Registration Start Date:
Closed academy- Applicants have already been notified of their acceptance to the PPDI.
The University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning (KU-CRL) will offer a SIM™ Content Enhancement Potential Professional Developers' Institute (PPDI).The five-day professional development institute will prepare educators who have implemented the Content Enhancement Routines to teach other educators to implement Content Enhancement. The Content Enhancement Routines were developed as a part of Strategic Instruction Model™ to enable educators to teach subject -matter content to diverse classes of learners. Instruction in the use of specific CE Routines will not be offered during this week; the focus will be on the professional development process.
All attending applicants: (a) are experienced SIM teachers, administrators, coordinators or university personnel who have previously received professional development in Content Enhancement Routines and have implemented them successfully with students, (b) have the energy and spirit required to be good professional developers, (c) have effective communication skills in teaching adults and working with administrators, and, most critically (d) have administrative support for their participation in acquiring professional development /instruction, attending update sessions to maintain their professional developer status, finding time and resources required to deliver instruction to others, and gaining wide-spread, long-term implementation success. Each person attending this session will need to be mentored by an existing SIM Content Enhancement Professional Developer who will work with them to help him or her meet requirements and act as a mentor for the upcoming year.
Diane C. Gillam is the Research Project Manager at the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. In her current position, she is managing the activities in the CLC model school sites across the commonwealth, and schools in the VTSS cohorts implementing SIM.
Ms. Gillam earned a M.Ed. in special education from James Madison University and is also a certified national professional development leader in the Strategic Instruction Model(SIM). Prior to her current position, she provided leadership at the Virginia Department of Education as a specialist in the Office of Special Education Instructional Services, taught in the classroom for 16 years, served as an