FDLRS Administration Project
Florida SIM® Initiative
At the request of the Florida Department of Education, Bureau of Exceptional Student Education and Student Services (BEESS), 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.
Strategic Instruction Model (SIM) Overview
The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning developed the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM). For over thirty years, they have conducted research designed to develop ways to help students meet the demands of life, not just in school but after they leave school as well. Their overriding goal has been to develop an integrated model to address many of the needs of diverse learners.Out of this effort, the Strategic Instruction Model, or SIM, has evolved. In essence, SIM is about promoting effective teaching and learning of critical content in schools. SIM strives to help teachers make decisions about what is of greatest importance, what we can teach students to help them to learn, and how to teach them well. There are two components in SIM: Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines. Learn more about SIM and the two components through the links on the right.
Looking for a Florida SIM Professional Developer?
Here is a listing of all the SIM Professional Developers throughout the state of Florida.
Are You Interested in Becoming a SIM Professional Developer?
The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning has designed instruction to enable participants to fullfill the role of Strategic Instruction Model Professional Developer in the future dissemination of the Strategic Instruction Model (SIM).
A Strategic Instruction Model Professional Developer is an individual who has mastered the philosophy and structure of the Strategic Instruction Model and can present this information to administrators and teachers in such a way that they not only understand features and benefits of SIM but also the system change/cost factor requirements inherent in implementing SIM. In addition, this individual is prepared to provide professional development sessions on task-specific strategies. SIM Professional Developers will have primary responsibility for maintaining the integrity of the Strategic Instruction Model.
Please take a look at the links below to explore your options:
Apply to Attend the Summer 2016 Florida SIM Potential Professional Developer Institute (PPDI)
SIM PPDI Application for Content Enhancement
FL SIM CE PPDI Application.pdf
SIM PPDI Application for Learning Strategies
FL SIM LS PPDI Application.pdf