an apprentice to becoming a Certified SIM Content Enhancement Professional Developer,
I have worked closely with the Raise Up TX project to complete the included
requirements: serving as an instructional coach for both CER & LS,
successfully presenting the SIM overview, co-presenting two CER, and by
participating in SIM network meetings and workshops.
as the Raise Up TX Campus Instructional Coach on two Austin ISD campuses, I
have effectively created a learning partnership with teachers. By focusing on
Jim Knight’s principles, specifically the principle of ‘Equality’ (because I am
also an 8th grade Science Teacher), I relate to their challenges and
collaborate on how SIM CER offer solutions.
opportunities to present at multiple different SIM workshops were challenging,
but also extremely rewarding. With each presentation, I was able to demonstrate
my increasing knowledge of SIM, and share multiple perspectives on how to
engage success with CER. I created a Prezi for the SIM overview during the
PPDI, and have modified it for specific SIM workshops of different audiences
and campus values. The one included in my portfolio has specific school colors
and vision statement for LaGrange HS.
FRAME Routine was a half day presentation at the end of a multiple day
Strategic Tutoring Workshop. In preparation, I wanted to provide them with
enough information about using the device with fidelity, but also encourage
them to make their own decisions on how this routine could be used specifically
in the tutorial setting. To do this I incorporated several different
opportunities for dialogue and voice; participates were extremely reflective
and felt free to speak their minds.
This has been an
amazing experience and opportunity for me to grow as an educator as well as
becoming a professional developer. As I
reach the end of my apprentice year, I am motivated now more than ever to
continue supporting teachers as we use SIM to enrich the learning and change
the lives of students across central Texas. Thank you for taking the time to
review this portfolio of accomplishments.
Zoe Jones, Raise Up TX Campus Instructional Coach