The Program

Social Skills Improvement System - Classwide Intervention Program
 
A time-efficient universal curriculum, the Social Skills Improvement System – Classwide Intervention Program (SSIS-CIP) is taught in whole-group settings with minimal teacher preparation. The curriculum includes 10 core units designed to promote students’ acquisition and application of skills that teachers identify as critical to success in the classroom:
  • Listening to Others
  • Taking Turns when You Talk
  • Following Directions
  • Getting Along with Others
  • Following Classroom Rules
  • Staying Calm with Others
  • Paying Attention to Your Work
  • Doing the Right Thing
  • Asking for Help
  • Doing Nice Things for Others
  • Listening to Others
  • Taking Turns when You Talk
  • Following Directions
  • Getting Along with Others
  • Following Classroom Rules
  • Staying Calm with Others
  • Paying Attention to Your Work
  • Doing the Right Thing
  • Asking for Help
  • Doing Nice Things for Others
How are skills taught?

Each skill is taught using explicit instruction, modeling, role-play, and practice activities. The program includes detailed lesson plans, grade-level appropriate supporting videos, and student activities to help teach key skills.

How long does it take?
Each unit includes three lessons, with each lesson requiring approximately 15-20 minutes to complete. The core curriculum includes 10 units, so it requires approximately 10 hours of instructional time to implement. In our previous studies, teachers reported integrating the SSIS-CIP into their existing non-academic class time (e.g., morning meetings).
Is there evidence to support its use?
Yes! Check out evidence on the SSIS-CIP.
How much does it cost?
For schools participating in PEAK, the curriculum will be provided at no cost.
Does the SSIS-CIP require formal training?
No, the SSIS-CIP requires no formal training, as it includes scripted lesson plans and a detailed overview of program implementation in the Teacher Guide. Schools may choose to train and support teachers based on their typical approach for implementing new curricular initiatives.
What do teachers think of the SSIS-CIP?
In our previous studies, teachers reported the curriculum and materials to be relevant, easy to use, and effective.
Can the program be used as part of RTI?
Yes, the SSIS-CIP was developed to be used as part of a universal (Tier 1) program for behavior Response to Intervention (RTI).
How can I find out more about the program?
More information about the curriculum can be found here and here. We would be more than happy to answer any questions. You can reach us here.

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Our Project

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Evidence

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