Five levels of SIM micro-credentials indicate increasingly deeper levels of learning and practice. The micro-credentials can be earned individually, and subsequent levels can build upon previous levels.
Level 1: Professional Learning Credential
This credential indicates that the recipient has participated in a professional learning session to learn how to teach a SIM Learning Strategy or teach with a Content Enhancement Routine. The SIM Professional Developer who led the workshop or session must submit a post-professional development report to KUCRL and notify KUCRL to award the credential.
Level 2: Fidelity of Implementation Credential
This credential indicates that the recipient has instructed students with fidelity (through generalization for SIM Learning Strategies), created a portfolio to demonstrate impact and proficient implementation, created a narrative log about implementation, and recorded a video that demonstrates key behaviors for self-reflection and coaching. The recipient must engage in a coaching relationship with a SIM Professional Developer who is active in the SIM network. When all requirements have been met, the SIM Professional Developer notifies KUCRL to award the credential.
Level 3: SIM Specialist Credential
This credential indicates that the recipient has, under the guidance of a SIM Professional Developer, demonstrated proficiency in instructing others in the use of a strategy (through generalization) or routine with fidelity, guiding the new learner to implement the intervention with fidelity. When all requirements for this credential have been met, the SIM Professional Developer notifies KUCRL to award the credential. This credential allows the recipient to purchase specific SIM materials and teach others how to use them.
Level 4: SIM Professional Developer Credential
This credential, which can be earned in Learning Strategies or Content Enhancement, indicates that the recipient has fulfilled all SIM Professional Developer criteria set forth by KUCRL.
Level 5: SIM Professional Development Leader Credential
This credential indicates that the recipient is credentialed in both Learning Strategies and Content Enhancement, is active and current within the SIM Network, and has met all other requirements set forth by KUCRL.