Workshop: Project CRISS Training I

Course ID - CTD0495         

Short Title: CRISS Training I      

 Audience     Faculty
Length of Workshop:        14 hours 
Prerequisite     none

* Approved CT&D Workshop for Faculty Professional Development hours.

The goal of the project  CRISS (Creating Independence through Student –owned Strategies) is to equip students with a vast toolkit of learning strategies and with the knowledge to create strategic plans for all learning tasks they might encounter in school, work, and beyond. Through teacher modeling and guidance, students learn how to learn. Project CRISS advocates active, multi-sensory, and metacognitive teaching and learning. Accordingly, CRISS transforms the traditional “lecture and test” classroom into a stimulating, dynamic learning environment. Recent advances in brain compatible learning substantiate the merits of this philosophy and help explain the project’s success, longevity, and national proliferation.


As a result of successful completion of the workshop, participants will be able to:

  • Identify the key principles of CRISS philosophy such as Metacognition, Active Learning, Modeling & Explanation, and Teaching for Understanding
  • Foster participant involvement with CRISS Strategic Learning Plans which incorporate a variety of reading, writing, orhanizing, and vocabulary strategies
  • Develop assessment techniques for measuring metacognitive learning
  • Develop a variety of active, multi-sensory and metacognitive learning plans



Reference #






Registration information
Course ID: - CTD0495
Course Title: CRISS Training I 
Reference # - see table 

How to Register

Registration for CT&D workshops are through the Student Information and Registration system.  The process for registering for a CTD workshop will be the same as registering for a regular class at MDC.  

New - Easier registration for workshops

You can access the Registration System and register for a CTD workshop using the same user name and password that use to login to your computer.    Example:   Richard Johnson  would be rjohnson     (You will NOT need to create a separate student myMDC account to register for a CTD workshop

Make a note of the Reference Number for the workshop then go to Registration Instructions

Once you have registered for a class, you can print your schedule.    Please make every effort to attend once you've registered as seats are limited.     However, If you need to drop, you can also do this through the Web Registration screen.     CTD classes will appear on your transcript as non-credit classes.

If you need special assistance to participate in this workshop due to a disability, please call CT&D at 7-2366 so that appropriate arrangements can be made.  College Training and Development complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act.