The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) will be used to increase capacity within the state of Arkansas to improve academic outcomes for students at risk for school failure by ensuring access to high quality, research-based, strategy instruction. This will be primarily achieved by providing high-quality, research-based professional development to general and special education teachers who work with adolescents with learning problems. There are two general approaches designed to achieve the major outcome. The first is to build teacher capacity for demonstrating mastery in the application of the Strategic Instruction Model methodologies, and the second is to increase sustainability and scalability of the high quality, research-based, strategy instruction used by the participating district teaching teams.
SIM Learning Tracks: The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) is comprised of a variety of Content Enhancement Routines and Learning Strategies. The Routines and Learning Strategies are described as follows: Track I: Content Enhancement Routines (CER) with embedded Learning Strategies are used by teachers to teach curriculum content to academically diverse classes in ways that all students can understand and remember key information.