FI Connects: Increasing Student Engagement On and Off Screen

FI Connects. Learn. Share. Be Together. Lunch and Learn Series

Session: Increasing Student Engagement On and Off Screen

The ILC’s will present strategies currently being used by educators in the schools that we support to increase student engagement and participation. These strategies will be effective in both remote and face to face instructional settings. Subjects such as literacy (beyond the book), brain breaks for re-focusing on learning, and tech tools to connect home and school will all be shared during this session. Participants will leave with several ready to use ideas and resources they can put into practice.

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Our Presenters

The Innovative Learning Catalysts (Educators on Loan) are having fun in the virtual world assisting educators across the state through innovative, personalized and relevant professional learning. Along with the traditional webinars, we’ve launched two podcasts, PodcastPDNC and Moments of Inspiration, and host casual, collaborative live discussions with educators that can be caught on Twitter #ILCChats or via the ILC website,


Stacy Lovdahl

Stacy Lovdahl is the Innovative Learning Catalyst in the West, located in Catawba County, where she serves as an Instructional Technology Facilitator. Stacy is passionate about collaborating with educators to integrate technology into classroom instruction to create engaging, personalized educational experiences for students that are organically motivating. She sees technology as a tool for creating relationships that couldn’t otherwise have existed and as a platform for empathy where students connect to each other and the world. You can connect with her on Twitter @Braveneutrino.



Mollee Holloman

Mollee Holloman, a librarian in Dare County, joined the ILC team in December 2019, serving the East. She is driven to help better define literacy in the digital age, and to collaborate with a variety of educators in integrating equitable digital learning across all disciplines. Mollee (@MolleeBranden) tweets about her endless stacks of books, the Tar Heels, along with pictures of her dog & life by the sea, and uses far too many David Rose gifs.



Chris Beneck

Chris Beneck has proudly served as ILC for the Central Region since February 2020. He is a firm believer in lifelong learning and is constantly looking for opportunities to better himself as an educator. He is a classic car fanatic, a movie quote addict, and music lover. Ron Swanson and Chris would be best friends! His wife and daughter are his world and they keep him sane and grounded (most of the time).



Session Credit

Please be prompt as participation credit will only be awarded for those participants who arrive on time and stay for the duration of the session (20 minutes). You will be asked to complete a sign-in form and feedback form for every session you attend and your participation will be tracked for the awarding of CEUs which will be presented at the end of our series (May 25th) via email. 

CEU credit is not awarded by the Friday Institute for recorded viewing of session content. Please work with your Central Office on how to receive educational credit internally.