CRC Professor Wins Online Educator of the Year Award

August 16, 2019

Professor Greg Beyrer is selected Online Educator of the Year Professor Greg Beyrer smiling with his award.

Congratulations to Distance Education Coordinator and Academic Senate President Greg Beyrer, who recently won the Canvas Educator of the Year award from Instructure. Greg was nominated for his teaching (in the adjunct category) as well as his work in professional development as distance education coordinator.

The award recognizes exceptional educators who are shaping the next generation of students and positively impacting the lives of K-20 students. Greg uses data-driven metrics to both improve his courses and help the faculty at CRC design/redesign their courses to be more engaging and informative for students. He is always looking for tools to improve the student experience and help to bridge the equity gaps. Greg directly works with faculty members to integrate new tools in their courses, as well as use the toolset that comes with Canvas.

"I teach my classes online and, by using technology, I'm helping students take those classes that otherwise wouldn't be able to," says Greg. "Canvas makes it easy for me to assess my students on how engaged they are with a concept. As a distance education coordinator, it also gives me the ability to solve problems and help my peers. I work best when people ask me 'can Canvas do this?' and I get really excited because it gives me an opportunity to learn."

"Each winner is dedicated to their students' success and is using Canvas to improve teaching and elevate learning," said Melissa Loble, SVP of customer success and partnerships at Instructure. "Their inspiring stories showcase the role that technology plays in education and how we can use it to prepare students for the world outside of the classroom. Congratulations to all of our winners!"

Greg was interviewed by KFBK on July 15 about winning the award – listen to Greg's interview online.

Congratulations, Greg!