Engaging Students in Hybrid Classes

Date: Wednesday, August 3, 2022, 2:00 – 2:45 PM ET

Webinar Description:

This webinar will address ways to engage students in hybrid classes. Strategies for creating interactive class videos and using data to shape in-class time will be covered. Additionally, the webinar will cover strategies for engaging students in classes delivered simultaneously through in-person and online modalities.


Learning Objectives:

  1.  Attendees will understand the challenges of engaging students in hybrid classes.
  2.  Attendees will be able to use interactive class videos and data strategically.
  3. Attendees will learn strategies for engaging all students during a hybrid class.


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Sara Sampson, J.D., Assistant Dean for Information Services & Communications, Director of Law Library, and Senior Lecturer, The Ohio State University Mortiz College of Law

Dean Sampson manages all aspects of communications, information technology, and the library for the Moritz College of Law. She regularly teaches Legal Writing & Analysis I and the LP3 course Law Practice Technology. Sampson writes and presents on topics related to legal research and writing and library management. She has coordinated teaching workshops for law librarians and regularly speaks at library and law conferences.

Sampson has been active and held leadership positions in the law library community.  She is currently serving as the law library representative for Ohio’s statewide academic library consortium, OhioLink.  Sampson has served on the boards of the Society of Academic Law Library Directors, Legal Information Preservation Alliance, Law Libraries Society of the District of Columbia, Academic Law Libraries Special Interest Section of AALL and  Librarians’ Association at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.  She chaired the Section on Law Libraries and Legal Information of the American Association of Law Schools, the OhioLink Research Grant Committee, and the American Association of Law Libraries Publications Award Jury and has served on numerous other committees and juries.

She has also worked at the law libraries and taught law classes at Georgetown University Law Center and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC). At Georgetown, Sampson was the head of reference and an adjunct professor teaching legal research skills for practice, advanced legal research, and introduction to scholarly note writing. At UNC, she served as deputy director of the law library and as a clinical assistant professor of law teaching advanced legal research courses.

Sampson has worked for all three branches of the Ohio government. During law school, she spent a summer working at the Ohio Legislative Service Commission and a year working at the Ohio Department of Mental Health’s legal department. Before becoming a librarian, she spent five years as a judicial law clerk at the Ohio Fourth District Court of Appeals. Sampson is a member of the Ohio Bar and Beta Phi Mu, the International Library & Information Studies Honor Society.




Angela Upchurch, J.D., Professor of Law, Southern Illinois University School of Law

Prior to joining the law faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Law, Professor Angela Upchurch was a Professor of Law and the Associate Dean for Pedagogical Development at Capital University Law School. She also served as the Academic Director of the National Center for Adoption Law and Policy at Capital University Law School from 2007 to 2010.

Her research interests include children and family law, procedural law, and the impact of dispute resolution systems on the interests of children and families. An expert in children and family law, Professor Upchurch participated in the 2008 White House Compassion in Action Roundtable on “Faith and Community Solutions for Orphans and Vulnerable Children” and presented on the Hague Treaty on Intercountry Adoption before the National Conference of State Legislatures. She has taught a variety of children and family law courses, including: Adoption Law; Children, Family and the States; Interdisciplinary Child Welfare Law; and Biotechnology and Reproduction Law.

Professor Upchurch is also a recognized expert in law school pedagogy. She has presented on her innovative approaches to integrating technology into the law school classroom at several national teaching conferences, including the Institute for Law Teaching and Learning Annual Conference and the CALI Conference of Law School Computing. Professor Upchurch drew upon her innovative use of educational technology to co-author Civil Procedure: An Interactive Guide, an online interactive book for law students to be published by Carolina Academic Press. She has developed and led teaching workshops for law faculty at Capital University Law School, Loyola University Chicago School of Law, and the Ohio State University School of Law. Professor Upchurch also serves as the 2015 Program Committee Co-Chair for the AALS Teaching Methods Section.

Professor Upchurch received her J.D. from Loyola University Chicago School of Law where she graduated first in her class and served as the editor-in-chief for the Loyola University Chicago Law Journal and as a Loyola Child Law Fellow. After graduation from law school, Professor Upchurch was a law clerk to the Honorable Michael M. Murphy of the United States Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit and to the Honorable Avern Cohn of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.