2015 SIM Conference Participant Public

Strategic Instruction Model™ Events

Certifies participation in the SIM Conference in Lawrence, Kansas, July 15-17, 2015

Required Evidence

Your thoughts on Micro-Credentialing and SIM

Post your answers to the following questions. More Info

Comment on a Session

Comment on at least one session in the "Post Evidence" section below. These comments will be accessible by other Conference Participant Badge learners, experts, and anyone accessing your badge in the future.. More Info


Complete an evaluation of the conference keynote and at least one session. Post the name of the session(s) you evaluated here. More Info

Upload a photo

Take a picture at the conference and upload it. More Info

Badge Overview

Holders of this badge have participated in the 2015 SIM Conference, SIMposium.  Highlights include introduction of the new SIM Micro-Credentialing program, a new Content Enhancement Routine, Scientific Argumentation,  and new strategies, Understanding Academic Language, and two theme writing strategies addressing informative writing and persuasive writing as well as  a multi media tool for teaching theme writing. 

How to join and post evidence to this micro-credential badge

Micro-credentials in the SIM series enable teachers to verify skills in delivering instruction of the SIM Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement Routines and other educational programs offered through the University of Kansas Center for Research on Learning. To earn the micro-credential badge:
  • Click the green “join this badge” button and sign up/sign in if needed.
  • Post your evidence specified in the “Required Evidence” section by clicking on the blue “Post” buttons, or you can click into the Evidence section and post from there.

Technical Tips

Badge List provides a place to organize evidence of your work.  You may choose to type that evidence directly into a “Required Evidence” section (as when you post t a description or narrative about your work), but much of your evidence will be stored elsewhere (longer documents, video, pdf documents, images, spreadsheets, etc.) and linked into your badge.   

Video:  Upload video to a cloud-hosting site like Vimeo, or YouTube using privacy settings that provide a private link to view the video, keeping it unlisted on the public website.  You will then post the link to that video in the evidence section, along with any comments you wish to include.  

Documents, Image files, spreadsheets, PDF files, etc: 
 You will upload your document, image file, pdf, spreadsheet, etc. to a cloud-hosting site. You will then post the link in the evidence section, along with any comments you wish to include.  We have found Google Drive to be a really simple tool for accomplishing this, but Drop Box or File Dropper or any file storage site that gives you a link to your file works.    

To use Google Drive
 to post documents, images , spreadsheets, pdf, etc.: 
  • Open Google Drive
  • Hit the red “New” button
  • Select “File Upload” and choose the file you wish to upload
  • Click on “Share”
  • Get Shareable Link
  • Paste the link into your evidence section along with any comments you wish to include.

Communicate with other badge earners on the Badge Wiki below

Contribute to a current wiki:
  • Hit "Edit" in the upper right corner
  • Type into the Page Body.
  • Hit "Save Changes" at the bottom of the page.
Create a New Wiki Topic
  • Think of a one or two word title for your new wiki. Example: Hotel TIps
  • Go to the browser address bar above.
  • Change current url by ERASING "wiki-instructions" and typing the name of your wiki:

  • Use a dash between words.
  • Hit "return".
  • "Start" the new wiki
  • Type in your message.
  • Choose who can contribute to the wiki.
  • Hit the "Create Page" button at the bottom of the page.

Contact simpd@ku.edu with questions.

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Badge Experts


Alice Bowers


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Alice Schmitges


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Allison Lee


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Amber Nutt


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Amber Rowland


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Barb Vallejo


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Beth Lasky


Badge awarded on 7/15/15

Betsy Broom


Badge awarded on 2/26/16

Beverly Colombo


Badge awarded on 2/26/16

Carmel Zimmerman


Badge awarded on 5/3/16

Carol A. Wolf


Badge awarded on 2/26/16

Badge Learners


Joyce Munro


Joined badge on 7/23/19

Tricia Bronger


Joined badge on 6/29/21