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The Great Student Engagement Debate: Do Students Need Greater Guidance or Grit?

Educators discuss their experiences and explore solutions on how to improve student engagement.

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Student engagement and attendance have decreased significantly post-pandemic. But what's driving this absence and apathy? Is a tide of over-support washing away student initiative, or is a crisis of confidence undermining their academic achievement? A panel of educators discusses their own experiences and explores solutions on how to improve student engagement. Viewers will leave the session with ideas and strategies to implement in their lab and lecture.

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Student engagement and attendance have decreased significantly post-pandemic. But what's driving this absence and apathy? Is a tide of over-support washing away student initiative, or is a crisis of confidence undermining their academic achievement? A panel of educators discusses their own experiences and explores solutions on how to improve student engagement. Viewers will leave the session with ideas and strategies to implement in their lab and lecture.

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Student engagement and attendance

Labster customer stories

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Kayla Gulizia

Sr. Customer Success Manager

Labster

Kayla Gulizia has been a key member of the Labster team for six years (about half of the company’s existence). She has helped scale Labster’s impact from reaching thousands of students to reaching millions of students with access to virtual labs. In her current role as Labster's Senior Account Manager, Kayla’s focus is on creating meaningful virtual STEM experiences for students by deepening partnerships with educators. She spends her time with educators who have decided to adopt Labster, co-creating new ways they can teach with virtual labs and leverage the Labster science learning platform across their institutions.

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Marc Behrendt, PhD
Associate Professor of Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Florida Ecology, and Medical Terminology
Webber International University

Dr. Marc Behrendt’s expertise is experiential learning. Marc has taught Pre-Nursing Anatomy laboratory, as well as high school Anatomy and Science, trying to include as much direct experience as possible. His research has examined student learning through hands-on experience and Labster currently provides all his lab experiences for his Microbiology course.

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Adam Hrincevich, PhD
Instructor
Logan University

Dr. Adam Hrincevich’s teaching philosophy has evolved over his 25+ years of helping students learn biological concepts. Adam has taught in the formal classroom setting with very large class sizes (~750 per semester), one-on-one in a tutorial setting, and in an online learning environment as part of a virtual classroom. While every person has the ability to present material to students, only those who have a true passion for teaching can effectively convey new concepts and theories. In a profession that has the potential to affect so many individuals, Dr. Hrincevich has taken his passion for the educational process and passed it on to students in hope of stimulating a lifetime of learning.

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Lucia Santacruz, PhD
Professor of Biology
Bowie State University

Dr. Santacruz’s interests and expertise lie in cellular physiology, specifically in the mechanism mediating transport across membranes and in energy metabolism. Dr. Santacruz completed her BSc degree in Microbiology at Universidad de los Andes, in Bogota, Colombia (South America), followed by a PhD in Physiology at UCLA School of Medicine. She pursued postdoctoral fellowships at the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at UCLA, and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Prior to joining the Natural Sciences Department at Bowie State University, Dr. Santacruz was on the faculty at the Surgery Department at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, and in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas, Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Among other efforts, Dr. Santacruz has been instrumental in establishing the Bioinformatics Program at Bowie State University and serves as the Bioinformatics Coordinator. Dr. Santacruz is passionate about STEM and biomedical education and mentoring young scientists.

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The Great Student Engagement Debate: Do Students Need Greater Guidance or Grit?

May 29, 2024 5:00 PM
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The Great Student Engagement Debate: Do Students Need Greater Guidance or Grit?

May 29, 2024 5:00 PM
ET
Educators discuss their experiences and explore solutions on how to improve student engagement.

Student engagement and attendance have decreased significantly post-pandemic. But what's driving this absence and apathy? Is a tide of over-support washing away student initiative, or is a crisis of confidence undermining their academic achievement? A panel of educators discusses their own experiences and explores solutions on how to improve student engagement. Viewers will leave the session with ideas and strategies to implement in their lab and lecture.

