Creating a culture of student engagement


Content vision

Designing effective F2F presentations: This mini-module shares innovative practices on how to design effective F2F presentations based on instructional design and presentational tools in order to best engage learners. Throughout this mini-module, educators will be able to identify and choose the best tools to hook their own reluctant students to content and learn new and exciting strategies to keep them engaged in learning in their classroom.​


Content team

Tech team rep:

Level of interactivity: independent learning

Estimated length of module: hours

Setting the stage

Learner's role

Challenges and potential obstacles

Learner strengths and available resources

Module outline

Goal 1|||||||||||||| To create structured learning experiences that engage student in positive interdependence, individual accountability, equal participation and simultaneous interaction.

Connection to NC Standards

Standard 4_B NC Professional Teaching Standards: Teachers plan instruction appropriate for their students.
Teachers should:
• Engage students in the learning process;

• Monitor and modify plans to enhance student

learning; and

• Respond to cultural diversity and learning needs

of students.
Standard 4_C NC Professional Teaching Standards: Teachers use a variety of instructional methods.
Objective Level (Bloom's)
Wise Words
?s to Consider
Content Topics
Instructional Strategy
To apply strategies to establish the norms and procedures that facilitate the culture of positive interdependence.

You can dream, create, design, and build the most wonderful idea in the world, but it requires people to make the dream a reality."
-Walt Disney

"If you don't know where you're going, it doesn't matter which way you go."
— Cheshire Cat, Alice in Wonderland
  • What are the characteristics of a "dream" culture in your classroom?
  • State 5 steps for establishing norms and procedures in your classroom.
  • How do you empower students with the responsibility for demonstrating acceptance and interdependence?
  • How would you explain the concept of "positive interdependence" to your students.
  • Class Mission Statement
  • Class Rules vs Class Goals
  • Student goal setting (academic, behavioral, and well-being).
  • Write a lesson plan for teaching the concept of positive interdependence to your students.
  • List 5 strategies that you will implement in your classroom to promote positive interdependence.
  • Facilitate the brainstorming and writing of a class mission statement with your students. Have all the students sign the the printed mission statement and post the signed document at the entrance of the classroom.

To apply strategies to empower students to become individually accountable to the entire class.

To apply strategies to enable individual accountability.

To apply strategies to establish and support simultaneous interaction


To integrate positive interdependence, individual accountability, equal participation, and simultaneous interaction to create a culture of student engagement.