Engagement and Rigor 

Virtual & Interactive Workshop

Students thrive when given the opportunity to actively engage in their learning. 



November 2, 9, 16 • 6:00 - 7:30PM CST

Why Increased Engagement & Rigor?

The students in your classroom are 21st-century learners who multitask, engage best with multimodal sources of information, and thrive in an interactive learning environment. You strive to provide instruction that engages their minds and supports learning. 

During this workshop, you will gain the knowledge and tools to implement instruction that engages, challenges, and inspires your students. You will explore classroom strategies that are research-based and teacher-tested.  You will leave this workshop fully prepared to implement strategies such as collaboration, participation techniques, high-level questioning, and inquiry-based instruction in your classes!

 3-Part Virtual Workshop Series

DAY 1 - November 2, 2021 - 6:00-7:30PM CST

Explore the research around instruction and classroom management.

  • Explore relevant and current educational research that supports engagement in the classroom.
  • Learn about the brains and learning styles of 21st Century Learners.
  • Explore educational theory to inform best practices for planning classroom instruction and creating an interactive classroom. 

DAY 2 - November 9, 2021 - 6:00-7:30PM CST

Learn specific teaching strategies for increasing engagement.

  • Explore relevant research that supports the correlation between increased student engagement and increased student mastery of content.
  • Discover research-based and teacher-tested classroom strategies for increasing engagement during instruction. 
  • Learn methods to implement student-centered instruction to promote student ownership of learning. 

DAY 3 - November 16, 2021 - 6:00-7:30PM CST

Apply rigor to your lessons to increase student achievement!

  • Explore educational theory that informs levels of rigor in instruction. 
  • Explore inquiry-based and project-based instruction formats across content areas. 
  • Engage with a variety of instructional strategies to increase rigor in the classroom.  

Student engagement in the classroom is more than simply grabbing and keeping their attention during class. Research supports a direct correlation between increased student engagement and increased student achievement. When our students are engaged in instruction, they are invested in the content, the practice, and the learning outcome. Engaging students provides students with an active role in the learning process.

The passive model of instruction centered around lecture and silence not taking dismisses the creativity, curiosity, and passion of our students. Teachers can work collaboratively with students in the classroom. When our students take an active role in their learning, they take ownership of their learning. Our students deserve instruction that is student-centered and provides opportunities for exploration of their passions and interests. 

Who Should Attend?

  • K-12 Teachers
  • K-12 Administrators
  • Coaches
  • Special Education Teachers, ELL
  •  Gifted & Talented
  • Curriculum Coordinators

Administrators Attend FREE!

With paid registration of at least one staff member, ONE administrator (building principal, assistant principal, curriculum director, or superintendent) may attend this virtual workshop at no charge.

(Registration is still required and substitutions are not permitted.)

Workshop Schedule

Day 1

November 2, 2021 

6:00-7:30PM CST

Day 2

November 9, 2021 

6:00-7:30PM CST

Day 3

November 16, 2021 

6:00-7:30PM CST

Workshop Pricing

Pricing includes 3 sessions on November 3, 10, 17 from 6:00-7:30PM CST.

1-9 Participants


Per Person

10+ Participants


Per Person

25+ Participants


Per Person

50+ Participants

Custom Quote

Per Person

This Workshop Series Includes

  • 5 hours of course material & video content
  • 5 professional development credits
  • Access for 9 months
  • Digital Resource Bundle that includes all the good stuff.
  • Digital or Printable Handout
  • Live chat support from Dr. Emma Gibbs
  • Explore relevant research about the 21st-century learner
  • Engage with educational theory for best practices for classroom instruction
  • Learn strategies to implement engagement and rigorous instruction
  • Review a variety of classroom-based examples of instructional strategies
  • Learn to implement inquiry-based instruction
  • Develop a student-centered and interactive classroom

Why You Should Attend

Reason 1: Classroom instruction needs to be interactive and student-centered.

Engaging classroom instruction is a best practice that is informed by the knowledge of students and provides opportunities for student interaction with content. 

Reason 2: Every students deserves high academic expectations.

When teachers implement rigorous instruction in the classroom, teachers promote student academic achievement and student self-efficacy.

Reason 3: Students need an active role in instruction.

Dr. Emma Gibbs will demonstrate how students can be active participants in the learning process in order to take ownership of their own learning and academic successes. 

Dr. Emma Gibbs

Meet Your Instructor

Emma has helped teachers throughout the country create high-impact lessons that include meaning and interaction. Being a teacher herself, she practices this on a weekly basis with her own students. 

She understands how hard it can be for teachers to learn how to incorporate engagement in today's challenging world of teaching, but she also knows how to simplify it for you. 

Dr. Gibbs did a great job of giving us real-life strategies to increase student engagement. It was nice to hear from someone who is actually in the classroom. 

Robert Eubanks

Special Education Teacher, Hancock County Schools

Emma was great! Relatable, intelligent, informed, and captivating. Always ready to answer questions and discuss. I left with so many great tools to use in my classroom!

Penny Hobbs

Teacher, Custer Elementary

Dr. Gibbs provided a wealth of experience and research that supported proper engagement and rigor.

Kim Marshall

Middle School Teacher, Chesterton Schools

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I earn Professional Growth Points?

You will receive a certificate of attendance two weeks following the event. If you did not receive your certificate, please contact [email protected]

Do I have to attend live?

While it's great to attend live to get any questions you may have answered, you will have access to the training for 9 months. 

How do I substitute another attendee for a registration I have already confirmed? 

Send your substitution request to [email protected], at least 5 days prior to the event. Please include the name of the individual currently registered, the event, and your substitute's name and email address.

How do I register more than one individual at a time?

You can register more than one individual here. 


How do I cancel my registration?

All sales for the virtual events are final. If Strobel Education reschedules a live event, customer’s event registrations will automatically apply to the rescheduled event. If Strobel Education changes a live event to a virtual event, customer’s event registrations will automatically apply to the virtual event. If Strobel Education cancels a live or virtual event, customer’s event registrations will be converted to Portable Event Package.

Can I share access with my colleagues?

Your purchase of this workshop is for one registration. Sharing your personalized link to watch the workshop is not allowed. However, we offer group discounts. Email us [email protected] at to get the details.

How do I bring a Strobel Education consultant to my school or district?

Start the conversation by emailing [email protected]. We're always happy to discuss your needs!

Have a question?

Send Kim an email so she can answer any questions you may have about the Strobel Education Virtual Workshops.

Need help implementing Engagement & Rigor Campus/District-Wide?

Strobel Education offers the full spectrum of support services for helping teacher create highly engaging and rigorous lessons.  From online professional learning courses to virtual trainings to multiyear implementation support.

Contact us to request a free consultation with Kim Strobel to discuss your school or district's specific needs.