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Achieving the Dream

Communication & Engagement Strategies at a Distance

With the widespread shutdown of college campuses due to COVID-19 and transition to online classes, maintaining a connection with your remote students has never been more important. Finding effective ways to communicate with your students, especially those with limited access to technology, will not only help keep them engaged in their learning but can also convey emotional support and compassion. In the second webinar in Achieving the Dream ‘s Online Teaching & Learning through Disruption series we will address how to effectively communicate with your students, even when access may be challenging. This session will also cover how to create engaging learning experiences that allow your students to both collaborate with peers and work independently at a distance.

Presenters: Susan Adams, Instructional Designer at ATD; Richard Sebastian, Director of Open & Digital Learning at ATD; and Karen Stout, President and CEO of ATD; Jon Iuzzini, Director of Teaching & Learning at ATD; Francesca Carpenter, Director of Equity Initiatives at ATD

Online Teaching & Learning Through Disruption Webinar Series

A series of ATD webinars focused on supporting faculty, staff, and students during the current unprecedented closure of community college campuses across the United States. During each of these weekly sessions, we hope to accomplish three goals:
  1. Provide you with the strategies, tools, and knowledge you need to adjust to the educational and social disruptions on your campus caused by the COVID-19 pandemic
  2. Help connect you with peers, communities of practice, and other valuable external resources
  3. Hear from you about your immediate needs to help ATD’s Teaching and Learning team develop just-in-time resources and services that help you address these needs

Recommended citation:

Sebastian, R., Stout, K., Adams, S., Iuzzini, J., Carpenter, F. (2020, April 1) Webinar on Online Teaching & Learning Through Disruption: Communication & Engagement Strategies at a Distance [Video] Achieving the Dream. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OXRol2DtA6I&t=5s

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