SIM/KU Training Details: 2017-18

All classes will be offered for renewal or graduate credit. Registration is now available.

The SIM/KU Learning Strategies are evidenced-based and include proven teacher routines such as pretest/post-test data collection and review, direct instruction, teacher modeling of the strategy, and controlled/scaffolded practice for students. The strategies are designed for students to reach mastery and to use the tools and processes in all content areas in school and for living, learning, and working after high school.


Questions? Contact Julie Meyer or Tiffany Lammers.

Sentence Writing Strategy Training

The Sentence Writing Strategy is a strategy for recognizing and writing 14 sentence patterns with four types of sentences: simple, compound, complex, and compound-complex. This course will include two sets of materials: Fundamentals of Sentence Writing and Proficiency of Sentence Writing. The Fundamentals program includes instruction and practice for the prerequisite skills students need to write complete simple sentences and to edit their writing. Proficiency of Sentence Writing teaches the

four types of sentences with the expectation of students meeting mastery and then generalizing their learning to other situations and classes when writing is required. Special education and general education language arts teachers (grades 3-12) are encouraged to attend.


Please contact Julie Meyer with questions.


Location: Pocahontas Prairie Lakes AEA

Logistics: March 12 (snow date March 16) AND April 24 (9:00-3:00 with lunch on your own). Participants must attend both days.


Please register by March 5. If less than ten people sign up, the training will be canceled.

The cost of materials is $80 (includes 2 manuals for Fundamentals, 2 manuals for Proficiency, and classroom posters). This fee is payable the first day of class (school purchase order to PLAEA, check, or cash). Payment for the credit will be made online.

When registering, please review the grade requirement rubric linked on the syllabus.


ALL participants will be expected to collect pretest and posttest data. They will also be expected to complete monthlyforums as they implement the new strategy.

**Withdrawal (cancellation) by participant after the start of the course:

To withdraw (cancel) after the start of the course, please contact Registrar (Carrie Kee –

ckee@plaea.org) immediately. Note that registration and materials fee will be forfeited. No refunds will be given. Failure to officially withdraw from a course will be treated as nonattendance, and a failing grade will be assigned. There is no refund for “no shows”.

Theme Writing

The Feb. 23 workshop has been canceled.
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