The past two years of virtual learning have revealed the tremendous impact that COVID-19 has had on our education system. Students dealt with many challenges which caused them to view their education as a secondary step to having a successful life. As a result, they began to distance themselves from interacting with their learning environment and classroom routines.

Join Reba Gordon Matthews as she shares strategies to help rebuild student engagement by utilizing some of the most effective teaching and learning techniques from both virtual and in-person learning.

You will also discover how to develop stronger teacher-student connections, raise the level of technology in the learning space, and communicate with parents in a way that will increase the number of responses.

Presented by Reba Gordon Matthews

Reba Gordon Matthews is an Educational Consultant with Houghton-Mifflin-Harcourt and a a Freelance Coach and Instructional Designer creating eLearning and learner experience courses.


  • Discuss specific teaching and learning techniques to help rebuild student engagement.
  • Explain how to develop and maintain stronger teacher-student connections.
  • Discover ways to raise the level of technology in the learning space.
  • Identify methods of parent communication that will increase the number of responses.

Special Technology Instructions


Participants will join a collaborative backchannel chat and discuss techniques for rebuilding student engagement to demonstrate their understanding of the session objectives and reflect on their learning.


By completing/passing this course, you will attain the certificate SimpleK12 Certificate of Completion

Learning Credits

CEU 0.50


Viewed a 30 Min On-Demand Course

25 points
On course completion