Presenter(s)

Kayla Gulizia

Sr. Customer Success Manager

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Labster

Kayla Gulizia has been a key member of the Labster team for six years (about half of the company’s existence). She has helped scale Labster’s impact from reaching thousands of students to reaching millions of students with access to virtual labs. In her current role as Labster's Senior Account Manager, Kayla’s focus is on creating meaningful virtual STEM experiences for students by deepening partnerships with educators. She spends her time with educators who have decided to adopt Labster, co-creating new ways they can teach with virtual labs and leverage the Labster science learning platform across their institutions.

Kayla Gulizia has been a key member of the Labster team for six years (about half of the company’s existence). She has helped scale Labster’s impact from reaching thousands of students to reaching millions of students with access to virtual labs. In her current role as Labster's Senior Account Manager, Kayla’s focus is on creating meaningful virtual STEM experiences for students by deepening partnerships with educators. She spends her time with educators who have decided to adopt Labster, co-creating new ways they can teach with virtual labs and leverage the Labster science learning platform across their institutions.
Marc Behrendt, PhD

Associate Professor of Anatomy & Physiology, Microbiology, Florida Ecology, and Medical Terminology

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Webber International University

Dr. Marc Behrendt’s expertise is experiential learning. Marc has taught Pre-Nursing Anatomy laboratory, as well as high school Anatomy and Science, trying to include as much direct experience as possible. His research has examined student learning through hands-on experience and Labster currently provides all his lab experiences for his Microbiology course.

Dr. Marc Behrendt’s expertise is experiential learning. Marc has taught Pre-Nursing Anatomy laboratory, as well as high school Anatomy and Science, trying to include as much direct experience as possible. His research has examined student learning through hands-on experience and Labster currently provides all his lab experiences for his Microbiology course.
Adam Hrincevich, PhD

Instructor

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Logan University

Dr. Adam Hrincevich’s teaching philosophy has evolved over his 25+ years of helping students learn biological concepts. Adam has taught in the formal classroom setting with very large class sizes (~750 per semester), one-on-one in a tutorial setting, and in an online learning environment as part of a virtual classroom. While every person has the ability to present material to students, only those who have a true passion for teaching can effectively convey new concepts and theories. In a profession that has the potential to affect so many individuals, Dr. Hrincevich has taken his passion for the educational process and passed it on to students in hope of stimulating a lifetime of learning.

Dr. Adam Hrincevich’s teaching philosophy has evolved over his 25+ years of helping students learn biological concepts. Adam has taught in the formal classroom setting with very large class sizes (~750 per semester), one-on-one in a tutorial setting, and in an online learning environment as part of a virtual classroom. While every person has the ability to present material to students, only those who have a true passion for teaching can effectively convey new concepts and theories. In a profession that has the potential to affect so many individuals, Dr. Hrincevich has taken his passion for the educational process and passed it on to students in hope of stimulating a lifetime of learning.
Lucia Santacruz, PhD

Professor of Biology

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Bowie State University

Dr. Santacruz’s interests and expertise lie in cellular physiology, specifically in the mechanism mediating transport across membranes and in energy metabolism. Dr. Santacruz completed her BSc degree in Microbiology at Universidad de los Andes, in Bogota, Colombia (South America), followed by a PhD in Physiology at UCLA School of Medicine. She pursued postdoctoral fellowships at the Cardiovascular Research Laboratory at UCLA, and Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, TX. Prior to joining the Natural Sciences Department at Bowie State University, Dr. Santacruz was on the faculty at the Surgery Department at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, NC, and in the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Texas, Medical Branch in Galveston, TX. Among other efforts, Dr. Santacruz has been instrumental in establishing the Bioinformatics Program at Bowie State University and serves as the Bioinformatics Coordinator. Dr. Santacruz is passionate about STEM and biomedical education and mentoring young scientists.

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