Simple Ideas to Promote Student Engagement

Simple Ideas to Promote Student Engagement

In partnership with Model Teaching, an industry leader in supporting educators, this course explains the five levels of student engagement and offers strategies for promoting higher-level behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement. Model Teaching's Mission is to improve student performance by directly supporting teachers with quality content and resources.

The comprehensive course package includes a downloadable PDF, quizzes and videos to test your knowledge, and a student engagement planning resource for immediate classroom implementation.

3 Months Access / 1 Course Hrs
  • Details
  • Syllabus
  • Requirements


This teacher professional development course will provide you with an understanding of the five levels of student engagement so that you know how to move students toward the higher level. You will learn about behavioral, cognitive, and emotional engagement and review some simple strategies that can begin to address and support engagement in your classroom. The course comes with a downloadable PDF of the content and a student engagement planning resource to help you implement the ideas into your classroom immediately.


  1. Student Engagement in the Classroom Course Content
    1. The video and article will provide you with an understanding of three types of student engagement and how you can implement specific strategies to support each one. The course also includes some "Reflect or Discuss" prompts to help you connect with the course content and ends with a "Try This Task" to guide you explicitly on how you might implement the ideas into the classroom.
  2. Quiz
    1. You will answer questions related to student engagement. Quizzes are automatically scored and provide feedback on answer choice rationale.
  3. Implementation Reflection
    1. The reflection prompt requires you to plan for use of the "try this task" by either reflecting on the content yourself or discussing them with the colleague. You will then discuss a new concept you can attempt to implement in the future based on something you learned in the course.
  4. Considerations for Implementation
    1. This short statement helps you reflect on your ideas and assess whether you might be successful in your implementation.
  5. Videos and Further Reading
    1. Additional content suggestions are provided to enhance and expand your understanding of student engagement.



There are no prerequisites to take this course.


Hardware Requirements:

  • This course can be taken on either a PC, Mac, or Chromebook.

Software Requirements:

  • PC: Windows 10 or later.
  • Mac: macOS 10.6 or later.
  • Browser: The latest version of Google Chrome or Mozilla Firefox is preferred. Microsoft Edge and Safari are also compatible.
  • Microsoft Word Online
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
  • Software must be installed and fully operational before the course begins.


  • Email capabilities and access to a personal email account.
  • Editing of a Microsoft Word document is required in this course. You may use a free version of Microsoft Word Online, or Google Docs if you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your computer. Model Teaching can provide support for this.

Instructional Material Requirements:

The instructional materials required for this course are included in enrollment and will be available online.

Self-Guided Course Code: T14747