Surefire Ways to Engage Your eReaders

 In Distance Learning, Past, Webinar

Thursday, April 9th, 3:00pm CST

Our students are at home now. Some of them have access to print books, but many do not. Most of our learners do have access to digital texts as they participate in distance learning. This webinar will dive into surefire ways to engage our readers in a digital environment.

A Certificate of Attendance will be issued to those who attend this webinar. A recording will be posted to for those who cannot participate in the live session.


Jen McCarty Plucker, Ed.D.

Director of Professional Learning, Mackin Educational Resources

Jen received her doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with research focused on adolescent engagement/motivation and accelerated literacy growth. She has over 20 years of education experience as a teacher, administrator, consultant, and adjunct professor. She joined Mackin in 2017 to launch the Professional Learning division.

Mesa Heise

Director or Digital Services, Mackin Educational Resources

Mesa Heise, Mackin’s Director of Digital Services, brings a wealth of experience to the company and the customers it serves. Her expert infusion into this family-owned business is evidenced by the deep knowledge and dedicated passion she shares every day with school administrators, librarians, media specialists and teachers. An experienced and vivacious presence, Mesa serves as Mackin’s chief public speaker. Throughout the year, she travels the country, attending national and local conferences, educating the public on the virtues of Mackin and their free digital resource management system, MackinVIA. Her contributions to Mackin go beyond public education. Mesa has been instrumental in the design of the user interface and functionality of MackinVIA and the eBook reader. It is through her persistent efforts and tireless energy that Mackin has remained at the forefront of the print and digital realm within PK- 12 education.

Mesa Heise
Lindsay Simmons, M.A.

Professional Learning Specialist, Mackin Educational Resources

Lindsay Simmons, M.A., Professional Learning Specialist, has several years of experience working as an upper elementary school teacher and has most recently served as the STEM Education Programming Manager for a science center in Pennsylvania. She has her master’s degree in Art History with a Museum Studies Certificate and has a passion for learning about most effective engagement strategies, in both design and learning. She enjoys utilizing STEM and Maker Education processes and tools to enhance her students’ learning.