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3. Frequently Asked Questions Assignment

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• To prepare potential professional developers in SIM Learning Strategies to answer difficult questions that are often asked at SIM PD sessions, Apprentices submit responses to 15 of 30 SIM Frequently Asked Questions. • Post reflection about how answering the FAQs has helped you prepare.
  • To prepare potential professional developers in SIM Content Enhancement Routines to answer difficult questions that are often asked at SIM professional development sessions, Apprentices submit responses to 15 of a list of 30 SIM Frequently Asked Questions (below). 
  • Post a reflection about how answering the FAQs has helped you prepare for your new role as a SIM Professional Developer.
FAQs
  1. Teachers feel pressure to deliver large quantities of content to students in a short period of time. A great concern is that students experience meaningful learning. How will SIM Content Enhancement address this concern?
  2. Content area textbooks are often written beyond the grade level of students. The volume of information contained in a text is not only overwhelming, but also requires the reader to distinguish critical information. How will SIM Content Enhancement promote student understanding of texts?
  3. Why should I teach Content Enhancement Routines to my students? 
  4. How does Content Enhancement increase student involvement in the classroom?
  5. How will Content Enhancement work with my really low students? How?
  6. Why do I need to know about the “big picture” of SIM?
  7. I have previously participated in staff development sessions on graphic organizers. How do the Content Enhancement Routines compare to other graphic organizers?
  8. I already enhance my instruction. Why do I need to add Content Enhancement?
  9. How will I be able to teach my students Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement?
  10. Why do I need to sit through hours of staff development in Content Enhancement? Can’t I just get the manuals?
  11. Why is the Cue-Do-Review Sequence so important?
  12. How can I teach my students abstract concepts when they have difficulty learning the concrete ones?
  13. Under what conditions can I make adaptations to the Content Enhancement devices?
  14. Where do I look for SIM Content Enhancement support?
  15. How can I get administrative support?
  16. What Content Enhancement routines can I use with my high achievers?
  17. How will I get general education teachers to “buy in” to Content Enhancement?
  18. How do I fit Content Enhancement into my day?
  19. How do I present the Content Enhancement routines to my students?
  20. How will I persuade other teachers in my school to use Content Enhancement?
  21. Now that I have knowledge about Content Enhancement, how do I know which routines to use first? Is there any sequence?
  22. How long will it take for my students to learn to create their own Content Enhancement devices?
  23. What about elementary students? How will Content Enhancement help them?
  24. Okay, I’m ready to implement. How do I know I am using Content Enhancement correctly?
  25. What do I do to get the students motivated to learn Content Enhancement routines?
  26. What are the benefits of school-wide implementation of Content Enhancement?
  27. What kind of hurdles can I expect when teaching Content Enhancement?
  28. How are Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement routines related?
  29. How do you infuse good staff development principles in the professional development sessions? There are staff development programs already in place in my service area.
  30. What do I say when I am asked ‘How does SIM Content Enhancement correlate to the district and state standards’? 

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REFLECTIONS: Preparing this document gave me the confidence to know that I will be able to respond to teacher's questions.

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Frequently Asked Questions Assignment

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15 of the Frequently Asked Questions answered with supporting references.

I completed the FAQ assignment and shared it with my mentor via email, who then provided feedback.
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Google Drive link to responses to 15 FAQs

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Reflection

Through researching the literature and other sources of information that address these questions, I feel I have gained a rather broad and deeper understanding of and appreciation for the development of CERs. I had long known what the potential impact on learning could be, especially for students who were struggling, but this activity reinforced my conviction that implementation with fidelity is crucial to the effectiveness of utilizing CERs in the classroom. and that ongoing coaching support is vital as well.
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Reflection on FAQ's Assignment

This assignment was definitely helpful to me in considering questions and concerns that teachers who are interested in learning about SIM might have regarding Content Enhancement Routines.  It was a great opportunity to synthesize learning from my own classroom experience, the VaLI apprenticeship conference, a variety of readings over the years, and much more.  Not only did it help me to learn some additional information, but it also revealed to me just how much knowledge and experience I have been privileged to gather throughout my years of using SIM in my own classroom.  As a result of this task, I feel very confident in the face of any worry or resistance that might arise as I try to present Content Enhancement Routines to others in the future.
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Answers to the FAQ's

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FAQ's for SIM PD Certification

Answers to FAQ's for CER's (for PD certification) Erin Smith Teachers feel pressure to deliver large quantities of content to students in a short period of time. A great concern is that students experience meaningful learning. How will Content Enhancement address this concern? When teachers ...
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Here are my FAQ responses.

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SIM FAQ Responses

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Link to frequently asked questions

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FAQs - Elizabeth Graham Lau

Elizabeth Lau Strategic Instruction Model Study Guide for Potential Professional Developers - Frequently Asked Questions Content Enhancement 1. Teachers feel pressure to deliver large quantities of content to students in a short period of time. A great concern is that students experience meani...
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SIM FAQ

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SIM Frequently Asked Questions

SIM Frequently Asked Questions Laura Porras, 2018 3. Why should I teach Content Enhancement Routines to my students? "Content Enhancement Routines are designed to help teachers organize and present information in a way that benefits a wide range of students." Teaching students using CERs not o...
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