Student Engagement Tools & Insights to Activate the Classroom

Friday, March 6 8:00 am–8:50 am
TCC - Tahoma 1

In education, student engagement refers to the degree of attention, curiosity, interest, optimism, and passion that students show when they are learning or being taught, which extends to the level of motivation they have to learn and progress in their education. Finding ways to engage students in the classroom is a constant challenge. This panel of experts will share insights on a variety of student engagement tools and is intended to focus on ways to make learning purposeful for students while providing them with an opportunity to build 21st century skills needed to be successful. Participants will learn how technology can be used to enhance instruction, making learning activities appealing to students and help create a lifelong love of learning. This session will also provide participants with effective methods for increasing student engagement, teacher productivity, and facilitating immediate assessment with faster, more effective feedback.

Type: Panel, Featured Speaker
Focus Area: Emerging Trends, Microsoft, Online/Blended Learning, Professional Development, Teacher Librarian, Other
Skill Level: All levels

Presented by

Scott Bricker Scott Bricker, Scott Bricker EDU / NCCE

Scott is the Director of Educational Technology at Santa Margarita Catholic High School and is charged with leading the schools Ed Tech Program for its 1700 Students and 115 Teachers. SMCHS is a proud Microsoft Showcase School and Scott is enjoying his 6th year as a Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert (MIEE), connections which have both been instrumental in fostering Scott’s passion for growing and inspiring the appropriate use of technology in the classroom. An experienced presenter and public speaker, Scott loves presenting ideas to audiences everywhere and motivating attendees to focus on identifying the “WHY” behind everything they do.

Jenna Dawson Jenna Dawson, Hillsborough County Public Schools

Jenna Dawson is a dedicated and innovative District Technology Integration Specialist in Tampa, Florida. Her driving mission each day is to develop teacher's ability to create engaging and dynamic lessons that transform learning for students. Through her creation of an award-winning reading outreach program, called “Community Reads!”, technology stepped outside of the four walls of the classroom to make a lasting impact on student achievement. She is passionate about how technology can make learning personalized for each student and enrich their learning experiences.