A flipped professional learning event

Guest speakers, workshops, webinars, self-paced professional learning opportunities, prizes and more!

 

  March 6 – March 17, 2023 

Welcome to Hipi-Palooza

Presented by: Lenva Shearing, Hāpara Regional Sales Manager and Customer Engagement Manager
Lenva has a strong educational background, working formerly as a school Senior Manager and Learning Leader, and she has been a facilitator for several Digital Learning clusters of schools in New Zealand. Lenva is committed to ensuring that digital learning solutions and best practices in teaching and learning are shared with teachers and school leaders for the most impact on student learning and achievement. She is a Google Certified Teacher as well as an Apple Distinguished Educator.
Contact: lenva.shearing@hapara.com
 
KEYNOTE ADDRESS

Welcome to Hipi-Palooza!

Dorothy Burt co-established the Manaiakalani programme in 2006, which is Treaty of Waitangi-based and involves schools, teachers, students, whānau and their community in a partnership enhanced by technology.

Established to accelerate academic progress and deliver digital learning outcomes in low socioeconomic communities, Manaiakalani now has an outreach programme with more than 120 schools across New Zealand. Since inception Dorothy has led the Manaiakalani education programme for schools in Auckland and twelve other communities around Aotearoa. Research on Manaiakalani by the Woolf Fisher Research Centre has shown significant improvement in student achievement, particularly in writing. She established the Manaiakalani Innovative Teacher programme in 2013, which has allowed groups of teachers in successive years to extend the possibilities of students through innovative solutions. She co-established the Digital Teacher Academy in 2014, an effective induction pilot for new teachers, and has since scaled this approach to a Digital Fluency Intensive programme offered to all Manaiakalani teachers. She has led a team training thousands of teachers in effective pedagogy for digital learning. This supported a seamless transition to online learning for Manaiakalani schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. She is widely known for her work in digital learning and has presented to many conferences nationally and internationally. Dorothy Burt’s teaching career spans primary, intermediate and secondary schools.

Lindy Hockenberry

Presented by:
Dorothy Burt, Manaiakalani Programme Lead

Experience Level:
Everyone

Audience:
All levels

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Sessions

MONDAY, MARCH 6

Welcome to Hāpara: Your quick start guide

Welcome to your quick start guide with Hāpara. So you’re ready to get off and running with Hāpara? We’re so excited to partner with you and your school community. Hāpara is here to help you manage the digital learning process through tools that give you visibility into learners’ work. As with any new technology, you might be looking for tips about how to get started on the right foot. You’ll also get some additional resources along the way and see some good examples of Hāpara in action. Ready to get started? Let’s begin!

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the logistics of getting online with Hāpara.
  2. Have a deeper understanding of each of the Hāpara tools in the Hāpara Suite.
  3. Use some quick tips and best practices for getting started with each tool.
 

Experience Level:
Beginner

Audience:
All audiences

Dare to differentiate: Using Highlights, Workspace and Teacher Dashboard to reach every learner

Differentiation does NOT equal creating 130 lessons for 130 learners. It does not stray from the identified academic outcomes. Rather, differentiation takes into account learner interests and current instructional levels. In this session, you will discover key concepts for differentiation and strategies for meeting the needs of learners within the Hāpara Instructional Suite.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the elements of differentiation. 
  2. Differentiate the cognitive level, access to a lesson’s content and the product/expression of a lesson. 
  3. Use the Hāpara Instructional Suite to deliver differentiated instruction.
Learn more about this presenter

Lisa enjoys finding innovative means of integrating technology into the classroom, with specialization in differentiation, engagement and formative assessment. Lisa has completed almost 20 years in education, with experience in teaching secondary English language arts and reading. She is a Google Level 1 and 2 educator and an Apple Teacher and has served many roles in instructional technology. Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids and three vicious weenie dogs in her free time.

