Engaging the 21st Century Learner Workshop:

Classroom Strategies to Increase Engagement and Rigor

Full Day Workshop - June 9, 2022 - 9:00-4:00 PM CST

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. 


Full Day Workshop - June 9, 2022 - 9:00-4:00 PM CST

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 full-day virtual live workshop, 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 workshop:

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.

Live Chat Support From Dr. Emma Gibbs

Join the interactive experience and get live feedback and answers to your questions throughout the training.

7 Days of Replay Access

Can’t attend the workshop live? Watch the replay at a later time and still receive all the fabulous resources inside this workshop.

Engaging the 21st Century Learner

 Workshop Schedule

9:00-9:45 Session 1:

The Interactive Classroom

10:30-11:15 Session 3:

The Power of Student Choice

9:45-10:30 Session 2:

Tools to Engage Students

11:15-12:00 Session 4:

Building Rigor into Lessons

12:00-12:30: LUNCH BREAK

12:30-1:15 Session 5:

Project-Based Learning

2:00-2:45 Session 7:

Using Rubrics and Feedback

1:15-2:00 Session 6:

Academic Discussions

2:45-4:00 Session 8:

Reflection & Discussion

Workshop Pricing

1-9 Participants


Per Person

10+ Participants


Per Person

25+ Participants


Per Person

50+ Participants

Custom Quote

Per Person

 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 workshop instructor:

Meet Dr. Emma Gibbs

Dr. Emma Gibbs is a professional development trainer as well as a classroom teacher and travels the country sharing her wealth of knowledge and resources with educators about engaging the 21st century learner.

As a teacher who employs these strategies with her own students, she trains teachers on how to utilize these tools to make students think deeper, actively engage with their learning, and take ownership. 

Trusted by top organizations, schools, and businesses:

Our Engagement Strategies Workshop 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

Still not sure? Check out the answers to some of our most common 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 30 days.

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!

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