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Social media helps students learn scientific argumentation better, study says




Adults often bemoan the amount of time young people spend staring at a screen and browsing social media. But social media can not only be a way to teach students elements of the scientific process, those who took part in a program to learn scientific argumentation through social media learned the components of argumentation better than their peers who did not, a University of Kansas study has found.


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Posted on Tuesday, September 19, 2017 in About SIM/CRL, About Teachers, News


Striving Readers: Institute for Research on Adolescent Literacy



Striving Readers: Institute for Research on Adolescent Literacy

Researchers at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning are hoping a new project launching in classrooms this fall will prove to be a door of opportunity for struggling adolescent readers. The Striving Readers project in Michigan will test the effectiveness of Fusion Reading™, a comprehensive program designed by the Center’s researchers to significantly improve the reading performance of adolescents who have fallen far behind their peers. Fusion Reading bundles strategies for identifying and understanding individual words as well as for understanding entire written passages into one comprehensive package.
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Posted on Wednesday, May 16, 2012 in About Teachers, Learning Strategies


2011 SIM Impact Award



2011 SIM Impact Award

The 2011 SIM Impact Award honors four Virginia schools that are pioneers in their use of the Content Literacy Continuum to promote schoolwide improvements in literacy for all students. James River High School and Central Academy Middle School in Botetourt County and Patrick Henry High School and Liberty Middle School in Hanover County are this year’s recipients of the award, given by the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning to recognize schools or school systems that have widely adopted many components of the Strategic Instruction Model and that have collected and analyzed data related to their efforts to improve instruction and learning with SIM.
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Posted on Friday, July 22, 2011 in About Schools, About Teachers