Effective Facilitation of Online Discussions with Students

Using the online classroom to create meaningful learning often involves the use of discussion forums. As educators, it is important to know how to effectively facilitate these virtual conversations in order to keep students engaged. In this webinar, you will be provided with best practices on how you can interact with your learners and create positive learning experiences using discussion forums.

Intended Audience: This webinar will be geared towards Grades 6-12. Some Community Colleges and Higher Ed may benefit as well.

Speaker Bio


Kip Pygman
Director, Illinois Virtual School
Kip became the new Illinois Virtual School director in July of 2018. Prior to his work at IVS, Kip was the inaugural director of the Expanding Learning Opportunities Consortium (eLo) where for four years he led an online learning consortium comprised of three Illinois school districts. Kip spent the first ten years of his professional career at Leyden High Schools starting as a business instructor and serving in other leadership roles including an online learning coordinator and response to intervention director. Kip holds a master’s in educational leadership from Concordia University and a master’s of educational technology from Boise State University. Kip currently sits on the Board of Directors as the Vice-Chair for Walther Christian Academy and is a member of the Illinois PK-12 Digital Learning Advisory Council.