Literacy for Middle and High Schools: Strategic Instruction Modelâ„¢

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The Strategic Instruction Model™ (SIM™) one of the Virginia Department of Education's State Directed Project.  This State Directed Project coordinates statewide professional development for teachers on strategic instructional practices using SIM™ for students with disabilities. The professional development provided through this State Directed Project is designed for general education and special education teachers in middle and high schools.

SIM™ is an integrated model of research-validated practices that addresses the needs of diverse learners, primarily adolescents. SIM™ has been developed through rigorous, on-going research at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KU-CRL). The Strategic Instruction Model™ consists of learning strategies and routines.  The Learning Strategies (student-centered) are used with students to help in the mastery of basic skills, while the Content Enhancement Routines (teacher-centered) are used with whole class instruction to help teachers make content meaningful and memorable for students.

Visit Strategic Instruction Model™ website for more information.  For further information about SIM™ contact  [[mmstowe,Mary Stowe]].