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Sparking Curiosity: Launching Virtual Lessons (Jolt009)

What can we do to catch our learners' attention at the start of a virtual lesson - what pulls them in? Discover the power of curiosity and explore ways to create attention-getting lesson starters to tap into learners' curiosity and give them a reason to engage in your virtual lesson.

Includes a Free Downloadable Resource:
➤ 5 Ways to Start a Lesson with a Spark of Curiosity

Course Author: Christine Davis

  • Welcome!
  • Why Curiosity Matters
  • The "Engage" Stage of a Lesson: The Lesson Launch
  • Launch, Engage, Hook, Anticipatory Set
  • Setting the Standard for Online Learning
  • Why Start with Curiosity?
  • Do You Cultivate Curiosity?
  • 3 Rules to Spark Learning
  • Your Curiosity
  • Curiosity is Power
  • Curiosity is Motivating
  • Curiosity Enhances Learning
  • How to Spark Curiosity
  • 5 Ways to Start a Lesson with a Spark of Curiosity
  • Start with a Current Event
  • Start with a Skepticism
  • Start with a Prediction
  • Start with a Compelling Video
  • Start with a Story
  • Wonderopolis
  • Examples of Lesson Starters
  • Wrap-Up
  • Take Action: Craft a Launch For Your Virtual Lesson
  • Learning Extensions
  • About the Author: Christine Davis
  • Share Your Feedback
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certificate with a duration: Forever