LABS, LABS, LABS: How to Engage Students with Lab Rats!

This webinar will explore how lab kits have been implemented at Wytheville Community College for anatomy and microbiology courses. These lab kits have been an integral part of bringing students together to engage them in an online environment and create a sense of community and collaboration that has been highly impactful. With these kits in hand, many students choose to meet through weekly Zoom sessions to work together as lab partners, and students report posting videos and images of their lab kits on social media to publicly demonstrate their learning. Come learn more about how to effectively use lab kits!

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Speaker Bio
Deanna Spraker

Associate Professor – Wytheville Community College

Deanna Spraker is in her ninth year at Wytheville Community College and has over 25 years of teaching experience in middle school, high school, and higher ed. She teaches biology, anatomy, earth science, coordinated science 9, college anatomy, biology microbiology lab, environmental science, and an education course. She spent one year as the Program Head of Education. Deanna has experience with outreach and middle school STEAM coordination and collaboration with 3rd graders and middle schoolers. In her spare time she enjoys golfing, kayaking, stand-up paddle boarding, and runs a small flower and vegetable farm with her husband.
Leah Bishop

Senior Business Development Manager – Carolina Distance Learning

As Senior Business Development Manager, Leah guides the Distance Learning sales team as they serve the Carolina Distance Learning customers. She also assists instructors at higher education institutions across the country design, re-design, and implement online science labs. Before joining the team, Leah worked 8+ years in education, both in the classroom as a chemistry and physics instructor, and in industry working with Open Educational Resources to help reduce student cost.