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Assignment Completion Strategy (FI)


Earned through demonstration of competence in instructing a student or class through all of the lessons and phases of the strategy.


Katherine Hogsten


Joined badge on December 12, 2017

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Endorsements & Feedback


Hi Katherine, Is this credential complete? If so, please email me at and I will send it for review. Thanks!

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Badge Portfolio

1. Partner with an Active SIM PDer or Specialist

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Partner with an Active SIM certified Professional Developer or Specialist in this SIM Credential. Post the name of who you will partner with to complete the badge requirements. More Info

2. Teach the Strategy

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Teach the strategy in its entirety to a person or class, following the instructional steps in the manual. More Info

3. Portfolio of Implementation

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I teach word mapping to a group of 25 sixth graders split into two groups and taught for 18 weeks.

I have been teaching word mapping to groups of sixth graders for 18 weeks each year. The students are grouped into two class sections and each section comes to class every other day for 50 minutes each session. Students often have IEPs or ELL plans. Students have never passed a SOL test and are reading two or more levels below grade level.

Students often have organization and behaviour issues. Word Mapping skills help address these issues through notebook keeping and explicit instruction. My experience with word mapping has grown so much in three years. I have been able to make the program my own and use student feedback to instruct students in engaging and meaningful ways to make learning affixes, roots, and word meanings come to life and relate to other subjects. 

Through teaching, I have learned why word mapping is laid out the way it is and how to best instruct my students through the program to comprehend and remember skills. Memory is a huge issue for understanding, but questioning students about their thinking relates to reading, writing, speaking, and listening. Students are able to be questioned and think about their thinking with word mapping activities.

Coaching from Susan Trumbo has allowed me to problem solve and reflect on my pacing of word mapping, my instrucition, and my knowledge as a teacher. We have worked together to support each other and make sure the program is instructed, by me, with fidelity.

4. Supporting Observation and/or Video

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Video saved to my drive on my school computer. Video shared with Susan Trumbo. 

I have video taped myself five times and have learned a great deal.

5. Student Portfolio

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Submit a student portfolio.*****Optional: Submit a Student Interview (interview a student about usefulness and implementation)***** More Info

Student notebook, student conferencing, student artifacts

I have helped over 100 students keep word mapping notebooks. We hold interviews and conferences together to assure comprehension of staying organized and processing information. Student artifacts are discussed and kept.

6. Completion Date

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Post the date you completed the requirements for this micro-credential, click the "Request Feedback" button when you're through. More Info

No evidence submitted for this requirement