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How to Engage the Unmotivated Learner, 09/15/2022, On Demand More info »
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How to Engage the Unmotivated Learner

Total Credits: 0.1 CEUs

Dr. Vanessa Zamzow |  Mrs. Somer Stuhlsatz
1 hour
Audio and Video



This webinar provides individuals with a wide range of strategies and techniques to help promote student engagement in the classroom and online. Strategies include ideas for relationship-building, personalization of learning, content connections, and technology integration. Presenters share personal experiences and success stories from their combined 35+ years of teaching at-risk, low-performing, and unmotivated students at the K-12 and collegiate levels. Individuals leave the webinar with multiple tools to add to their student-engagement toolkit that can immediately be applied in the classroom. This session is applicable to teachers and instructors at all levels and of all content areas.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. List and describe at least two technology tools that can be implemented into the classroom to help promote engagement.
  2. Identify the importance of building relationships with students and creating a high-trust, low-stress environment.
  3. Name and use multiple strategies that promote student engagement and can be implemented immediately in a course.

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. Vanessa Zamzow's Profile

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Metropolitan Community College (KC)

Dr. Vanessa Zamzow is an adjunct professor at Metropolitan Community College and Park University in Kansas City, Missouri, as well as a high school mathematics instructor. This is her 16th year in education. Dr. Zamzow began her career teaching at the elementary level and then went on to teach high school and at the college level. In addition to teaching, she has served as an administrator at the secondary level. Dr. Zamzow has extensive experience providing professional development and training in the areas of educational technology, effective instruction, and student engagement. She has presented at numerous local, state, and national conferences and was honored in 2014 as the recipient of her district’s Teacher of the Year Award. In the fall of 2017, Dr. Zamzow was selected as the KPRS Greater Kansas City Favorite Teacher recipient and in the spring of 2020, she published the NISOD Innovation Abstracts “Equity in Distance Learning,” and was also a NISOD Excellence Award recipient.

Mrs. Somer Stuhlsatz's Profile

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Mrs. Somer Stuhlsatz has been teaching for 23 years and has experience teaching at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels. She is currently a math instructor and education consultant. Mrs. Stuhlsatz has led professional development sessions in the area of student engagement at the local, state, and national level and has been awarded her district’s Star Teaching Award. Mrs. Stuhlsatz has experience teaching and leading future educators and also working with the AVID program where she assists in closing the opportunity gap by preparing all students for college and career readiness and success in a global society.