Kristina Bowers

“I asked to be assigned Learning Assistants for my online courses because I knew they could help me create a rich learning experience for my students. My students work in zoom breakout rooms with 4-6 students on an activity that helps students dig deeper into the subject matter. The LAs facilitate this by encouraging student participation and collaboration and by helping them find direction when the students get stuck. As an undergraduate student I assisted a professor as a “math proctor”. That job led me to want to become a math teacher. Even if an LA does not become a teacher, the experience of helping and encouraging others is preparation for many types of careers the LAs may pursue. I believe this program is beneficial for students, for LAs, and for the teacher!“