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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
Original Program Date:
Sep 15, 2022
Product Type:
On Demand


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).


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Metropolitan Community College (KC)

Dr. Vanessa Zamzow is a high school mathematics instructor and adjunct professor at Metropolitan Community College and Park University in Kansas City, Missouri. 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 also 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.

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Mrs. Somer Stuhlsatz has been teaching for 21 years and has experience teaching at the elementary, middle school, and high school levels and currently teaches math at the secondary level. Mrs. Stuhlsatz has led professional development sessions in the area of student engagement at the local and state level and has been awarded her district’s Star Teaching Award. Living in Parkville, Missouri since 2001, she loves spending time outside with her husband and two boys and equally enjoys their time watching movies as a family. Somer is currently trying to come to terms with the fact that her oldest son will soon be graduating and leaving to pursue his own dreams in either biology or music education. Her youngest will be starting high school next year and she is looking forward to being in the same school as him for the next four years.