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The first day of class sets the tone for the rest of the course. Creating an engaging session, encouraging community, and beginning to build positive relationships are all key factors in pulling off a successful first day for your incoming students. A good start is key to a successful semester! The first day usually includes taking care of administrative details, meeting the students, and introducing the subject. This might sound like boring, mandatory housekeeping, but it is a prime opportunity to be creative and capture students at their freshest.
This webinar will present strategies for engaging students and creating a positive learning environment that fosters student success throughout the course. Participants will receive a resource guide with several activities that they can use the first day of class and a checklist for creating a complete syllabus. The presenter will include strategies for both face-to-face and online courses.
By the end of this session, participants will be able to:
“The first day of class is important because it sets the tone for the rest of the course.”
Debra Runshe is an Educational Technologist at Purdue University. She assists faculty in addressing complex teaching and learning issues relating to teaching methods, assessment, and the use of instructional technology. Her dedication to quality teaching has led to her involvement in many national endeavors. As a member of the Carnegie Foundation’s CASTL Program: Scholarly Inquiry about Active Pedagogies cluster group, she explored active learning pedagogies in universities across the nation. She has been involved in several grant projects funded by: Fund for the Improvement of Post Secondary Education (FIPSE), National Science Foundation (NSF), and Department of Education (DOE) focused on a variety of pedagogical and instructional technology topics.
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