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Online Teaching: Strategies for Becoming an Engaging Instructor



Online Teaching: Strategies for Becoming an Engaging Instructor

Wednesday, April 29, 2020 - Thursday, May 7, 2020


Presented By

Science Alliance

The New York Academy of Sciences


Online Teaching: Strategies for Becoming an Engaging Instructor

Over the past few weeks, educators worldwide have been forced to shift from in-person classroom teaching to distance learning. If you’re like most, you may be finding it very challenging to do this effectively.

This two-part series, facilitated by award-winning instructor Barbara Houtz, is aimed at early- career faculty as well as high school teachers who want to become—as quickly as possible!—successful instructors of online courses, trainings, or professional development programs.

In these one-hour webinars, Houtz will teach you how to create and implement an interactive online course. You’ll come out of these two hours feeling empowered with online teaching skills, and confident that the level of quality you’re offering your students is equal to what they would have received in a traditional classroom.

Part 1: How to Teach Effectively, Online

April 29, 2020: 10:00AM - 11:00AM

With the need for virtual education during the current COVID-19 quarantine, how can you keep your students engaged in a virtual classroom and ensure they retain what they learn? Learn tips and strategies designed to engage students, improve retention, and improve learning outcomes. This one-hour webinar will give you tips and strategies that prepare you to direct online courses, trainings, or professional development programs.

Part 2: Incorporating 21st Century Skills into Online Education

May 7, 2020: 10:00AM - 11:00AM

Now more than ever, it’s essential for educators to know how to guide their virtual students through online learning in order to ensure they get the most out of the courses they take. That includes teaching the 4 C's: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Critical Thinking. How can an instructor embed these essential 21st century skills into an online curriculum? This one-hour webinar will provide you with ideas for activities, projects, and assessments to use in your virtual classroom to set your students up for success today, as well as in their future career.




Barbara Houtz, M. Ed.
Barbara Houtz, M. Ed.

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