The Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) is being used to increase capacity within Arkansas schools to improve academic outcomes for students at risk for school failure by ensuring access to 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 SIM methodologies, and the second is to increase sustainability and scalability of the high quality, researched-based strategy instruction used by participating district teaching teams. This session is one of the first Content Enhancement Routines (CER) that is used by teachers to teach the curriculum to academically diverse classes in ways that all students can understand and remember key information. This 3-hour session will focus on a specific vocabulary strategy that is ideal for whole group instruction, small group instruction, and interventions.
TESS Components: 1a, 1e