tasks throughout the given unit as well as utilize it as a study tool for future assessments.

In my current position as a secondary coach, I would introduce this routine to teachers incorporating Content Enhancement Routines into their classroom and have the discussion of when it is appropriate to use this routine with students based on the content. I would also encourage them to use this routine anytime students are asked to compare/contrast concepts within their specific content area; this will increase student familiarity with the routine and may lead to them using this informally in other content areas (if their teacher is not using this routine as well).

5. 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


Description of class:
18 students in a 55 minute Geometry course

Duration of implementation:
This Concept Comparison Table was co-constructed during one class period and took approximately 30 minutes from start to finish. The co-construction was to review the concepts of proportional and not proportional as applied to various geometric figures prior to completing review activities for the upcoming state tests. 

6. 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

Implementation Reflection

The co-construction that is portrayed in the video was well received by both the teacher and students. Though this was not my own class (as I am no longer in the classroom as a teacher at this point), but I previously worked with this class to co-construct a unit organizer. Because the students had at least seen me in their classroom before, they were somewhat comfortable with working with me. The students were attentive during the co-construction, but I did have to provide some guiding questions along the way to get them to provide responses. Though the time period for this co-construction took longer than I intended (or is recommended), it appeared as if the students found this activity worthwhile as they referenced it later in the class period as they were completing practice/review work on the concepts.

I believe if I worked with these students more frequently or these students were a part of my own class, they would be more familiar with the routine and working with me so the process would have moved quicker, thus reduced the amount of time for the co-construction.

7. Engage with SIM Professional Developer

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

Feedback and Follow-up

Coach's Feedback:

Feedback Reflection:
In reviewing my coach's feedback, I see where I may not have been as explicit as possible in discussing my expectations during the co-construction of the Concept Comparison Table; however, I did "informally" address this as I was passing out copies of the table. Furthermore, these students were used to co-constructing various Content Enhancement Routines so they did have background knowledge of the expectations during co-construction, thus I did not spend a great deal of time reiterating these. It also appears the video did not capture the complete review of the routine at the end of the co-construction. I do remember discussing with the students how they would use this routine both for the remainder of the current class period as well as in the coming days. (The teacher with whose class I worked to do this co-construction did email me later in the week saying her students frequently referred to the routine as they completed various review activities throughout the remainder of the week  and the students remarked the usefulness of their document.)

8. 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

9. Completion Date

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