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Project CRISS: CReating Independence through Student-owned Strategies , 4e

Project CRISS 4th edition cover

Now in its fourth edition, Project CRISS: CReating Independence through Student-owned Strategies (©2014, 2012) is the training manual required for the Introduction to Project CRISS workshop. This 300+ page manual is THE resource for effective teaching and learning. The manual synthesizes over 30 years of research from cognitive psychology, neuroscience, and education in a practical, user-friendly format.

Filled with high-impact, flexible strategies which cross grade levels and content disciplines, the CRISS manual is the classroom teacher’s go-to resource for effective instructional strategies. The book is organized with strategy explanations, steps for classroom implementation, student samples, and ideas for support and extensions. It comes with a one-year subscription to the Project CRISS online resource area, containing useful tools, samples, and classroom reproducibles for download.

Empower Lifelong Learning, Inc., Project CRISS is the sole source provider of this manual. The 4e is currently available as the Introduction to Project CRISS workshop manual. CRISS-trained educators who own the red, 3e manual may purchase the 4e manual at a reduced price.


Required for the CRISS Training of Trainers workshop , the Certified Trainer Materials include a binder with hard copies of training materials and general information about requirements and responsibilities of working with Project CRISS; electronic copies of materials and forms; and awareness, training, and implementation support tools. Trainer candidates also receive a subscription to the CRISS Crafter e -newsletter for trainers.