An Effective Way to Enhance Teaching and Learning: OneNote

OneNote is not only a digital notebook, but also can be used as a teaching and learning tool to support and enhance the students learning. In this presentation, Professor Fan Chen from El Paso Community College will demonstrate how she uses OneNote to enhance her teaching and improve the engagement of students and collaborate creatively with each other in her online, hybrid, and face-to-face classes.

About the Presenter:
Fan Chen is Associate Professor of Mathematics at El Paso Community College (EPCC). Fan has been teaching at EPCC for over 16 years. She has also taught at the University of Texas at El Paso and in K-12 schools. Originally educated and trained as a mechanical engineer, Fan changed her profession to education to help the El Paso region’s people learn problem-solving and critical thinking skills through mathematics after she moved to El Paso from China. She is the awardee of Yellow Rose of Texas by Texas governor, EPCC Outstanding Faculty Achievement 2020-2021, 2021 Education Leadership award by STTE Foundation, Distinguished College or University Teaching of Mathematics 2020-2021 by the Southwest Session of Mathematical Association, 2021 AMATYC Teaching Excellence Award by the American Mathematical Association of Two-Year College. In 2018 and 2019, she was also recognized as MATHCOUNTS El Paso Chapter Coach. She is a Microsoft Innovative Educator Master Trainer and Microsoft Innovative Educator Expert. Fan was named in Marquis Who’s Who 2022. Fan’s biggest dream is to change the mentality and the way that teachers engage students in mathematics. She has realized over her years of teaching that she has the ability and positivity to impact her student’s lives and dreams. She keeps in touch with her students long after they complete her classes, and she continues to guide, mentor, and support students as they continue their education and begin their professional careers. As a math educator in El Paso, Fan has always been interested in helping our community and supporting more equitable educational opportunities and outcomes for students and their families. Fan is the founder of El Paso Math Teachers’ Circle and the MathMazing math fair, a traveling math fair forK-12 students, board member of Insight Science Museum. Teaching and service are in Fan’s heart and DNA. It is her passion to help others succeed, and she celebrates when her students and colleagues thrive. “I am an educator; I am an engineer; I am a soul engineer. My product is El Paso’s future; my project is American’s future,” exclaims Fan Chen.