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Strategic Instruction Model

Are you looking for new strategies to help your students succeed?

FDLRS coordinates Florida's Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Initiative developed by the University of Kansas' Center for Research in Learning (KUCRL).  At the request of the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Student Education  (BEESE), the FDLRS Administration Project has assumed responsibility for working with Florida’s SIM Professional Developers to coordinate the SIM Initiative in the Sunshine State. We are privileged to have the opportunity to work with these committed educators.

SIM training is offered by the state and by local FDLRS centers.  To view local SIM training opportunities, please visit the Calendar feature on the "About" tab.


SIM Overview

The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning developed the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) is a research-based tool for teaching literacy to adolescents in areas of effective written expression and comprehension of complex text.  Access the University of Kansas' SIM homepage by clicking this link

There are two components in SIM: Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines.

Learning Strategies

SIM encompasses more than 30 specific Learning Strategies that can help students overcome specific learning difficulties that impede literacy, from identifying words in a text to completing assignments on time, to writing complete essays.

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The Content Enhancement instructional method uses powerful teaching devices to organize and present curriculum content in an understandable and easy-to-learn manner. Teachers identify content that they deem to be most critical and teach it using a powerfully designed teaching routine that actively engages students with the content. Teachers carry out instruction in partnership with students in a way that maintains the integrity of the content while meeting both group and individual needs.

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