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

SIM Reading programs added to Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse (Nov | 2015)

A new report adds two Strategic Instruction Model™ readingprograms to an influential national database of education interventions that have been proven effective in the classroom. The report found that Xtreme Reading and SIM’s Learning Strategies Curriculum, separately, have shown evidence of—in the parlance of the Institute of Education Sciences’ What Works Clearinghouse—“potentially positive effects” on reading achievement for struggling adolescent readers. The WWC rating means at least one study of each program reported statistically significant positive effects. In both cases, the level of evidence met criteria to allow the programs to be included in the What Works Clearinghouse, a first for both interventions.

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Posted on Thursday, October 29, 2015 in News

2014 SIM Impact Award: Goodnight, Simon, and Knox Wiley Middle Schools

Three middle schools from Raiseup Texas—Goodnight Middle School, Simon Middle School, and Knox Wiley Middle School—are recipients of the 2014 SIM Impact Award. All three schools have integrated the Strategic Instruction Model and Content Literacy Continuum into the culture of their schools and stand as examples of how to do so with exemplary fidelity.

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Posted on Tuesday, February 03, 2015 in About Schools, News

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