 
Lindy Hockenberry

Presented by:
Lisa Monthie, Engagement Manager at Hāpara

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
Educators, Instructional Coaches

Additional Resources:

Overview of the Hāpara Learning Bytes Program

Join Heather to learn about Hāpara’s newest asynchonous learning opportunity: Hāpara Learning Bytes. Participants who register for these courses will learn new Hāpara skills quickly while earning micro-badges. Micro-credentials are different from more traditional learning experiences. A micro-credential takes an opportunity to recognize smaller bits of learning, which can then be ‘stacked’ to create a ‘pathway’ of learning to demonstrate a broader base of knowledge. They are designed to fit in with busy schedules and adapt quickly to the changing needs many educators face.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Learn where to access Hāpara Learning Bytes.
2. Explore training content that meets individual, school and/or district needs and goals.
3. Discover how to master and share Hāpara tools for a positive, student-centered, pedagogical philosophy.

Learn more about this presenter

Heather is the Community Development Manager at Hāpara. She is a dedicated lifelong learner and is constantly evolving her teaching philosophy. Heather has been in education for over 20 years in various roles from a classroom teacher, an EdTech/Innovation Coach and a school administrator before joining the Hāpara team. She lives in Canada with her husband and three children. Heather loves to travel, go on adventures and spend as much time outdoors as possible.

 
Lindy Hockenberry

Presented by:
Heather Rentz, Hāpara Community Development Manager

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
Educators, School Leaders, District/Division Leaders, Instructional Coaches

Hāpara Administrator: Setting up each school year

At the beginning of each school year, it is necessary to do a quick review of your Google Admin and Hāpara Admin Console. This ensures that after your first data load, students and teachers will have the access they need to use Hāpara effectively.

Learn more about this presenter

Lisa has over 8 years experience as an educator. Being part of her school E-learning team she found her passion for Edtech. Lisa is an animal love, fitness fanatic, loves travel and adventures in the great outdoors.

 
Lisa Oosthuizen

Presented by:
Lisa Oosthuizen, Senior Implementation Specialist

Audience:
Hāpara Administrators or anyone responsible for managing the Hāpara Admin Console

How to use Hāpara Teacher Dashboard

Hāpara Teacher Dashboard gives teachers one single, easy-to-view dashboard, organizing their access to Google Workspace student files and student Google Drives. On one dashboard, teachers can quickly view work, access it with one click and give feedback. With less time spent managing student work, teachers can instead focus on what’s most important: helping every learner achieve.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Log into Hāpara Dashboard and click into a class.
  2. Navigate the landing page with Student Tiles.
  3. Understand how Dashboard tabs work.
  4. Use the Share files button to send files to learners.
 

Experience Level:
Beginner

Audience:
All audiences

Five must-try edtech tips

Getting ready for the new school year season? With so many ways to use technology in the classroom it can be hard to know where to start, what to embrace, and what to leave out of your lesson plans. This year prioritizing a few key practices can transform the way teaching and learning looks in your classroom, school and district. Join Monica Burns, Ed.D. for five must-try edech tips to make the most of technology this new school year.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

1. Set the tone for the fall
2. Try out tips for this school year
3. Put ideas into action

Learn more about this presenter

Dr. Monica Burns is an edtech and curriculum consultant, author of “EdTech Essentials” (ASCD, 2021) and former New York City public school teacher. She works with schools and organizations around the world to support prek-20 educators with thoughtful technology integration. Monica’s website ClassTechTips.com and Easy EdTech Podcast helps educators place “tasks before apps” by promoting deeper learning with technology.

 
Lisa Oosthuizen

Presented by:
Dr. Monica Burns, edtech and curriculum consultant

Experience Level:
Everyone

Audience:
All audiences

Overview of the Hāpara Champion program

The Hāpara Champion program has been running for over five years. The facilitators of the program model pedagogical applications of Hāpara and provide a highly personalized experience for participants that is unique to most professional development experiences. Participants leave the program better equipped to implement Hāpara in their classrooms or with their staff. During this session, participants will hear from a course facilitator about how the program has helped to transform the practice of thousands of educators around the globe.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Answer the question, “Why should I consider becoming a Hāpara Champion?”
  2. Distinguish between the three different levels of the Hāpara Champion program (Educator, Scholar and Trainer)
  3. Describe the benefits of participating in each level of training.
Learn more about this presenter

Randy Fairfield currently serves as a consultant at Three Rivers HomeLink in the Richland School District in Eastern Washington. His experience working in dropout recovery schools, parent partnership programs, and high-poverty schools has led him to be passionate about leveraging educational technology to connect with learners and their families.

