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Creating A Positive Online Classroom Environment

Tuesday, May 19, 2020
3:30pm – 4:45pm


Join us for an hour of your day to connect with your colleagues. These sessions serve as a springboard for discussions around a topic related to teaching and learning but really give you the chance to share the success and challenges you are facing in our new teaching reality. Each session has a topical theme but are shaped by the participants’ discussion, needs, and interests.

The thematic focus for this particular session is…

Creating a Positive Online Classroom Environment

As educators, it is important to create a supportive, positive, and welcoming learning environment where students can thrive. We will consider ways to achieve this in our classes that have been abruptly moved online. How can we maintain positivity when faced with uncertainty and new challenges? How can we be welcoming, connected, and caring across distance and time? How might we help students stay motivated and engaged?

Objectives: Participants will leave the session having heard and discussed ideas for creating a positive learning environment in their online classes.

We will discuss topics such as:

• Maintaining a welcoming, caring, and connected atmosphere • Communicating expectations • Strategies to keep students motivated and actively engaged • Celebrating success and failure (really!) • Humor

Tuesday, 5/19, 3:30-4:45 Register at -


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