Enhancing student engagement is the topic to be discussed at a free workshop at the Mayville State University Thursday, Feb. 20. The public is invited to participate in the event which will be held in the MSU Classroom Building Auditorium from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
As faculty, staff, and community leaders find new ways to engage youth in and out of the classroom, they are often challenged to help students overcome their limiting self-beliefs about their academic abilities. Students often come to class with low expectations of themselves and sometimes struggle to overcome their limiting mindsets about their academic potential.
Workshop presenters Matt Skoy and Steve Winfrey will discuss their current findings and share the various components of the new instructional engagement model called, “The Direct Coaching Model.” The workshop will be filled with interesting new techniques and a culmination of best practices.
While at Mayville State on Feb. 20, Skoy and Winfrey will also present a workshop for Mayville State students. In their presentation, “Becoming an Indispensable Leader,” Skoy and Winfrey will explore the skills and traits that employers look for in recent graduates. The interactive workshop is designed to teach participants how to effectively communicate like leaders, understand the teambuilding skills employers look for during interviews, and how to improve overall confidence as leaders. The workshop will be held from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. in the MSU Classroom Building Auditorium. The presenters’ “edu-tainment” style will leave workshop participants laughing and learning.
For more information, contact MSU Director of Student Life, Richard Smith, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 701-788-4697.