This webinar provides tools and techniques for communicating with students in digital environments. The presenters explore how to understand your students’ communication needs, the use of messages to facilitate supportive contact, essential communication tools, and how to make a distance relationship successful. The importance of tone and verbiage in emails; using real time communication aids (Zoom, FaceTime, etc.); communicating in a timely fashion; accuracy in instructional messages; respecting the student’s individuality; and using multiple communication tools to interact with students and present material are also considered. The focus of the webinar is on helping instructors facilitate meaningful connections with students using both verbal and written communication.
Learners will have the option to earn a certificate of attendance or a certificate with CEUs upon completion of the webinar. To earn a certificate with CEUs, the learner must successfully pass the learning assessment with a score of 80% or higher. All learners must complete the webinar evaluation to earn credentials.
The duration of this webinar is one hour, which equates to 0.1 Continuing Education Unit (CEU).
Dr. Karen (Kary) Ledbetter is the dean for curriculum for William Howard Taft University and teaches in business and education graduate programs. She has master's degrees in education, information science, and business administration, doctorate’s degrees in educational leadership and business, and has elementary and secondary teaching credentials. Kary has worked with distance education programs since the mid-1970s as both an instructor and curriculum development specialist for college, high school, and elementary programs. Her goal is to provide quality educational support to her students and help others work effectively in distance environments.
Susan Tummers Stocum is a math professor at El Camino College in Torrance, CA. Prior to that she taught high school math for ten years. She has a master’s degree in math and has been teaching math for 21 years at the community college level. Susan also has a doctorate’s degree in educational leadership. She found her passion in preparing future teachers while working as a project manager for a large National Science Foundation grant that focused on teacher preparation and serving as a department chair at two different high schools. Her course load at the community college includes preparing future K-12 teachers and serving as the committee chair for the Math for Teachers program at the college.