Date: March 26, 2007
Contact: Lindsay Gladstone
Governors State University
Phone: (708) 534-7090
Fax: (708) 534 8399
For Immediate Release
University Park, Illinois, March 26, 2007 - Governors State University recently sponsored a four-day, Level II Project CRISS workshop as part of the Teacher Quality Enhancement Partnership Grant program in professional development.
CRISS (Creating Independence through Student owned Strategies) training provides educators with an effective student-centered teaching strategies that increase independent learning and student achievement. Six GSU faculty and six Bloom School District 206 teachers participated in this advanced training.
The Teacher Quality Enhancement Partnership Grant was awarded by the U.S. Department of Education to enable GSU to provide the support and resources in teachers training, mentoring for new teachers in their induction years, and professional development for experienced teachers to advance their training in new skills and methods. Ultimately, the goal of the partnership is to increase support and training of middle school and high school teachers which will translate into increased teacher effectiveness and retention and positively impact student learning.
For more information about CRISS training and additional professional development opportunities, call, Dr. Connie Mietlicki, Director of Teacher Quality Enhancement Partnership at (708) 534-4374.