Supplemental Instruction Leaders Participate in Campus-Wide Training

8/29/2016

On August 29 and 30, one hundred students took part in a campus-wide training workshop for Supplemental Instruction at UM-Dearborn.

This was the first time SI training was approached as a campus-wide endeavor.

SI is an international academic support program in which students who have successfully completed difficult courses go on to facilitate group study sessions for that course in subsequent semesters. These SI Leaders (SILs) receive training on active learning methods, and that was at the heart of the two-day, intensive workshop.

The University Center was abuzz during the training with interactive learning about interactive learning. The College of Business, the College of Arts, Sciences, and Letters, and the College of Engineering and Computer Science all had participants present at the campus-wide training. The 100+ participants used fishbowls, demonstrations, small-group discussions, skits, simulations and other methods to learn what SI is and how to lead it. Through the collaborative training, students received more depth and breadth of training. They also expanded their network and got a better sense of the impact of SI at UM-Dearborn.

“In 30 years of planning and conducting PR and training events. I can’t think of another event of which I’ve been prouder in terms of the people, the process and the end product,” said Jeanette Drake, director of COB’s SI, “It was a true collaboration on the part of some truly talented and dedicated individuals, including the 100 student participants.”

The 2016-2017 COB SI team is comprised of 10 students who are excited to carry the vision of SI forward. View which courses are supported and find a meeting time that works for you. Most of the COB SI sessions are held in Fairlane Center North Room 235. 

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