Engaging the 21st Century Learner

 Online Course:

Classroom Strategies to Increase Engagement and Rigor

4 Continuing Education Credit Hours

Motivating students is one of the major challenges teachers face on a daily basis.

After several months of remote learning combined with the competing demands of screen time and technology, our students are struggling to stay connected to their learning and our teachers feel frustrated with their lack of focus and engagement. 

A Gallup survey shows that less than half of our students feel engaged in school.

We can help students feel the drive and motivation to engage, learn, work effectively, and achieve their potential at school, but we have to do things a bit differently. Learning simple techniques to increase their interest and enjoyment of school makes a big difference. 

Learn about this course.

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Work through the
course at your own pace.


Gain classroom and school strategies that get results.


Receive everything you need to execute and implement effectively.

Teachers play a critical role in the motivation and engagement of their students.

Student engagement and motivation: Impact on learning and behavior

Everyone feels frustrated right now, but understanding how to re-engage students requires first understanding the definition of student engagement, the benefits, and the different types of engagement.

Provides teachers with practical help using digital tools.

We will teach you a myriad of available digital tools to transform time-tested models of teaching in order to make 21st century learning more efficient, effective, and engaging. 

Design effective instruction that addresses students' needs.

You will learn how to successfully address the individual and shared learning needs of the diverse population of students in today’s dynamic, fast-paced, technology-driven, global society.

Learn easy strategies to increase engagement.

Implement strategies such as collaboration, participation techniques, high-level questioning, and inquiry-based instruction in your classes and watch students come alive.

In this online course, you and your staff will learn:

Structured methods for how to engage and motivate

We'll cover the methods used to implement student-centered instruction to promote student ownership of learning. 

Strategies and techniques

We'll show you how to use simple strategies and techniques you can employ to make student engagement sustainable and simple.

How to implement and maximize the provided Engagement resources

We'll guide you through our Engagement  resources and give you practical ways to implement the provided lessons, activities, and tools in your instruction.

Here's what's included in this online course:

Modeled Strategies

Engage with a variety of instructional strategies to increase rigor in the classroom.  

Digital Resource Bundle

Get access to digital tools, multi-modal resources, videos, and activities so you have everything at your fingertips.

Professional Development Credit

Meet your PD requirements while learning to utilize engagement strategies to promote success.

9 Months of Access

Go at your own pace and return to this course at your convenience. 

Engaging the 21st Century Learner Course Schedule

Module 1:

Relevant Research for the Interactive Classroom

Module 2:

Engagement in the Interactive Classroom

Module 3:

The Power of Student Voice and Choice

Module 4:

Redefining Rigor

Module 5:

Evaluation and Feedback in the Interactive Classroom

Module 6:

45 Minutes in the Interactive Classroom

Module 7:

Experience the Interactive Classroom

Module 8:

Evaluation & Certificate

Module 1

Relevant Research for the Interactive Classroom

Module 3

The Power of Student Voice and Choice

Module 5

Evaluation and Feedback in the Interactive Classroom

Module 7

Experience the Interactive Classroom

Module 2

Engagement in the Interactive Classroom

Module 4

Redefining Rigor

Module 6

45 Minutes in the Interactive Classroom

Module 8

Evaluation & Certificate

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Package 1


- up to 9 Participants


Package 2

Groups of

10 - 25 Participants


Package 3


Groups of

26 - 50 Participants


Groups of 51+

Click here to Send An Email About This Course to your principal or curriculum director.

 Students today are experts at filtering, organizing and connecting information.

But they are struggling to connect to the content.

Students who are motivated by and engaged in learning tend to perform considerably higher academically and are better behaved than unmotivated and un-engaged peers

In this workshop, we give you the tools, tricks, resources, and strategies to help you connect the content to your students in real and meaningful ways. 

Meet your course instructor:


 Dr. Emma Gibbs

Dr. Emma Gibbs is a professional development trainer as well as a classroom teacher who uses Trauma-Informed Practices to meet the needs of her students.

Dr. Gibbs has helped teachers and schools throughout the country learn about how to integrate and create Trauma-Informed cultures that place students' physical, mental, and emotional well-being at the forefront. 

She works hard to support teachers so they can create optimal learning environments for their students. 

Trusted by top organizations, schools, and businesses:

Our Engaging the 21st Century Learner Course is for:

  • Elementary Teachers
  • Secondary Teachers
  • Specialists
  • Administrators
  • Counselors
  • Special Education Teachers
  • Coaches
  • Curriculum Coordinators

Imagine the impact in learning our students could make when they become actively engaged.

Let’s infuse our classrooms with the research and immersed in classroom environments where engagement is the norm. 

Frequently Asked Questions

When does an online course occur?

Online workshops are pre-recorded and ready when you are. Take your time or take it in all at once, you choose!

What is included with an online course?

You will receive live, pre-recorded professional development training that is high-impact and interactive. 

Additionally, you get access to the Digital Resource Bundle, which includes everything you need to launch this topic with your students and in your schools. Think mini-lessons, activities, videos, collaboration articles, and all necessary resources.  Lastly, you will get a downloadable handout to guide you through the training.

How long is my access to an online course?

Online course access continues for 180 days from the date you activate your course.

How are schools utilizing the online courses?

Most of our online course participants gain access through a school site license. Schools utilize this training in a variety of ways. Some allow self-paced PD while others utilize them during whole-staff meetings or PLCs.  Schools like the bite-sized chunks to create understanding and a shared vision.

How do I register and pay?

Individual educators may register online with a credit card or submit a downloadable registration form with a purchase order.

Groups of two or more should email the downloadable registration form to [email protected].

Can I use a purchase order?

We accept purchase orders; however, the order must be emailed to [email protected].

What is the pricing for an online course?

We have several course structures and pricing options for our online courses. The price is dependent on the number of participants. Click here for pricing options.

We can assist you in creating a blended professional learning experience facilitated by a Strobel Education consultant (additional fees may apply). For more information, contact us by phone at 812-719-4998 or by email at [email protected].

Can I purchase a site license?

Site licenses are available for schools and districts at a significantly discounted rate—Email [email protected] with questions.

After I purchase an online course, what happens next?

You will receive emails, including an order confirmation, followed by a product activation email.

This second email will walk you through creating your Online Course account. If you do not receive the emails, please check your SPAM/junk folder.

For additional help with order confirmations, contact us by phone at 812-719-998 or by email at [email protected].

How quickly can I begin the online course?

When paying with a credit card, you can access any online course immediately. If you pay with a purchase order, your access can begin in one business day.

Will I receive a Certificate of Completion?

After completing each course and the relevant feedback forms are submitted, a certificate of completion will be sent to you. You will need to check with your local authority to ensure the certificate is allowed.

Am I allowed to share my online course with others?

Sharing your log-in credentials or the on-demand course is not allowed. However, schools may purchase a site license to allow every teacher to have their own personal registration.

Do I need any special technology or equipment to participate?

No. All online courses can be accessed on any Internet-enabled device. However, we recommend that you use the most recent version of your preferred browser.

Do you have a satisfaction guarantee?

Every online course comes with a 100% money-back guarantee. If you aren’t satisfied, contact us within the first fifteen days of your purchase. After that, your money will be refunded immediately. Just email [email protected]

Customized Live Coaching Sessions

Add coaching sessions to this online course.  

Schools love these because we can virtually coach teacher teams as they go through the on-demand course so we can support their teachers in their new learning, answer questions, and work towards full implementation.