12 August 2011

SIM 101: The Basic of Developing Strategic Intervention Materials for Classroom Use



          Due to a considerable number of hits about my post, "Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM): A Closer Look" which tackled some of the pointers mentioned by the judges during the time we joined the Regional Competition and to some e-mails inquiring on how to develop SIM for classroom and also for competition... let's try to discuss a little about the basic of developing a SIM.

What is a SIM?

Is SIM just another name for a Module? If not, what's the difference?

Do I need SIM in my class? Based on the definition above, definitely yes! So, let's try doing our own. What are the basic parts of a SIM?

Let's start with the Guide Card.

Next is the Activity Card,

Since the Activity Card is the heart of the SIM, what are some pointers that we have to consider in formulating Activities for Activity Card?

Now, to test whether our Activities are effective in teaching the concept, the next part which is the Assessment Card is also equally important.

The next part is the Reference Card,

We must also provide some enrichment activities that may extend the learning-process,

So here's the key points;

So, what will be my topic?

To sum it up, here are some important points that we should always consider.

Now, consider also that your SIM is intended for individualized instruction with minimal or no supervision of a teacher at all. Make it interactive, as if you were talking to the student using your SIM.

Good luck guys and let's do it for the benefit of our students.

Thank you very much to my References:


Here are some LINKS to my post about Strategic Intervention Materials:
SIM 101: Guide in Reviewing Intervention Materials [Discussion about the CRITERIA for developing SIM]

Strategic Intervention Materials (SIM): A Closer Look [Some important pointers to remember for SIMs intended for competition]

SAMPLE Strategic Intervention Material (SIM) in Physics [Sample SIM in Physics about Properties of Different Types of Radiation]

57 comments:

  1. Thank you, thank you, thank you!!!

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  2. Hey there! Thanks for visiting my blog and for leaving comment.

    I want also to express my gratitude to our resources/references with regard to the presentation...

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  3. pwede rin ba na ang mga students from elementary level ang gagawa ng sim

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  4. sa paanong madaling paraan magagawa ng mga students ang Sim. salamat

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  5. Hind po student ang gagawa ng SIM. Teachers po ang gagawa ng SIM para sa student nya. Kgaya po ng sabe sa mga slides sa taas, ang SIM ay isang INSTRUCTIONAL MATERIAL. Ang mga bata po (elementary or high school studs) ang gagamit ng SIM.

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    1. e pinapagawa na kami ng teache namin, 3rd year student poh ako,c sir darray poh ang nag papagawa ang hirap
      nito:(

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    2. pinapagawa po kami ng SIM card para po sa project namin. 2nd year po ako at gagawin namin yun about sa biology

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    3. kameh nga rin eh... 4th na ng ako para sa physics subject namen...

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    4. pinapagawa din po kami, pero grade 7 pa lang po kami

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    5. kame din po about range of a function

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    6. kami rin po pinapagawa po kami ng aming teacher eh!! grade pa lang po kami

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  6. how about colleg po?
    kzi pnapagawa kme ng sim..d tlga biro gumwa nun

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  7. uu nga!!! sa panong madling paraan b?

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  8. Actually, SIM should be accompanied with a Classroom-Based Research. I would say, that developing a SIM requires time and effort. It's actually re-teaching the concept (just one topic) which turned out to be the LEAST MASTERED SKILL after a certain test/examination is administered. Developing a SIM would require you to develop also activities in which performing such would increase students' mastery about that topic.

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  9. saan poh ba ilalagay ung mga info tungkol s topic ?? sa intro o sa enrichment .. kc poh high school poh ako .. pinapapagawa kmi ng SIM at nalilito kmi ..

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  10. what do you mean po? ung intro po kc ang laman nya is the objective and overview of your SIM... ung enrichment naman is some exercises needed to extend the learning... kung discussion po ang ibig mong sabihin, dun po un sa activity card... gagawin mo po xa in the form of activity...

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  11. Thanks J. I am about to make a SIM but I don't know hot to do it, because I've just heard it from my colleague. Thanks to your clear guide... God bless you....MathT.ofAgusanSur

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  12. I would like to ask what about those topics which is very abstract the students must have to perform the activities.is it possible or right that they would prepare materials so they can perform the activity like doing experimentation.

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  13. Hi... after a long tiring searching... Thanks God i found you!!! 3-day from now.I will be joining a SIM..hahaha... Its my first time to hear and 3-week of Teaching Scince 3...And they jst told me lately to join. Your knowledgeable BLOG will helps me a lot...thanks and God Bless....

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  14. Thanks for visiting my blog fellow educators spec. to Math Teacher from Agusan del Sur.

    For those topics which are mostly abstract, you have to think of an activity that can be visualized... just like what we are doing inside the classroom when we teach, we explain abstract ideas using analogy with concrete things that can be seen or can be imagined.

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  15. Hi.. I need help.. i am making may own SIM about Periodic Table of Elements that im going to present on September 23, 2011.. I am little bit confused on the "guide card". Can you suggest how will i make the guide card on my topic? Thank you and more power!