Randy became the first Google for Education Certified Trainer in Eastern Washington in 2016 and has been a featured speaker at a number of summits featuring Google for Education. He is also a Hāpara Champion Trainer (2017) and has been facilitating the Hāpara Champion Educator course for over four years.

 
Randy Fairfield

Presented by:
Randy Fairfield, Hāpara Champion Consultant

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
Teachers, Instructional Coaches and Administrators

Hāpara Administrator: Preparing spreadsheets and data loading for the new school year

Join us for a step-by-step session on how to prepare your spreadsheets for a smooth data loading experience, and get your students and teachers started off on the right foot for the 2023 school year.

Learn more about this presenter

Lisa has over 8 years experience as an educator. Being part of her school E-learning team she found her passion for Edtech. Lisa is an animal love, fitness fanatic, loves travel and adventures in the great outdoors.

 
Lisa Oosthuizen

Presented by:
Lisa Oosthuizen, Senior Implementation Specialist

Audience:
Hāpara Administrators or anyone responsible for managing the Hāpara Admin Console

How to use Hāpara Highlights

Hāpara Highlights allows educators to use their professional judgment to ethically monitor learners during online learning, while also providing opportunities for them to exercise their own agency safely and securely. Highlights gives teachers a simple way to gradually release digital responsibility to the learner, so that educators and parents can be sure that students have more autonomy to learn and explore–when they are ready for it.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn how Highlights supports ethical monitoring and digital citizenship
  2. Use Highlights features to improve the digital learning environment 
  3. Understand how the Highlights tabs work.
 

Experience Level:
Beginner

Audience:
All audiences

Focused or filtered? Which is best for you? – Teacher Dashboard essentials

Are you wondering what the difference is between focused and filtered sessions? Are you looking to use groups to your advantage? Well, this is the session for you! Ashley will take you on a deep dive into using these essential elements of Hāpara Teacher Dashboard and Hāpara Highlights to streamline your lessons and take full advantage of your small group time!

Following this presentation, participants will be able to efficiently use filtered and focused sessions and use best practices to group students.

Learn more about this presenter

Ashley Newman is an instructional technology coach with a strong passion for inspiring students to take ownership of their learning. She is an active Hāpara Champion Trainer who uses her skills to enhance her teachers’ and learners’ educational journey through digital citizenship lessons and voice and choice activities within Hāpara Workspaces. When she is not working, she likes watching movies with her family. Ashley also enjoys creating custom knit and crochet items.

 
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Presented by:
Ashley Newman, Frederick County Public Schools, Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
Beginner/Middle

Audience:
Educators, Instructional Coaches

Additional Resources:

Positive over policing: Using Highlights to build confidence

Do you feel like you are using Hāpara Highlights to police students? Do you find yourself using Highlights to close student websites? Imagine a world where you can use Highlights to reinforce positive learning behaviors, build responsible digital citizens and increase learner confidence. This world can exist for every teacher! Join this session to learn how you can move beyond policing to create confident and responsible digital citizens.

In this workshop, participants will reinforce, redirect and model positive behaviors using Hāpara Highlights.

Learn more about this presenter

Lindy Hockenbary is an educator whose strength is helping other educators use technology to enhance learning experiences. She has spent her career in various roles in the education field, including classroom teacher, curriculum writer, technology integration specialist, and professional development manager. She is also the author of “A Teacher’s Guide to Online Learning” and holds several edtech certifications, including Hāpara Champion Consultant and Trainer and Google for Education Certified Trainer and Educator.

 
Lindy Hockenbary

Presented by:
Lindy Hockenbary, Hāpara Champion Consultant

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
Educators, School Leaders, District/Division Leaders, Instructional Coaches

Additional Resources:

What’s new at Hāpara?

Join Nancy to learn about all of the new product updates.

Learn more about this presenter

Nancy has over a decade of design experience and has previously liaised with clients from various industries in an agency environment. At Hāpara, Nancy focuses on understanding the needs of today’s digital classrooms around the world, and is driven to design experiences that will help people. Outside of Hāpara, she enjoys exploring new places, photography, the cinema and good food.

