2024 Northeast (VA) SIM Update Conference

This conference is for SIM Professional Developers, Apprentices, Specialists, and their invited Guests.

This SIM Update conference, hosted by the Virginia SIM Network and KUCRL, is an opportunity for SIM Professional Developers in Virginia and neighboring states to update their knowledge and skills to support their work as certified SIM Professional Developers.

The conference will be a hybrid of asynchronous learning on Canvas before an in-person day at James Madison University in Harrisonburg, VA.    

The theme for the conference will be specially designed instruction (SDI) and high-leverage practices (HLPs) for students with disabilities. We will explore in-depth how SIM Learning Strategies, Content Enhancement Routines, and KUCRL reading programs make SDI and HLPs actionable and tangible in the classroom. We are also excited to coordinate several interactive sessions to take advantage of the in-person opportunity at JMU. We will reunite as a network, catch up, and enjoy each other’s presence.



  • Online Activities in Canvas: Sept. 23 - Oct. 22, 2024
    • These will include a webquest, readings, and videos
  • In Person Conference Day at JMU: October 22, 2024


James Madison University (JMU)
Festival Conference and Student Center
1301 Carrier Drive
Harrisonburg, VA 22807


  • $375/person for those outside Virginia
  • This conference is hosted by the VA T/TAC at Virginia Tech, funds are available for Virginia SIM Professional Developers' conference registration.

Questions? contact: Mona Tipton, simpd@ku.edu, 785-864-0626


Before registering, please be aware that you will need to attend in-person to receive conference attendance credit.

TWO YEARS of StrateWorks is included in the price of the conference. 

Do not sign up for this Virtual Conference if you are unable to attend the in-person day.

If you find you are not able to attend, notify KUCRL by Oct. 4 for a refund of your registration minus a $50 cancellation fee.

For questions regarding registration, please contact simpd@ku.edu, 785-864-0626.

For questions regarding payment, contact orderkucrl@ku.edu, 785-864-4780.