The Teaching & Learning Collective is a grassroots CHSBS faculty initiative aimed at improving students' academic performance by integrating effective learning strategies into existing classes.


Spring 2016 Events​

Active Learning Strategies Aligning with the Interests of our Students

Thursday, March 17
3:30 to 5:00 p.m.
Park Library, Strosacker Room
Join the Teaching and Learning Collective for an interactive session on active learning facilitated by Mark Francek (GEO), recently named 2016 Michigan College Science Teacher of the Year and author of the blog post “Let Community, Accountability, and Relevance–CAR Drive our Instruction."
For this TLC workshop, Dr. Francek will focus on relevance. Once we know our students’ interests – Hollywood film, music, sports, food, travel – we can use these tools as “hooks” to capture their attention. Once we have students’ attention, we keep them engaged with active learning techniques such as think pair share, reflection on demonstrations, 70-30 exams (70% solo, 30% group), getting them out of their seats to kinesthetically act out class concepts, backyard field trips, and fun, formative assessment techniques.

Refreshments will be served. Please RSVP by March 14 to chsbs@cmich.edu. ​

​For more information, contact Tracy Collins (ENG) at 989-774-3171 or colli1tj@cmich.ed​u​.​