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Has successfully completed all requirements and qualifications to be a SIM Content Enhancement Professional Developer.

Approved by Dana McCaleb, SIM Professional Development Leader.
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1. Apprenticeship Reflection

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Describe your experience with the certification process. Identify the Institute you attended. Include highlights and useful take aways from the Institute and apprenticeship. More Info

I have been working with SIM as a potential developer for 2 years.

My mentor is Susanne Croasdaile.  Her email is sscroasdaile@vcu.edu.  I am a teacher and have been working with these routines for 3.5 years.  I first went to training for SIM and began using the routines in our classroom on September 25, 2014.

2. Co-Plan and Co-Instruct

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• Apprentices co-plan and either present or co-present one SIM Overview and two CERs with an active SIM Professional Developer. • Post: Presentation used (such as Power Point), Planning agenda, Select observation notes provided by the SIM Professional Developer as feedback, PD session evaluation More Info

Planning outline L. C. Bird High School Unit Organizer

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Layne_Planning Outline_Unit Organizer

Time Who Topic/Activity Materials Needed 1:50 - 2:00 Samantha Set-up: basket of tools 2:00 - 2:20 Samantha Refresh SIM Co-Construct Unit Organizer Unit Organizer: Ecosystems (ecology course) 2:20 - 2:30 Samantha The Unit Organizer Routine: Book walk, tab pages Pg 3 Rese...

Planning Outline Matoaca Middle School The Concept Mastery Routine

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Planning Outline_Matoaca_1-13-17.doc

Time Who Topic/Activity Materials Needed 12:45 - 1:00 Samantha Susanne Set-up: baskets with tools, agenda on board/white paper, set up champion brainstorm with medals, set up document camera Su: Sa: 1:00 - 1:05 Samantha Susanne Greeting/Welcome Introductions Agenda 1:05 ...

Planning Outline Matoaca Middle School 8/24/2016 Overview, Frame, Unit

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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. More Info

FAQ responses

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Layne_15 FAQ

Strategic Instruction Model Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) 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 meaningful learning. How will Content Enhancement address this c...

4. Content Enhancement Routine Expertise

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• Provide the names of any CER that you implemented as part of your apprenticeship experience • Post evidence that relates to new learning, increased knowledge, and/or skills you have developed during this process More Info

Content Enhancement Routines

  • The Course Organizer Routine
  • The Unit Organizer Routine
  • The Framing Routine
  • The Concept Comparison Routine
  • The Concept Anchoring Routine
  • The Concept Mastery Routine

5. Professional Learning Plan

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• Develop a written plan for implementation of SIM in your department/school/division/region/state. • Include initial PD, instructional coaching, and technical assistance for administrators to ensure infrastructure support More Info

No evidence submitted for this requirement

6. Data Driven Planning

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Create a written plan demonstrating use of student data to determine selection of SIM instructional tools or interventions. More Info

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7. Any Additional Evidence (Optional)

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• Provide evidence of your apprenticeship experiences that you wish to share (such as coaching data, interview with a teacher, etc.) More Info

No evidence submitted for this requirement

Required Readings

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Has read the following required articles. More Info

Required Reading Evidence

As a result of reading and reflecting on the required readings, I have gained a better understanding of the following:
  • Teachers have the responsibility to teach a diverse set of students and in order to accomplish this they must select the important content to be emphasized in their classroom.  Teachers can use the Content Enhancement Routines to implement the important content.
  • Smarter planning consists of three things:  content, process, integration. Content Enhancement Routines can help teachers decipher important information that is emphasized in the classroom.
  • The Strategram readings are a plentiful resource for finding additional information on specific Content Enhancement Routines.  I found these articles to be helpful in addition to the guidebooks. I would use these articles when I am preparing to either use the routine in my classroom or planning to run a professional development workshop.
  • CERs support both the teacher and the student.  They help form a partnership learning environment.  They work to build from student prior knowledge and by using them in an integrated manner enables all students to succeed.  
  • Teachers face the issue of preparing students with learning disabilities to respond to curriculum that is ever growing in size.  KUCRL says that there are three things needed to give these students success: teacher/student focused interventions, integrated delivery system and effective professional development.  Intervention can range from Level 1 to Level 5, which is demonstrated in the 5 level literacy continuum. Service delivery can be individualized plans and whole general education classroom instruction.  Professional development needs to be a centered partnership learning experience.
  • Integrating CER in the the classroom can help students with learning disabilities achieve and understanding and acquisition of the increasing complexity and volume of content in core classes.  As the volume of content increases, so does the need for higher order thinking; which is a struggle for these students. SMARTER planning is a tool that can be used by the content teacher to help meet the planning demands.
  • Research has shown that when using CER in the classroom; students with learning disabilities and student without learning disabilities show gains in their assessments.

Apprenticeship Portfolio

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The professional portfolio contains the summary and evidence collected throughout the apprenticeship. More Info

Frame/Unit participant reflection/evaluations feedback

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Concept Mastery Participant reflections/evaluations

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Workshop Attendance Matoaca Middle School Overview, Frame, Unit, Concept Mastery

Andrea Pulley, Peter Hirata, Ashley Brown, Brian Gaylen, Victoria Reese, Cheslea Carlson, Dayna Walger, Michael Rutherford

This is my SIM PPD Instructional Plan

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This is the script I used while running the Matoaca Middle Concept Mastery workshop.

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Script_concept mastery

1:05-1:30: What is a concept? What is a concept? Let's explore this question with looking at champion Let's first brainstorm some characteristics of champion.... List some examples Characteristics: number one, winner, record holder, supporter, backer Examples: Non Characteristics: loser, rival,...

This is the script I used while running the Matoaca Middle Overview, Frame and Unit workshop.

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Matoaca Middle_Script

Greeting/Welcome Introductions Agenda Brainstorm On a sticky note list 1 or 2 things you would like to change about your classroom. 8:40 - 9:00 The Framing Routine: co-construction CUE: Today we are continuing our discussions on olympic sporting events. Together we will be completing a the...

This document is an email I sent out to participants prior to their workshop date.

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SIM_matoaca email

Hello and happy summer! I hope you have been staying cool and enjoying some well deserved rest and relaxation. I was so happy to meet with you towards the end of the school year to share a brief introduction to SIM. I understand how the information I had to share might have been a little ove...