Endorsements & Feedback


Has successfully completed all requirements and qualifications to be a SIM™ Content Enhancement Professional Developer.

Approved by Helen Barrier, SIM PD Leader (VA).
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Badge Portfolio

1. Apprenticeship Reflection

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Describe your experience with the certification process. Identify the Institute you attended. Include highlights and useful take aways from the Institute and apprenticeship. More Info

SIM™ Virginia Leadership Institute for Professional Developers, June 18 - 20, 2019 in Harrisonburg, VA.

I attended the Virginia Leadership Institute for Professional Developers in SIM™ on June 18 - 20, 2019 in Harrisonburg, VA with Helen Barrier, Dana McCaleb, Whitney Miller, and Jocelyn Washburn. It was a pretty intensive experience, with a fast pace and lots of opportunities to collaborate with other apprentices and the SIM Professional Developers who led the Institute.

Connecting CERs with partnership principles, becoming familiar with the history and evidence base of SIM, and the impact on student learning were some of the highlights of my experience. I am excited about the opportunity to move forward in my own professional learning and share it with educators in the school divisions I serve.

2. Co-Plan and Co-Instruct

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• Apprentices co-plan and either present or co-present one SIM Overview and two CERs with an active SIM Professional Developer. • Post: Presentation used (such as Power Point), Planning agenda, Select observation notes provided by the SIM Professional Developer as feedback, PD session evaluation More Info

SIM overview to Marion Elementary School faculty on 10/08/19.


Marion ES SIM Overview C Blevins

SIM Overview presentation to Marion Elementary School faculty on 10/8/2019.

3. Frequently Asked Questions Assignment

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• To prepare potential professional developers in SIM Learning Strategies to answer difficult questions that are often asked at SIM PD sessions, Apprentices submit responses to 15 of 30 SIM Frequently Asked Questions. • Post reflection about how answering the FAQs has helped you prepare. More Info

15 of the Frequently Asked Questions answered with supporting references.

I completed the FAQ assignment and shared it with my mentor via email, who then provided feedback.


Through researching the literature and other sources of information that address these questions, I feel I have gained a rather broad and deeper understanding of and appreciation for the development of CERs. I had long known what the potential impact on learning could be, especially for students who were struggling, but this activity reinforced my conviction that implementation with fidelity is crucial to the effectiveness of utilizing CERs in the classroom. and that ongoing coaching support is vital as well.

4. Content Enhancement Routine Expertise

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• Provide the names of any CER that you implemented as part of your apprenticeship experience • Post evidence that relates to new learning, increased knowledge, and/or skills you have developed during this process More Info

CERs implemented during apprenticeship

Concept Mastery Routine
Framing Routine
Unit Organizer Routine

5. Professional Learning Plan

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• Develop a written plan for implementation of SIM in your department/school/division/region/state. • Include initial PD, instructional coaching, and technical assistance for administrators to ensure infrastructure support More Info

6. Data Driven Planning

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Create a written plan demonstrating use of student data to determine selection of SIM instructional tools or interventions. More Info

No evidence submitted for this requirement

7. Any Additional Evidence (Optional)

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• Provide evidence of your apprenticeship experiences that you wish to share (such as coaching data, interview with a teacher, etc.) More Info

No evidence submitted for this requirement