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This event is one of sixteen dynamic breakout sessions that make up Innovate ’22, the City Colleges of Chicago Adult Education Conference taking place on June 10, 2022.

Session Title: Creating Community in an Online (Math) Class

Presenter: Shelley Zisook (Truman College)

Date and Time: June 10, 2022 from 11:00 to 11:50 a.m.

Description: Class climate has a direct influence on how students learn. Building community is essential to creating an environment conducive to learning, in which students feel respected, heard, and safe, and thus, an effective classroom community. 

Community-building strategies successful in an in-person learning environment must be tweaked and adapted to use in remote or hybrid classrooms. Basic to community-building in any learning environment, however, are shared norms that help all members of the community get to know each other, build relationships, and develop trust and responsibility.

Inherent in an effective classroom community are applications of the Illinois Essential Employability Skills:

  • Personal Ethic (Integrity, Respect, Perseverance, Positive Attitude),
  • Work Ethic (Dependability, Professionalism),
  • Teamwork (Critical Thinking, Effective and Cooperative Work), and
  • Communication (Active Listening, Clear Communication).

This presentation will discuss important aspects of creating a classroom community, highlighting general community building activities and some that have been successful in a virtual math classroom. Most are strategies that could be used in any online or hybrid class.

Please register for the session using the Zoom link provided.

RSVP/Join Event: https://cccedu.zoom.us/j/85093729338

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