2015/16 SIM Regional Update Conference Participant Public

Strategic Instruction Model™ Events

SIM Professional Developers are required to attend an update conference every two years to maintain their active status.

Required Evidence

Date and Location

Post the date of the update you attended and the city where it took place. More Info

Your thoughts on Micro-credentialing and SIM

Post your responses 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 all other Conference Participant Badge learners, experts, and anyone accessing your badge in the future. More Info

Upload a Conference Photo

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


Complete an evaluation of the conference keynote and at least one session. Post the name of the session(s) you evaluated here. (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2015-16UpdateSurvey) More Info

Badge Overview

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 

Contribute to a current wiki:
  • Click on the "View Badge WIki" button below this Badge Overview.
  • 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.

Badge Experts


Alice Schmitges


Badge awarded on 5/3/16

Alisa York


Badge awarded on 5/12/16

Allison Kanji


Badge awarded on 5/3/16

Ami McCall


Badge awarded on 2/26/16

Amy Havard


Badge awarded on 5/3/16

Ana Torres


Badge awarded on 2/26/16

Angela Lynn Bray


Badge awarded on 5/3/16

Angela Nettleton


Badge awarded on 5/12/16

Angela Wright-Nash


Badge awarded on 5/3/16

April Maitner


Badge awarded on 2/26/16

Ashleigh Szlosek


Badge awarded on 5/12/16

Barbara Krakower


Badge awarded on 1/27/16

Badge Learners


April Alcorn


Joined badge on 6/21/17

Elizabeth H. Gibbs


Joined badge on 3/23/21

Jennifer Stanley


Joined badge on 6/21/17

Patty Whitney


Joined badge on 7/12/17

Rosalind Battee


Joined badge on 6/21/17

Tricia Bronger


Joined badge on 6/29/21

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Joined badge on 7/24/18