Student Dashboard Digital Backpack spring training

It’s spring training time, join us! The Hāpara Student Dashboard Digital Backpack spring training is filled with all of the information, tips and ideas Alberta educators need to get the most out of Hāpara in a convenient, on-demand format.

How it works: Beginning Apr 4, 2022 you’ll get an email every Monday with a link to a prerecorded, on-demand webinar on a new topic. Every on-demand webinar will also have a live follow-up Q&A session with the presenter from that week’s release. You’ll get a reminder email about that too, with a sign-up link. 

Who it’s for: Teachers, administrators, instructional/technology coaches and curriculum leaders

When: April 4 through May 19, 2022 (1 recorded session and 1 live Q&A released each week) Watch the on-demand recording when you want. 

Where: From your classroom, on the stairmaster or snug in your bed– you can watch from anywhere! You just need to follow the link we send to your email each week. 

What you’ll learn: Tips, ideas and how to get the most out of Student Dashboard Digital Backpack, Workspace and more!

Student Dashboard Digital Backpack overview: Digital equity

Join this session as we explore this question: How might we leverage Student Dashboard Digital Backpack to promote educational equity?

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • what Student Dashboard Digital Backpack is and how to get started using it
  • how Student Dashboard Digital Backpack can be used to promote educational equity through Open Educational Resources within Student Dashboard Digital Backpack

Presented by: Rich Dixon, Senior Director of Learning Innovation

Rich is passionate about helping educators create outstanding learning experiences for all learners. He is a former classroom teacher, administrator and edtech company co-founder who loves teaching and learning. You might find him trail running, surfing or herding his flock of backyard chickens when he isn’t working.

 

This webinar is designed for:

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Instructional/technology coaches
  • Curriculum leaders

Using Hāpara and Student Dashboard Digital Backpack to deepen learning and provide accessibility to all students

Join this session to learn how to use Student Dashboard Digital Backpack to provide open education resources that meet accessibility guidelines.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • how to add digital open educational resources that meet accessibility guidelines to students’ Digital Backpacks
  • how Student Dashboard Digital Backpack can help close the digital divide

Presented by: Beth Still, Engagement Manager & Heather Rentz, Community Development Manager

Beth is passionate about sharing the power of educational technology with teachers around the world. She is a Google Innovator and Trainer who believes technology should be used to empower students and teachers. When she isn’t working, you will find her crafting, painting, cheering at her daughter’s soccer games or hanging out with her three incredibly spoiled dogs.

Heather is a lifelong learner and constantly changing and evolving her teaching philosophy. Heather has been in education for over 20 years in various classroom positions from Grade 1 to Grade 12. She lives in Canada with her husband and three children. Heather loves to travel and she has been to many amazing places around the world. She also loves going on adventures and spending as much time outdoors as possible.

 

This webinar is designed for:

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Instructional/technology coaches
  • Curriculum leaders

I’m the DRM–now what? Digital Resource Manager role overview

What does it mean to be the digital resource manager? Let’s discuss the logistics of this role and some tips and tricks for managing your resources and Workspaces.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • how to manage the workflow of being the DRM
  • how to upload and add Workspaces and resources to your private library
  • how to track and organize your private library

Presented by: Meagan Jakubec, Content Production Specialist

Meagan is an experienced elementary educator with a strong understanding of primary and elementary learner development. Passionate about technology integration and digital citizenship, Meagan has been a Hāpara-using educator, a prolific Hāpara Workspace creator, a curriculum alignment editor and a learning resource compilation manager for more than seven school districts. When she isn’t working, Meagan is spending time with her daughter and husband, going on adventures with her dog or curling up with a good book.

 

This webinar is designed for:

  • Digital resource managers
  • Instructional/technology coaches
  • Curriculum leaders

Unpacking your Digital Backpack with Workspace: Deep linking Digital Backpack resources into Workspace

Let’s talk about how to utilize your Digital Backpack resources within Workspace to further streamline learning for your students. Let’s explore why linking to Digital Backpack resources within a Workspace will allow you to easily differentiate and customize learning for your students and help keep them focused and engaged during their learning.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • how to add Digital Backpack resources into a Workspace
  • why this step helps streamline learning for your students, keeping them focused and engaged

Presented by: Meagan Jakubec, Content Production Specialist

Meagan is an experienced elementary educator with a strong understanding of primary and elementary learner development. Passionate about technology integration and digital citizenship, Meagan has been a Hāpara-using educator, a prolific Hāpara Workspace creator, a curriculum alignment editor and a learning resource compilation manager for more than seven school districts. When she isn’t working, Meagan is spending time with her daughter and husband, going on adventures with her dog or curling up with a good book.

 

This webinar is designed for:

  • Teachers
  • Digital resource managers
  • Instructional/technology coaches

Discover why Hāpara Workspace makes Google Classroom better

If you already use Google Classroom, you may be wondering why you would also want to use the Hāpara Suite. Not only do your Google Classroom classes work with Hāpara, but using them together will simplify your workload and augment your students’ learning experience.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • how to create deep learning experiences, including complex lessons, projects or units in Google Classroom & Hāpara Workspace
  • how to differentiate student work using the Hāpara Suite

Presented by: Lindy Hockenbary, Hāpara Consultant

Lindy Hockenbary is an educator whose strength is helping other educators utilize technology to enhance their students’ learning experiences. She has spent her career in various roles in the education field, at one time or another playing the parts of a classroom teacher, curriculum writer and technology integration specialist. As someone who loves to learn, she spends her spare time pondering how to make learning better.

 

This webinar is designed for:

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Instructional/technology coaches
  • Curriculum leaders

Exploring the integration of SEL and the Hāpara Instructional Suite

Adelee Penner shares a discussion for those committed to creating caring, equitable schools and communities that develop the whole learner and ensure that all students can thrive. Adelee explores the complete Hāpara Suite to see where SEL integration can live. She also provides examples of how to embed the CASEL framework into task design, workflow and how to coach students for success.

In this webinar, you will learn:

  • how to add SEL support into your lessons with Hāpara Workspace 
  • learn about a fixed mindset vs. a growth mindset
  • use a growth mindset as the foundation for SEL

Presented by: Adelee Penner, ERLC Consultant

Adelee Penner most recently served as an Assistant Superintendent of Schools and currently works as a consultant for the ERLC. Adelee started her career in Manitoba and moved to Alberta in 2005. Her career has evolved over the years through working in several school jurisdictions, in both the private and public systems, and from working for Alberta Education supporting school systems in Field Services. Adelee is a passionate lifelong learner.

 

This webinar is designed for:

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Instructional/technology coaches
  • Curriculum leaders

Professional learning for the new Alberta Program of Studies

Join Xay for a dive into how we can review existing content, reorganize and update it to support learning, and meet the K-3 curriculum for mathematics and English language arts & literature for fall 2022.

In this webinar, you will learn how we can approach the new learning outcomes without having to recreate everything from scratch. We will look at the learning outcomes in a spreadsheet format, so we can better filter and consider how our content can still support learning in a visible way by clearly aligning to the vision of the new curriculum’s re-focused knowledge and skills.

Presented by:  Xay Saysana, Curriculum Specialist

Xay believes in lifelong learning and has been involved with education, from teaching ESL abroad to consulting at a provincial level in Canada. When he isn’t working, he’s figuring out a way to coach his boys to the PGA.

 

This webinar is designed for:

  • Teachers
  • Administrators
  • Instructional/technology coaches

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