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2020 Northeast SIM Update Conference: Virtual from Virginia

This conference will be a hybrid style with some sessions and activities being done individually online, followed by an online conference day on Oct. 28. 

Conference Dates:
Oct. 1-27: Asynchronous online activities will be available online to participants (note: some sessions/activities must be done online before the live session)
Oct. 28, 2020 9:30am-2pm (EST): Live online sessions via Zoom

Tentative Agenda for Oct. 28 Zoom Conference (all times Eastern Standard)

9:30-10:30 am

Opening Group Session

10:45 am -12:00 pm

Choose from one of three Breakout Sessions: Math Session, Writing Session, or Reading Session

12:30-1:30 pm

HLPs & SIM Group Discussion

1:30-2:00 pm

Closing Group Session

Our conference presenters include:
•Patricia Abrams - Director of Instructional Services, VA DOE
•Janet Attalah - SIM Professional Development Leader & Consultant, Florida Diagnostic and Learning Resources System, Lake Worth, FL
•Paula Lancaster - Dean of Education and Human Services, Central Michigan University
•Dana McCaleb - Coordinator, Virginia Department of Education Training and Technical Assistance Center at Virginia Tech
•Tammy Dehaven - Osbourn High School, Manassas, VA
•Hannah Sacra - Secondary Math Specialist, Bluestone High School, Skipwith, VA
•Laura Stewart - National Director of The Reading League, Syracuse, NY
•Sean Strickland - Math Department Chair/SIM Coordinator, Lemon Bay High School, Port Charlotte, FL
•Jocelyn Washburn - Director of Professional Development, The University of Kansas, Center for Research on Learning

Registration Fee: $325

Deadline to register: Oct. 12, 2020


STEP ONE : If you are not a Virginia SIM Professional Developer, submit registration information to KUCRL by completing this online registration form 

STEP TWO: Submit Registration Fee -

  • Download form to submit with payment by check.
  • Download form to request a PO
  • To pay by credit card: Click here to pay online. You must be logged in as a SIM Professional Developer to view the 2020 Virginia Virtual SIM Conference. Please contact Mona Tipton (785-864-0626 for help logging in.  OR call the KUCRL Order Desk (Specialists must use this option to pay by credit card), 785-864-4780 with your credit card information, 8:30 AM- 4:30 PM CENTRAL Time.  We will need the name on the card, the billing address of the card, the card number, expiration date, and 3 digit security code.

Refund Policy:
If you cannot attend this conference, you must notify KU-CRL by Oct. 19, 2020 to receive a refund of your registration fee minus a cancellation fee of $50. We will be unable to issue any refunds for cancellations received after Oct. 19, 2020.

Contact Mona Tipton,, 785-864-0626 with questions about the Conference
Contact, 785-864-4780 with payment/billing questions

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