Listen: Prof. Greg Beyrer
Instructure announced the winners of its inaugural Educator of the Year Awards at the annual InstructureCon edtech conference. Building on the success of the 2018 awards, the Educator of the Year Awards recognizes outstanding educators working to further teaching as well as shape the next generation of students. This year’s six winners represent education innovation in both the K-12 and higher education fields.
Adjunct Professor: Gregory Beyrer, C.Phil. - History, Cosumnes River College (Sacramento, Calif.) Greg uses data-driven metrics to both improve his courses and help the faculty at CRC design/redesign their courses to be more engaging and informative for students. He is always looking for tools to improve the student experience and help to bridge the equity gaps. Greg directly works with faculty members to integrate new tools in their courses, as well as use the toolset that comes with Canvas. “I teach my classes online and, by using technology, I’m helping students take those classes that otherwise wouldn’t be able to,” says Greg. “Canvas makes it easy for me to assess my students on how engaged they are with a concept. As a distance education coordinator, it also gives me the ability to solve problems and help my peers. I work best when people ask me ‘can Canvas do this?’ and I get really excited because it gives me an opportunity to learn.”