 
Nancy Lan

Presented by:
Nancy Lan, Hāpara Lead Product Designer

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
All audiences

How to use Workspace

Hāpara Workspace allows teachers to quickly find, build, modify and share digital lessons and projects. They can also create student groups to serve different academic levels. Then with just a few clicks, teachers can personalize and differentiate a Workspace for a group or individual learner to support the unique needs throughout their class.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Curate digital content on one organized, straightforward platform
  2. Support learners’ mastery of online content
  3. Personalize and differentiate online learning
  4. Find public Workspaces shared by other teachers in the Hāpara community

 

 

Experience Level:
Beginner

Audience:
All audiences

Say YES to Hāpara Workspace

Hāpara Workspace is the secret sauce to powering awesome learning. During this session, we will bust several common myths about Workspace and explore several reasons why you should start using Workspace right away, regardless of the age of your learners.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the features of Hāpara Workspace that make it the ideal solution for powering awesome learning. 
  2. Develop an understanding of why Workspace should be an integral part of your classroom.
Learn more about this presenter

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.

 
Beth Still

Presented by:
Beth Still, Engagement Manager at Hāpara

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
All attendees

Additional Resources:

Tips and tricks with Workspace

Are you looking for some tips and tricks to use with Hāpara Workspace? Join Kevin’s session to learn about his favourite ways to work with Hāpara Workspace! Whether you have never used Workspace before or use it daily, you will learn something that will help you get more out of this amazing online tool.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to create, edit, share, collaborate and use Hāpara Workspace every day in their classrooms.

Learn more about this presenter

Kevin has been a high school teacher for the last fourteen years, teaching in the United Kingdom and New Zealand. Kevin is currently the Head of Commerce at a New Zealand high school, teaching business and economics. Kevin is a Level 2 Certified Educator for Google, a Hāpara Champion Trainer and a Hāpara Community Facilitator.

 
Beth Still

Presented by:
Kevin Atkinson, Head of Commerce at Hastings Boys’ High School (Hawkes Bay, New Zealand) and Hāpara Community Facilitator

Experience Level:
Educators, School Leaders, Instructional Coaches

Audience:
Beginner, Middle

Additional Resources:

How to use Student Dashboard

Hāpara Student Dashboard is a mobile-friendly student tool for assignments, resources, announcements, grades and more from Google Classroom, Google Workspace and Hāpara. It’s a tool designed to promote student agency by helping learners better manage their time, improve organization and develop executive functioning skills. Learners have their digital textbooks and resources all in one place, whether at school or home.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand what Student Dashboard is.
  2. Understand what learners see on Student Dashboard and what features help learners organize and access their assignments and communications.
  3. Show students how to access Student Dashboard from different devices.

 

 

Experience Level:
Beginner

Audience:
All audiences

Building independence with Student Dashboard

In this session, you will learn all of the ins and outs of Hāpara Student Dashboard. Ashley will explain how to successfully use Hāpara’s Student Dashboard to build learner independence, efficacy and executive functioning skills.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to successfully teach their learners/staff about the benefits of Hāpara’s Student Dashboard.

Learn more about this presenter

Ashley Newman is an instructional technology coach with a strong passion for inspiring students to take ownership of their learning. She is an active Hāpara Champion Trainer who uses her skills to enhance her teachers’ and learners’ educational journey through digital citizenship lessons and voice and choice activities within Hāpara Workspaces. When she is not working, she likes watching movies with her family. Ashley also enjoys creating custom knit and crochet items.

 
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Presented by:
Ashley Newman, Frederick County Public Schools, Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
Beginner

Audience:
Educators, School Staff, School Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Information Technology (IT) Staff

Additional Resources:

Empowering executive functioning skills through digital citizenship

In this session, participants will learn how using Hāpara framed with our school values of kindness, respect and perseverance to help children develop executive functioning skills as citizens in a digital world.

