Summer Webinar Series: Teaching with Technology for Maximum Student Engagement

Teaching with Technology for Maximum Student Engagement


Date: 5/29/19

This webinar will present practical ideas and best practices for using technology to facilitate maximum student engagement and create an active learning environment in small and large law school classes. During this interactive webinar, there will be discussion and demonstration of the use of interactive polls, QR codes, Google Forms, ExamSoft, multi-media, and other technology tools. We will also discuss the pedagogical benefits of utilizing each demonstrated tool.

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April Dawson
April G. Dawson is a professor of law at North Carolina Central University School of Law. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in computer science and was a computer programmer before attending law school. April received her law degree cum laude from Howard University School of Law in 1994. After law school, April joined the Civil Division of the U.S. Department of Justice through its Attorney General’s Honors Program. While at the Department of Justice, she argued cases before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Fifth, Seventh, and Ninth Circuits. In 1996, April served as law clerk to the Honorable Emmet G. Sullivan of the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia. Following her clerkship, she worked as a litigation associate at a Washington, D.C. firm. While at the firm, she was also an adjunct legal writing professor at the George Washington University School of Law.


April joined the faculty at NCCU Law in 2006 where she teaches, among other classes, Constitutional Law, Administrative Law, and a Supreme Court Seminar. In addition to researching and writing about the U.S. Supreme Court, April researches, writes, and speaks about legal pedagogy and the use of technology in legal education. She was voted professor of the year by the day students for the 2013-2014 school year, and voted professor of the year by students in both the day and evening programs for the 2016-2017 school year. April also co-hosts The Legal Eagle Review, a weekly radio show which can be heard on Sundays from 7-8p on WNCU 90.7 FM in Durham, North Carolina.