Virtual Classroom Engagement: Lessons Learned from Online Summer Camp

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Please join us for this FREE workshop on Zoom to learn about tips and tricks used to keep our students engaged and learning on a virtual platform at UAB's ArtPlay* K-12 summer camps. The session will include ideas and examples of student engagement, classroom management, and general tips and tricks that are applicable across disciplines and useful when teaching K-12 on any virtual platform.

Teachers will learn how to: 
> Set up a workspace in advance; 
> Create a timeline for each day, even if you do not always stick to it, and add more breaks; 
> Set ground rules for using technology correctly and respectfully; 
> Address fears and worries and get to know students; 
> Lead students through activities and make sure they are responding to instruction;
> Use dual screens so students can see you and your work;
> Brainstorm ideas for engagement; for camps, these included low-stakes activities such as theme days, pet sharing time, decorate your workspace, bingo cards and “closet cosplay,” for which students created a costume at home; and
> Use movement when possible.

Presentations will be followed by Q&A and participant engagement opportunity.

Zoom information available upon registering.

*ArtPlay is UAB's campus and community engagement program. ArtPlay provides lifelong learning through the arts to all ages, skill levels, incomes, and geographical areas through free and fee-based classes, events, performances and exhibitions.

Tuesday, September 8 at 4:00pm to 5:15pm

Virtual Event
Event Type

Training & Development, Workshop/Educational


Career & Professional Development, Diversity & Inclusion, Social & Entertainment

Target Audience

Faculty & Staff, General Public



Free (registration required)

UAB Visual and Performing Arts


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