Following this session, participants will be able to:

  1. Define and describe digital citizenship
  2. Transfer what they learnt about executive functioning skills to suit their own school setting
  3. List several executive functioning strategies to develop digital citizenship skills and know when and why to use them
Learn more about this presenter

Sonya Van Schaijik is an experienced SOLO (Structure of Observed Learning Outcome) teacher from Auckland, New Zealand. She co-authored and published a book “SOLO Taxonomy and English Language Learners.” She is a multilingual learner and is currently upskilling her Te Reo Māori language. She was born and spent her first decade in Samoa and has been blessed with the Samoan womanś tattoo known as the Malu. In 2018 she achieved her Hāpara Champion Trainer certification. You can read more about Sonya here on the Hāpara blog. How this urban Auckland school embraces culture, ecology and technology.

 
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Presented by:
Sonya Van Schaijik, educator, Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
Educators, School Staff, School Leaders, Instructional Coaches

Audience:
Middle

Additional Resources:

Using the design process to problem solve with 3D design

In this session, you will learn how to use 3D design to create engaging Hāpara Workspaces that guide learners through the design process to problem solve in the world around them. This will cover the basics of 3D design and printing, as well as how to create a Workspace that can guide students through the design process. No previous experience or access to a printer is required. Jordan will share her journey with 3D printing and how she has used it with primary students to problem solve and create designs that are used within her school.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Create a Workspace that guides learners through the design process with a clear focus or outcome in mind.
  2. Design a basic shape using Tinkercad and know what to look for when designing or teaching students to design.
  3. Understand how 3D design can be used within a learning program to inspire and engage learners from primary to secondary education.
Learn more about this presenter

Based in New Zealand, Jordan has introduced hundreds of learners to 3D design and printing, as well as managing printers within the school. She has taught years 4-6 (3rd-5th grade) and has led Digital Technology and the library at her school. She is also an educational content creator, sharing her expertise, including several series on 3D design and printing. Jordan’s goal is to remove barriers for educators to access digital tools and use those tools to engage and inspire their learners.

 
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Presented by:
Jordan Shallcrass, New Zealand Primary School Teacher, Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
Educators, Instructional Coaches, Information Technology (IT) Staff

Additional resources:

Making Project Based Learning (PBL) easier

How might we, as teachers, make the management of PBL easier and the learning experience more impactful for students by using Hāpara? Join us as we investigate this question by addressing common problems of practice to make the facilitation of PBL challenging. Hāpara is a perfect tool to use to facilitate the six elements of high-quality PBL, including project management.

Rich Dixon, Senior Director of Innovative Learning, will lead this session. Rich recently came to Hāpara from the Buck Institute of Education/PBLWorks, the global leader in PBL. He will share his PBL insights from working with educators across North America and how Hāpara uniquely makes it easier for PBL to be planned, facilitated and managed.

In this workshop, participants will:

  1. Engage with the six elements of high-quality PBL.
  2. Review the features within the Hāpara Instructional Suite that match the unique needs for managing PBL.
  3. Leave with resources and tips for leveraging PBL to increase learner engagement and outcomes.
Learn more about this presenter

Rich Dixon is the Senior Director of Innovation at Hāpara, where he focuses on championing the use of open educational resources to help differentiate learning for every student. He is passionate about applying his 25+ years as a teacher, administrator, staff developer, IT director and curriculum coordinator to promote differentiated learning. Most recently he was the Director of Online Learning at PBLWorks/Buck Institute for Education, where he transitioned the organization from a face-to-face delivery of service to a hybrid model. Rich previously served as the Director of Professional Learning Services at Lesson Planet, was a faculty member of the Education Innovation Alliance and a lecturer in the Graduate School of Education at UC Santa Barbara.

 
Rich Dixon

Presented by:
Rich Dixon, Senior Director of Learning Innovation at Hāpara

Experience Level:
Beginner/Advanced

Audience:
Teachers, Instructional Coaches, and Curriculum Leaders

Additional resources:

Design like Disney: Create a magical experience in your classroom

Disney pulls out all the stops when creating an experience each person attending their parks will enjoy. We can replicate this magical experience in our own classrooms by using lesson design principles to create an inclusive and engaging experience for all students.

In this workshop, participants will use design principles to create a Hāpara Workspace that meets the needs of learners to help them be successful, including (1) organization, (2) design, and (3) modifications.

Learn more about this presenter

Dr. Kaylah Holland holds a Doctorate of Education in Instructional Design and Technology with extensive research in active learning environments. She is a Google Certified Trainer and Innovator, a college professor and an ISTE community Leader. In 2022, she was presented the “20 to Watch” award by ISTE. 

