#CampusScavengerHunt: A Professional Development Workshop Using Digital Literacy to Build Student’s Self- Efficacy and Sense of Belonging on Campus
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College bound students are faced with not only navigating a new environment but also faced with finding their “place” in a new community. Educators have a role to support students’ academic growth, self-efficacy (Schunk & DiBenedetto, 2020; Bandura, 1977), and sense of belonging (Brady et al., 2020; Hurtado & Carter, 1997) on campus. However, many educators are only explicitly taught about the need to support students’ academic needs. These practitioners need professional development to build their understanding of the importance of increasing students’ self-efficacy and fostering a sense of belonging on campus. Professional development in these two areas provides support for instructors as they extend their hand to students. In this paper we describe a short professional development workshop designed for teaching university seminar instructors about the importance of actively increasing their students’ self-efficacy and sense of belonging on campus by utilizing digital literacies (Andres, 2020; Gee, 2012) as a way to build campus community and classroom engagement (Clarke & Wilson, 2016) via Instagram Stories in their class assignments.