Supplemental Instruction is a well- recognized approach to supporting student learning incorporating peer instruction. York is using this approach to support students in high risk courses.
Canadian National Training Centre – University of Guelph – information about the SI model in the Canadian context, training and events.
SI instruction in Canada – guidelines for best practice -need to insert link to PDF
SI Planning Pilot template – Mohawk College – need to insert link to PDF
University of Missouri – national data on SI – this slide deck includes a description of SI , and this Guide
Some example SI Planning Sheets:
Northern Illinois University planning sheet
Santa Monica College planning sheet
University of North Carolina Wilmington session plan
Kingswood SI Leader Manual
SI at York
Several colleges offer a version of SI known as PASS – Peer Assisted Study Sessions
Eastern Regional SI Retreat Day at York (February 17, 2015)
The Canadian National Centre, in collaboration with Bethune College at York University, hosted the 4th Eastern Regional Supplemental Instruction (SI) Retreat Day on February 17, 2015. The forum was an opportunity to talk, network, engage, learn and exchange ideas with members of the SI community. The day was designed for SI Supervisors, SI leaders and those interested in learning more.
Dr. Vincent Tinto was the keynote speaker at the 2014 Summit on the First-Year Experience in the Classroom: Rethinking Retention and he made reference to supplemental instruction as an effective academic support during the first year. In his book, Completing College Rethinking Institutional Action, he highlights supplemental instruction and provides examples of industry best practice to illustrate the breadth of applicability across multiple disciplines.
SI draws on student development theories, including Dr. Tinto’s model of student retention, and provides us with a framework to develop theoretically-informed programming to support learners in high attrition courses.