Kaylah is also the Director of Instructional Technology and Blended Learning for BreakFree Education and works to empower educators to foster innovative, sustainable and active educational environments and helps to radically improve education inside juvenile justice facilities.

 
Rich Dixon

Presented by:
Dr. Kaylah Holland, Director of Instructional Technology and Blended Learning for BreakFree Education

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
Educators, Instructional Coaches

Deledao ActiveScan, presented by Hāpara Overview

Welcome to Deledao ActiveScan, presented by Hāpara! A cloud based, AI browser filter that offers real-time filtering with text, image and video analysis.

Deledao ActiveScan, presented by Hāpara is a browser-level content filtering solution focused on digital wellness and online student data privacy. The web filter screens each webpage in real time to analyze text, images and videos to make sure your students see everything they need for learning, and nothing they don’t. It operates on Chromebooks, Windows, Mac OS, mobile devices and tablets.

As a teacher, the web filter also gives you the power to modify what the filter allows students to see, to best fit the needs of your students and lessons. If students need access to normally blocked sites for a specific research project or lesson, you can easily unblock the site(s) for them in the web filter Teacher Portal as needed, without having to go through your IT department.

Discover why Hāpara Workspace makes Google Classroom better

If you already use Google Classroom, you may wonder why you should also use the Hāpara Instructional 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.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Create deep learning experiences, including complex lessons, projects or units in Google Classroom and Hāpara Workspace.
  2. Understand how to differentiate student work using the Hāpara Instructional Suite.
Learn more about this presenter

Lindy Hockenbary is an educator whose strength is helping other educators use technology to enhance learning experiences. She has spent her career in various roles in the education field, including classroom teacher, curriculum writer, technology integration specialist and professional development manager. She is also the author of “A Teacher’s Guide to Online Learning” and holds several edtech certifications, including Hāpara Champion Consultant and Trainer and Google for Education Certified Trainer and Educator.

 
Lindy Hockenbary

Presented by:
Lindy Hockenbary, Hāpara Champion Consultant

Experience Level:
Beginner/Middle

Audience:
Educators, School Leaders, District/Division Leaders, Instructional Coaches

Using Workspace to enhance student engagement and collaboration

In this session, you will learn how to elevate your use of Hāpara Workspace to enhance learner engagement and collaboration. Brittany will show you how to use the Groups feature to engage your students in collaborative experiences through Workspace. She will also demonstrate how to use Google Workspace tools (e.g. Google Slides, Google Docs and Google Jamboard) to provide a variety of collaborative tasks for your students through Workspace. Finally, she will demonstrate how to use other online tools (e.g. Padlet) within your Workspaces to increase and differentiate collaboration within your classroom. Basic knowledge of how to use Workspace will be helpful before engaging in this session.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Use the Groups feature in Hāpara Workspace to provide collaborative experiences for students in Hāpara.
  2. Use different Google Workspace tools (e.g. Google Slides, Google Docs, Google Jamboard) in their Hāpara Workspaces to enhance collaboration amongst their students. 
  3. Use other platforms (e.g. Padlet) to provide a variety of collaborative tasks and opportunities.
Learn more about this presenter

Brittany is entering her fifth year of teaching, with experience in both primary and junior divisions. She is an enthusiastic user of Hāpara when teaching in virtual and in-person learning environments. She is a certified Hāpara Champion Trainer and has worked as a Hāpara consultant this past year. She is passionate about integrating technology into the classroom in a way that fosters collaborative and critical thinking skills amongst her students. In her free time, Brittany enjoys being active, traveling and spending time outdoors.

 
Rich Dixon

Presented by:
Brittany Dunbar, Ottawa Catholic School Board, Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
Middle/Advanced

Audience:
Educators, School Staff, Instructional Coaches

Supporting differentiation with Workspaces

Workspaces can be used to help teachers meet the needs of a classroom full of unique learners without having to write a different lesson plan for every student.

