In this webinar, Dr. Kevin Bartlett of Southern West Virginia Community and Technical College will discuss how he has adapted his classroom to the current environment created by COVID-19. He will share the highs and lows of his experience and his approach to overcome challenges presented by campus closures. Dr. Bartlett will cover communication strategies with students, the struggle of internet availability in rural areas, alternate formats used to present information, technologies employed, and a look ahead to the future. A live Q&A will follow the presentation.
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About the Presenter:
Dr. Kevin Bartlett has served honorably as an Air Force weather officer, assistant professor, and commander. During his career he has held a wide variety of professional, command, operational, and academic positions while earning BS, MS and PhD degrees in Atmospheric Sciences. He previously worked as NATO’s Chief Meteorologic and Oceanographic Officer helping the UN World Food Program within Afghanistan to rebuild the Afghan Meteorological Authority. Additionally, he spent 5 years as Assistant Professor of the Air Force Institute of Technology’s Atmospheric Sciences MS Program, where he remains as an Adjunct Assistant Professor. More recently, he served as the Deputy Commander for the 821st Air Base Group at Thule Air Base, Greenland supporting seasonal arctic research projects where he managed facilities, power production, security, budgets and personnel while directing daily space surveillance, airfield, and port operations at the Department of Defense’s northernmost installation. Currently he serves his local community as a Math/Sciences Instructor at Southern West Virginia’s Community and Technical College.