Jon Baek

Instructional Innovation Coach

What I Do…

I am an Instructional Coach for the Teaching & Learning HUB, collaborating and consulting with faculty to improve their teaching effectiveness to increase student academic achievement. Looking for new active learning strategies? Want an observation consultation session? Curious about evolving teaching structures? I am your person!

What I Did…

For sixteen years prior, I taught middle school science at a multi-age project-based public charter school in Ann Arbor, Michigan. There I specialized in developing thematic and authentic curriculum for a classroom with mixed grade levels, and I also coached our FIRST robotics team!

What I Studied…

My undergraduate degree is in Chemical Engineering from the University of Michigan (1994-1998). I received a second bachelor’s degree in General Science and a minor in Mathematics at Eastern Michigan University (2004-2005). I graduated from the ELMAC program at the University of Michigan with a Master’s in Elementary Education with certification in Integrated Science (6-8th) and Mathematics. (2005-2006).

What I Like…

Hawai’i, food, golf, hiking, Michigan Wolverines athletics, my mini-Australian Shepherd “Blueberry”, traveling and passionately pursuing lifelong learning for myself and others.