In this workshop, participants will:

  1. Use groups and student IEPs to create a unique pathway through the lesson for each student.
  2. Take the stress out of differentiation and free up the teacher for 1:1 support
  3. Respect student privacy (and FERPA) by keeping differentiation confidential using fictional IEPs based on common accommodations and supports
Learn more about this presenter

Rebecca Recco is a middle school art teacher and college instructor in Oakland, California and is in her 22nd year teaching. Originally from West Virginia, she taught at TK-College in both rural and urban communities in public, private and charter schools. When she isn’t teaching, she loves visiting museums, painting and exploring the West Coast.

 
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Presented by:
Rebecca Recco, Hāpara Champion Consultant

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
All audiences

Additional resources:

Workspaces – Working for you!

In this session, you will discover the basics of getting started with Hāpara Workspace. You will learn all of Ashley’s “How To’s” to create your first successful Workspace. She will also share some of her favorite tips and tricks to streamline the process.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to successfully plan and build a Hāpara Workspace to use in their classroom or for Professional Development.

Learn more about this presenter

Ashley Newman is an instructional technology coach with a strong passion for inspiring students to take ownership of their learning. She is an active Hāpara Champion Trainer who uses her skills to enhance her teachers’ and learners’ educational journey through digital citizenship lessons and voice and choice activities within Hāpara Workspaces. When she is not working, she likes watching movies with her family. Ashley also enjoys creating custom knit and crochet items.

 
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Presented by:
Ashley Newman, Frederick County Public Schools, Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
Educators, School Staff, School Leaders, District/Division Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Information Technology (IT) Staff

Your VIP tour of Hāpara professional development opportunities

Join Heather to learn about all of the free professional development opportunities offered by Hāpara. You will have access to our training courses and materials to further your own professional learning. We will also share training courses and resources for school/district trainers to lead district professional learning.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn where to access Hāpara’s professional development courses for future access.
  2. Explore training content that meets individual, school and/or district needs and goals.
  3. Discover how to master and share Hāpara tools for a positive, student-centered, pedagogical philosophy.
Learn more about this presenter

Heather is the Community Development Manager at Hāpara. She is a dedicated lifelong learner and is constantly evolving her teaching philosophy. Heather has been in education for over twenty years in various roles from a classroom teacher, an EdTech/Innovation Coach and a school administrator before joining the Hāpara team. She lives in Canada with her husband and three children. Heather loves to travel, go on adventures and spend as much time outdoors as possible.

 
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Presented by:
Heather Rentz, Hāpara Community Development Manager

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
Educators, School/District Coaches, Trainers, School Administration

Bring it on: Making mistakes

How do mistakes help make our digital spaces safer? Find out why Kat Crawford, Executive Director of Digital Innovation at Schlechty Center, believes mistakes with technology can help students become good digital citizens and have a more authentic learning experience.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to reteach, repair and renew digital citizenship issues that arise in the classroom.

Learn more about this presenter

Kat Crawford is Executive Director of Digital Innovation for the Schlechty Center. She supports the design of technology innovation and the transformation of school systems (specifically addressing the needs of alternative schools). Kat facilitates professional learning for teachers who strive to cultivate engaging work. She brings a creative zest, which she applies to her educational technology expertise and certifications. Kat’s work is driven by her core belief that all students deserve a high-quality education.

 
Kat Crawford

Presented by:
Kat Crawford, Hāpara Champion Consultant

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
All audiences

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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 Instructional Suite to see where SEL integration can live. She also provides examples of how to embed the CASEL framework into task design and workflow and how to coach learners for success.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Add SEL support into classroom lessons with Hāpara Workspace. 
  2. Understand a fixed mindset vs. a growth mindset.
  3. Use a growth mindset as the foundation for SEL.
Learn more about the presenters

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.

 
Adelee Penner

Presented by:
Adelee Penner, ERLC Consultant

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
All audiences

Social emotional learning and monitoring

Educators need to foster social and emotional learning skills across every classroom. But it’s not always easy with the challenges of online learning and academic responsibilities. And it certainly isn’t helpful to screen monitor in a disciplinary way.

Hāpara takes a different approach than any other instructional management tool allowing educators to easily create social and emotional learning opportunities as students work online: gradually releasing digital responsibility and helping students become independent and responsible learners.

