Yours, Mine, and Ours: Student Engagement is a Three-way Street
Concurrent Session 8
“Yours, Mine, and Ours: Student Engagement is a Three-way Street” is an interactive presentation that examines definitions of engagement, explores what it means to use engagement, and investigates how we engage with students. This presentation covers student engagement for online, blended and face-to-face classrooms as an interactive, engaging session.
“Yours, Mine, and Ours: Student Engagement is a Three-way Street” is an interactive slide presentation that examines definitions of engagement, explores what it means to use engagement, and investigates how we engage with students. This presentation covers student engagement for online synchronous and asynchronous classes; furthermore, it supports engagement for blended and face-to-face classrooms. The audience will review the research about student engagement, investigate best practices of engagement, and analyze ideas for creating engagement in the classroom and online. Furthermore, it discusses strategies of engagement before, during, and after class.
Our goals include:
- To have the audience participate in constructing a definition of engagement
- To have the audience share their ideas of what engagement means
- To identify best and researched practices
- To have the audience leave with three practices to initiate in their next class.
Faculty, instructional designers, instructional support, and technologists in higher education. Participants of all levels of experience will benefit from this interactive presentation by understanding what the research represents and strategies to embark or improve student engagement. K12 instructional support staff and faculty will experience the value of this presentation. The audience will participate by using interactive Q&A as well as collaborative exercises. There are embedded web-links to fliphtml5.com and polleverywhere.com in the slide presentation, along with screenshots of courses built in Bright Space and Blackboard. Attendees will receive a handout with the presentation outline that includes URLs to the links and the references so they may replicate engagement strategies or research further at their institutions.
The Title V UNIDOS Grant Collaboration Team developed this workshop as part of their professional development series that they offer simultaneously to all three partnership institutions through the web-teleconferencing tool ZOOM. The Collaboration Team consists of Alfonso Velasquez, Instructional Designer and Trainer for Adams State University; Peter Snyder, Instructional Media Specialist for University of New Mexico-Taos; Erin Duddy, Distance Education Coordinator for University of New Mexico-Taos; and Cathryn Brooks-Williams, Instructional Design Specialist for New Mexico Highlands University. The grant is a Title V Cooperative Arrangement Project, “UNIDOS: Building Pathways to Access and Opportunity for the Upper Rio Grande Region.” The focus of the grant is to eliminate gaps in an area where geography, distance to education, and under-funding of K-16 education make it difficult for residents to obtain a college education. By hosting the professional development seminars on ZOOM, as well as live at each campus, the UNIDOS Collaborators demonstrate and model to faculty how to use the tools for online and distance education.