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Webinar Recap: Engaging Students with Research Based Strategies
ClassIn Official
2024/02/08· 1 min read

ClassIn recently welcomed author, educator, and trainer Lindy Hockenbary to present an online training session on research-based strategies to drive student engagement.  This session included two areas that research identifies as key factors to increased student engagement, strategies to implement both, and examples of how ClassIn’s technology can make these engagement techniques come to life.  



When it comes to learning, engagement is really important 


Engagement is the behavioral manifestation of motivation; engagement, motivation, and achievement all are closely linked. If students are unengaged in a lesson, there is a very low chance they’re going to master the content because learning requires active engagement.  Engagement can be broken down any number of ways; one way is Schlecty’s Levels of Engagement that plots attention and commitment; an older view is the 5 C’s of student engagement, recently updated to 8 C’s. Regardless of the framework being used, measuring and monitoring student engagement is key to student success. 


Two Components of Engagement: Belongingness & Self-Efficacy 




One way to increase student engagement is by fostering an environment of belonging; students are more likely to be academically engaged when they feel like they belong. One way to foster that sense of belonging is by developing a sense of community within the class and personal connection with the teacher; students don’t want to disappoint teachers they like. 


Watch the full webinar recording for strategies on how to develop connectedness and community.





Self-efficacy refers to expectancies: do students expect that they will be successful in completing an academic task? There are a number of strategies that increase a student’s perceived competence – things like choice, consistency, and creating ownership can all improve student outcomes. Again – check the full webinar recording for strategies! 


Using ClassIn to Drive Student Engagement 


In her presentation, Lindy outlined a number of strategies to keep students engaged and ClassIn can help with so many of them! From providing an easy interface for teachers to film videos, to polls and chat for activities to foster connectedness to an easy, organized home base for course materials, and virtual sketchboard for real-time check-ins. 


The webinar recording shows a number of strategies using ClassIn’s embedded engagement tools. 


Engagement = Achievement 


So, you want to improve student achievement? Start with student engagement! Making sure students feel connected to the class and the teacher, cultivating belongingness and self-efficacy; these are the building blocks of successful students. 


Learn more about building student engagement and how ClassIn helps by watching the full webinar recording here