Date: September 10, 2020
Time: 4:00 pm EST
Length: 90 minutes

Webinar: Engaging and Empowering Students in a Socially Distanced or Virtual ClassroomWhen students experience meaningful and engaging learning, their desire to attend and participate in either remote or in-person learning increases. The challenge for educators is to design learning so all students find meaning and purpose related to their interests, strengths, and developmental and cultural needs. This year, the measures taken to keep everyone safe from COVID-19 have compounded that challenge. In this webinar, K-8 educators have an opportunity to explore practices for engaging academics in light of the adjustments these measures require.

Key takeaways:

  • Explore the key characteristics of engaging academics in the Responsive Classroom approach through the lens of schools’ COVID-19 safety plans
  • Identify practices for developmental and cultural relevancy in order to engage all students
  • Connect with other educators and Responsive Classroom experts to discuss barriers to, and potential solutions for, engaging students in meaningful learning
Meet the Presenter

Margie DorshorstMargie Dorshorst

Margie has an extensive education career spanning 33 years, and has served as an elementary principal, speech-language pathologist, Able Learner teacher, and staff development facilitator in Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Through her various roles, she has helped create systems that empower teachers and schools to design and implement innovative practices, and she is committed to supporting teachers and schools with the tools and systems that propel all children to academic and social success. Margie has served as a Responsive Classroom consulting teacher for Center for Responsive Schools for over 15 years.