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  16. the guide card contains the objectives that you want to attain, no need to add anything just the objectives to make it simple and easy to understand.

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  17. Thanks a lot for this helpful discussion regarding SIM...you made it really clear for me...Now, I can do my SIM for my 1st year math class.

    fr. A MATH I TEACHER OF BENGUET NHS

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  18. thanks. this blog help me a lot. by the way, im doing my sim on food chain and food web.

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  19. whaaa.. thanks God i have found your blog... this is indeed a big help.. i will be making a SIM for Science and Health Grade VI.. would it be good if the SIM will be presented as booklet type?


    and.. is there any specific parts for the write up that would accompany as basis of this SIM?

    FROM A GRADE VI TEACHER OF IRIGA CITY

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  20. sir, do i need to include a thorough discussion of the topics on the guide card, or not? i'm confused... please do help me..

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  21. Haha.. Teachers pala dapat gumagawa ng SIM, kaming mga 3rd yr ESEP ng isang school sa Albay are asked by our Physics teacher to make one. haha.. Ang hirap pa naman..tsk tsk tsk...

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  22. thanks for sharing...

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  23. Thank You very much for visiting!

    For those students who were asked to create a SIM... it's a good opportunity for you to be involved in creating instructional materials at your own level or should I say perspective. At your own level, just enjoy doing it and you will surely master the given topic or lesson.

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  24. pwede po bang magpost kau ng mg example ng strategic ex. sa filipino ung may guide card,activity,assesment,enrichment,reference, at key card sa lahat po ng subject.

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  25. what are the criteria in validating SIM?tnx

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    1. Eto po: http://tsoktok.blogspot.com/2012/08/sim-101-guide-in-reviewing-intervention.html

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  26. thanks for sharing...

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  27. halu po,pwede po bang pakipublish origin or history ng SIM?tnx a lot

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  28. this was a very interesting discussion..can you please provide me your references and sources...you're of great help for me for i intend to develop one for for class. thnx:)

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  29. Elow po mga kapatid sa Filipino Department, please lang po, magshare naman po kayo ng SIM sa Araling Filipino, ASAP po para naman may batayan kaming di pa nakagagawa ng SIM sa Filipino... Salamat mga kapatid, inaasahan po namin ang inyong tulong....

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  30. Hello po...i joined for the second time around for this school year for the SIM division level...so sad to tell i was second place last year..and I hoping this school year to make it for the first place.. I hope judges from my division will know also the key points in making the SIM so that they will not mislead the participants in doing it..

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  31. I think in order for you to know if the SIM is effective, there is a need for pre test and post.Like you you have to assign groups of students who would use the SIM and those who would not.after the intervention to know its effectiveness a post test is necessary..coz what's the use of implementing it if its not effective?
    have u done it?

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  32. To: AnonymousSeptember 17, 2012 10:22 AM
    I think I know who you are...

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  33. Don't worry we will have a good fight for we only have one reference...

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  34. So blessed to find your blog. It's a huge help for me esp now I was asked to make SIM by my school principal which unfortunately I have no idea how to make it. So thank you very much for imparting this knowledge. More power!

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  35. thanks po for sharing your knowledge, but pwede po ba kayo malagay ng samples ng sim sa math, nahihirapan po kasi aq gumawa kasi di pa po ako nakaseminar tungkol dyan, thanks po

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  36. Hello po. I am a teacher education student and I have already conducted studies on the impact of SIM among High School students. This time, I'm helping a MAEd student in her thesis and I'm looking for the possibility of developing a SIM for elementary mathematics. Pwede po bang iUPLOAD niyo rin yung mga references niyo for this blog para maging mas comprehensive po ang research namin. please lang po. Salamat
    JAMES CEASAR VENTURA

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  37. thanks a lot..the info i got from your page help me to understand things re: SIM..God bless

    Reign Bautista
    SPG/Yes-O Coordinator
    Quezon Province

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  38. thnx...hope u cn post sample sims nxt time...Godspeed!

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  39. tnx...sa wakas nakakita din ako ng matinong pagpapaliwanag kung ano ang SIM...god bless

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  40. very informative blog.. keep up!

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  41. wow i actually need this thanks for sharing :]

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    1. Thank you very much Nikki! Thanks for visiting...

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  42. hello, kapag sa sim kasi, kailangan pa pretest and posttest...
    meron ka po bang sample nun...

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  44. paano po kapag math na ang gagawing SIM? ang hirap!

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  46. helo po.. can u suggest researches related in the development of sim?

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  47. thank you for this! sobrang helpful! :) by the way, ginagawahan ko kasi mama ko ng SIM nya for grade 2. Busy kasi sya ngayon for enrollment kaya ako na lang muna gagawa.I'm a dentistry student, not education so mejo wala akong background dito. natapos ko na SIM for english subject, next is for Filipino subject.. ang problem ko hindi ko alam itranslate yung basic parts ng SIM sa Tagalog.. hehe.. seems simpleng problem pero hindi ko tlga alam.. any help from there? :) Immediate reply is greatly appreaciated! thank you in advance! :)

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