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]