How do we build community in our classrooms?
7 Strategies for Cultivating Classroom Community: A Webinar for Educators
September 29th, 1:00 pm ESTPresented by Candice Chambers “Connections over content” is a familiar phrase to educators across the country by now. When the COVID-19 pandemic forced countries to lockdown and schools to move online in the spring of 2020, educators were urged to focus on meaningful connections with students. Many educators thrived at the challenge of cultivating a supportive and engaging virtual learning environment for their students while some struggled to recreate the magic of their classroom in a virtual space. In this session we will explore tried and true strategies for cultivating classroom community in any teaching and learning environment. Join us to learn how to start your virtual or face-to-face course off on the right foot and how to develop a social, cognitive, and teaching presence that supports community-building in the classroom.
After participating in this session, learners will be able to:
Identify three types of presence in a classroom community.
Articulate the ways in which social, cognitive, and teaching presence impact the student learning experience.
Discuss strategies for cultivating a classroom community through social, teaching, and cognitive presence.
Implement one or more strategies for cultivating community in the participant’s classroom.