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Education Conference and Getting Connected!

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This past weekend I was blessed to be able to share at the Education Conference 2013 held at William Jessup University. There were about 24 speakers plus the keynote, Kelly Graham. I spoke on “Engaging Students in the 21st Century” and as I prepared for the conference my thought was…yikes! What a big topic! I wondered why I hadn’t narrowed it down more or focused on one or two things. But, the reflection time gave me great opportunity for researching student engagement. I found that students are engaged when there is novelty, when something is measured and reported, real-world issues are applied, or there are procedures in place! Overall, we know that students must be engaged before they can apply higher order thinking skills. If they are not engaged, they will find something else to do!

I shared digital and non-digital ways to engage learners:

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