Thursday, September 24, 2020
12:00pm - 1:15 pm

Presented by:

Moderator: Jenny Engels, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology & Oregon Sea Grant

Malia Nobrega-Olivera, Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge
Scott Rowland, School of Ocean and Earth Science and Technology
Summer Maunakea, College of Education

Fostering a Sense of Place & Community in Virtual Classrooms

Drawing on the importance of place is a powerful educational tool regardless of discipline or educational level. By recognizing the significance of cultural, historical, ecological and spiritual ties to landscape, learning becomes authentic and meaningful. Often, students gain a sense of -- or connection or attachment to -- place and community when physically visiting a site. However, this has not always been feasible (e.g., due to limited class time or large class sizes), and is particularly daunting under COVID-19, when most of us are teaching in a “virtual” classroom.

Please join us for an interactive workshop to discuss ways of bringing place and community into our (mostly virtual) classrooms. A panel of three Mānoa faculty will share approaches and strategies, and participants will have the opportunity to explore ideas for their own courses in small group breakout rooms.

This event is co-sponsored by University of Hawai‘i Sea Grant College Program and the Center for Teaching Excellence.

Registration Closed


Center for Teaching Excellence
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Honolulu HI 96822 USA

UH Manoa