What Do Old Polar Bears and Great Teachers Have in Common?: They Know How to Break the Ice!
Thursday, May 8th, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Polar bears break the ice to survive; teachers break the ice to thrive. Join this interactive, high-energy webinar to learn how to use icebreakers and topic starters to socialize, stimulate, motivate, and prime your students for success. Participants will leave with practical strategies they can immediately implement to move students from passive observers to active participants in their education.
Shawn Orr, Professional Educator, TeamUP Faculty Programs
Lesson Design to Bridge the Gaps—No Generation Left Behind…
Thursday, May 15th, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
Damon Givehand, a Professional Educator with TeamUP at Cengage Learning, began his teaching career on the secondary level where he taught courses ranging from foundations of math up through AP Calculus AB and BC. He eventually found himself on the campus of Florida State College in Jacksonville where he taught sections of College Algebra and Statistics, and also the gamut of developmental math courses. His path extends beyond the traditional classroom and has enriched him over the last seven years with vital experience teaching math online. Inasmuch, Damon has served as subject matter expert assisting in the development of online curriculum for Rasmussen College Online, where he continues to teach an online class or two each term. Damon's expertise is in student engagement, motivation and retention, especially as it relates to developmental math courses.
The Reciprocal Classroom: Strategies for Enhancing Learning Using the Old AND the New
Thursday, May 22nd, 1:00-2:30 PM Eastern Time (US & Canada)
This interactive webinar will explore ways to engage today's students most effectively and efficiently using tools that were not available to teachers and pupils at large until recently. We'll look at how we can apply a mix of time tested and proven active learning strategies with easy-to-access technologies to enhance the learning experience for all involved, students and instructors alike. A step-by-step method for creating engaging and stimulating lecturecast recordings using an online screen capture resource, a common presentation application, and a webcam will be shared. Participants are sure to leave with practical ideas they can use right away for engaging their students more deeply.
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