 

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
All audiences

Engaging with learners through asynchronous course programming with Hāpara

Through this session, Kristin will demonstrate different ways to use Hāpara to engage with learners in an asynchronous learning environment. This session is terrific for those educators who are using Hāpara to deliver independent student study or progression through courses, in addition to educators who use the platform to engage in remote learning.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Engage with students to create a more personal connection between educator and learner.
  2. Feel confident in their ability to use various Google features, such as Jamboard, Comments, etc., to engage with students on the Hāpara platform and create strong relationships between educator and learner.
  3. Use cards to personalize Hāpara Workspaces.
Learn more about this presenter

Kristin Basaraba is a high-school teacher in Alberta, Canada, specializing in Career & Academic Advising, in addition to the Independent Learning department head at Parkland Composite High School. Kristin has a passion for technology and has completed her Hāpara Trainer certification. In her free time, Kristin enjoys spending time with her husband and two kids, playing soccer and taking in all things Star Wars.

 
Kat Crawford

Presented by:
Kristin Basaraba, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division, Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
Beginner/Middle

Audience:
Educators, School Staff

Simplifying online and blended learning with Hāpara

It can be overwhelming to make big changes to your teaching, such as moving to a blended or online format. However, if you break big changes down to smaller strategies, these changes become easy! In this session, we will focus on little strategies that help you implement BIG ideas by focusing on four main takeaways for simplifying online and blended learning.

In this workshop, participants will:

  1. Use Hāpara to add SEL elements to online and blended teaching. 
  2. Add elements of learner choice to Workspace.
  3. Create Workspaces with consistent formatting and visual cues.
Learn more about this presenter

Lindy Hockenbary is an educator whose strength is helping other educators use technology to enhance learning experiences. She has spent her career in various roles in the education field, including classroom teacher, curriculum writer, technology integration specialist and professional development manager. She is also the author of “A Teacher’s Guide to Online Learning” and holds several edtech certifications, including Hāpara Champion Consultant and Trainer and Google for Education Certified Trainer and Educator.

 
Lindy Hockenbary

Presented by:
Lindy Hockenbary, Hāpara Champion Consultant

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
Educators, School Leaders, District/Division Leaders, Instructional Coaches

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Working within Workspace: Beginner’s edition

So your school district/division got Hāpara awesome! But now what? This session will explore the different tools that exist within Hāpara Workspace and how to create a Workspace to meet the diverse needs of your learners. Get ready to learn concrete skills that you can take with you right into your classroom let’s go!

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Confidently create a Workspace from scratch.
  2. Understand how to differentiate lessons for diverse learners in one Workspace.
  3. Understand the function of each column and card.
Learn more about this presenter

Kandis Gilks graduated from the University of Alberta in 2017 with an education degree and started teaching Grade 5 right away in Edson, Alberta. Over the past five years, Kandis has gained certification in various areas, such as becoming a Google for Education Certified Trainer, a Hāpara Champion Scholar, an Apple Teacher and a SMART Ambassador. Starting this fall, Kandis will take on a new adventure as Grande Yellowhead Public School Division’s Education Technology-Supervisor Teacher. When she is not diving into professional development opportunities, Kandis enjoys spending time with her two puppies and exploring the great outdoors with her friends.

 
Kandis Gilks

Presented by:
Kandis Gilks, Grande Yellowhead Public School Division, Hāpara Champion Scholar

Experience Level:
Beginner

Audience:
Educators, School Leaders, Instructional Coaches, Information Technology (IT) Staff

Check out our Student Voice Podcast

Welcome to the Student Voice podcast, where we listen to what students have to say. We started this podcast to give students a platform to share what’s on their minds about learning, life and everything else in between. It’s an opportunity for educators to listen to what they have to say, and hopefully give them more insight into what learners deal with in school and at home.

Hāpara self-paced courses

Welcome to Hāpara self-paced courses!

Our Hāpara Community has free, self-paced courses that you can access and complete at your own pace. Join one of the courses and get to know the basics of Hāpara and how you can use it in your classroom. There are eight courses that will provide a deeper dive into the platform, showing you how to guide students as they learn to navigate the internet and practice working and collaborating in a digital world. The courses are made up of short videos, printable diagrams, reflection questions and more. Feel free to share these resources with other educators in your school or district.

 

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