Engaging Distance Learning


Presenter: Lisa Van Gemert, Gifted Guru
Core Area:
Instructional Planning and Delivery 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D, 1E; Knowledge of Students and Student Learning 2A, 2C; Content Knowledge and Expertise 3A, 3B; Learning Environment 4A, 4B, 4C, 4D; Professional Practices and Responsibilities 6A, 6C
Grade Level: 
Elementary & Secondary
Hours: 1

Successfully engaging students in distance learning is all about the classroom energy! Join Lisa Van Gemert, former teacher, administrator, and Youth Ambassador for Mensa for this 1-hour course and take a deep dive into setting students up for success in the distance learning environment. Participants will explore the basics of engaging with students while distance learning, tech tools, how to create and build online communities for students, best practices for distance learning, and how to avoid some common mistakes. 

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Distance learning can be a powerful tool for every student, but keeping them engaged and on topic can be tough. Join Lisa Van Gemert, former teacher, administrator, and Youth Ambassador for Mensa and take a deep dive into setting students up for success in the distance learning environment. You’ll learn how to keep students engaged with free online tools, community building, and distance learning best practices.

In this 1-hour course you will discover:

  • The basics of distance learning engagement
  • Tech tools for distance learning
  • Best practices for distance learning
  • How to create and build community through distance learning
  • How to avoid common distance learning mistakes

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24 reviews for Engaging Distance Learning

  1. Maria – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This course lists good ways to keep students engaged and build community while distance learning.

  2. Azucena – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Thank you

  3. Claudia – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    I loved it!!

  4. Rosalinda – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  5. Rebecca – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    great course

  6. Jose – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)


  7. Edith – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Great course for new teachers to distance learning.

  8. Carolina – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    I really enjoyed this course because it has so many wonderful ideas that we can implement and make distance learning more successful and engaging for our students.

  9. Diana – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This was a very interesting course.

  10. Grelsm – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  11. Karla – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    very interesting course

  12. Maricela – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)


  13. Gabriela – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Great ideas

  14. Mariceli – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  15. Graciela – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    This video is very informative, specially the use of gadgets, puppets and prompt

  16. Maria – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Ideas were very valuable

  17. Josefina – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very good ideas

  18. Cyndi – CORPUS CHRISTI ISD (verified owner)

    This course was wonderful, and I would like to implement many ideas that were discussed.
    1. The Tech Tools were my favorite. I plan to try them out and pick some of my favorites. I did not know about most of the ones she mentioned.

    2. I love the props! I can see how these props made students excited about learning!

    3. I plan to build a stronger feeling of community. The backstories and trivia, sharing accomplishments, and inside jokes all make students feel like a part of a wonderful team.

  19. Jessica – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Very informative

  20. Nicodemus – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    The course highlighted the important ideas while doing distance learning. Very structured training.

  21. Joseph – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    Great informative course with a lot of great details!

  22. Maritza – LAREDO ISD (verified owner)

    It was insightful.

  23. Kim – EULA ISD (verified owner)

    Hopefully we are not REQUIRED to use distance learning in the future, but when we do need to use it, this course had some GREAT ideas. So great that it might be even more effective to use some of these techniques even if we are in the classroom, face to face.

  24. Sharon – East Muskingum Local Schools (verified owner)

    She had practical tips that can be used immediately.

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