Patricia G. Graner

Research Centers - Center for Research on Learning
Project Coordinator
Director of Professional Development
Primary office:
785-864-0622
Joseph R. Pearson Hall
Room 708
1122 West Campus Road
Lawrence, Kansas 66045


Patty Graner serves to support over 2100 Strategic Instruction Model (SIM®) professional developers in the US and internationally. She oversees the Professional Development Research Institute. She is the Co-PI for the VA SPDG, PI for the KUCRL/NC Content Literacy Continuum Project, and all oversees all KUCRL SIM related activities. This includes the annual International SIM Conference, regional conferences, and SIM institutes. She has been a SIM professional developer since 1988 and a SIM Professional Development Leader since 1992. She was a classroom teacher for students with disabilities in Pennsylvania and Florida, a district resource teacher, a district program planner, and later a professional development specialist in Palm Beach County, Florida schools. A founding member of the Strategic Learning Center in Seattle with responsibility for professional development and practice integration, Patty was also the Assistant Director of Education for Casey Family Programs. Her professional interests are inservice and preservice professional learning, secondary literacy, and adolescents with disabilities. ​

Academic Degrees

  • PhD, Learning Disabilities, Minor: Reading, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, 2006
  • MEd, Special Education, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA, 1979
  • BS, Elementary Education, Minor: Special Education, Edinboro State College, Edinboro, PA, 1975
  • AA, Community College of Allegheny County, Pittsburgh, PA, 1973

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The Lawrence school district is to use our Blended Instructional model for their professional development this summer. We are so excited to be partnering with them and collecting more data on the benefits of personalization.



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