The diversity of students today requires individualized approaches to communication. Using examples from their own classes, the facilitators help others understand and communicate better with their students. The challenges that have occurred in the past and strategies available to overcome them are discussed. Each strategy has its own inherent strengths and potential weaknesses.
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).
Samra Culum teaches in the education department at the College of Southern Idaho. She’s worked in the field of education since 2009 and is actively involved in her local community. Originally from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Culum studied education and history at the College of Southern Idaho and Idaho State University. Her graduate studies are in organizational leadership, and she recently attained her doctoral degree from Idaho State University. Her research is in the educational mobility of highly skilled refugees. She is married to her husband, Brandon, who is a wildland firefighter. They spend much of their time enjoying the great recreational opportunities Idaho has to offer.
Bethany White is a learner and teacher, working in support of teachers and learners! She graduated from the University of Georgia's M.Ed. program in instructional technology and Brigham Young University's history education program. As a learning designer, she loves being able to team up with faculty to improve student outcomes at the College of Southern Idaho. Bethany champions student-centered and outcome-focused course design, guides media and technologies, collaborates with faculty for professional development, and tries to never stop learning. She is also a mom chasing kids, dogs, and cows on her small rural acreage and plans a trip to her happy place, Idaho's Sawtooth Mountains, whenever she gets the chance.
Scott Rogers is a professor at the College of Southern Idaho (CSI) in the liberal arts department. He has been a full-time professor for 13 years. Before that he was the director of recreation at the college for six years. He also ran the CSI Challenge Course, the largest ropes course on a college campus in the world. He works to provide team building and experiential education to students, businesses, and other groups/organizations. He helped to pioneer hybrid courses using Zoom and Canvas before the pandemic, and has helped train other professors and teachers to create interactive and engaging lessons for fully online and hybrid courses. Teaching wasn't his first career path, but it has come to be his passion. He has been married for 20 years to his wife, who is also an educator, and they have four amazing children.