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Learning Network

Building on your ‘16-‘17 work, your ‘17-‘18 GVSU Learning Network lead by Dr. Richard Lemons will provide training in instructional rounding. Inspired by medical rounds used by physicians, instructional rounds develop the practice of observing, discussing, and analyzing teaching and learning. The goal of instructional rounds is not feedback or evaluation; rather, our purpose is for observing faculty to compare their own instructional practices with those they observe. 

Three of the five ‘17-‘18 GVSU LN sessions will be located at GVSU chartered schools and participants will conduct facilitated instructional rounds at these host schools. Cohorts will not be grouped by elementary or secondary cohorts. The initial and final sessions will be network-wide events held at the GVSU Pew Campus in Grand Rapids or the GVSU Detroit Center in downtown Detroit.

*Please note that once you register your team for the first Learning Network in August, your team will not need to register again as we expect the team to stay the same. 

Register your team HERE.

Location and Dates

West Cohort

GVSU L. William Seidman Center
50 Front Street SW
Grand Rapids, MI 49504

August 7-8, 2017
October 26, 2017 @ host schools
January 24, 2018
March 15, 2018 @ host schools
May 9, 2018

East Cohort

GVSU Detroit Center
163 Madison Street
Detroit, MI 48226

August 15-16, 2017
October 24 or 25, 2017 @ host schools
January 23, 2018
March 14, 2018 @ host schools
May 8, 2018


Documents for 2017-2018

Make sure you have these important documents with you on the first day of the Learning Network:


If you have questions regarding the Learning Network, please contact Erin Abel at or (616) 331-9094.