A flipped professional learning event

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

 

Welcome to Hipi-Palooza

Presented by: Wayne Poncia, Hāpara President
Wayne Poncia is a well-known thought leader in educational innovation in the United States and Canada. He has provided leadership to Silicon Valley edtech companies whose products are used by millions of users. He has been a prominent player in introducing digital learning and education-focused applications on four continents. As the President of Hāpara, Poncia looks after the product development, sales and customer success teams in New Zealand, Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. He is responsible for portfolio planning, innovation horizons, resource allocation and product success.
 

Keynote address

 

A year to transition

Join Ashley Newman for a powerful keynote address: A year to transition. Transitioning your mindset, workload and learning can be challenging, but with some simple steps, it can become easier. First, focus on yourself and believe in your ability to adapt and grow. Next, evolve your workload by being more resourceful. Through collaboration, promoting student agency and using Hāpara Workspace and free resources, you can design differentiated boards for assignments, projects or units of study. Lastly, embrace a growth mindset by seeing challenges as opportunities to learn and improve. Be open to trying new strategies and seeking help when needed. You will have a year of confidence and success by approaching transitions with a positive mindset, an organized workload and a love for learning.

Learn more about this presenter

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

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Presented by:
Ashley Newman, Educator, Technology Coach and Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
All audiences

Social Media:

Hāpara Community

Welcome to the Hāpara Community. We created the Hāpara Community to bring together educators from around the world where they can learn, collaborate and share.

 

Hāpara Learning Bytes

Earn badges while empowering learners! Learn new Hāpara skills quickly with micro-badging. Find learning experiences that align with your professional goals and interests and apply them right away!

Hāpara Champion Program

What’s the best way to power awesome learning in your school? Become a Hāpara Champion! By addressing the ISTE Standards and earning a Seal of Alignment, the Hāpara Champion program is shown to consciously, purposefully and meaningfully support best practices for digital age teaching and learning.

Hāpara 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.

Sessions

For educators new to Hāpara

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? 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 off 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 Instructional Suite.
  3. Use some quick tips and best practices for getting started with each tool.
 

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone

What’s new at Hāpara?

Join Nancy to learn about all of the new and exciting Hāpara Instructional Suite 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:
everyone

For educators new to Hāpara

Overview of the Hāpara Champion program

The Hāpara Champion Certified Program has been running for over six 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:
everyone

Additional Resources:

For Hāpara Administrators

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.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Review the Hāpara app and Highlights extension in your Google Admin Console.
  2. Verify that archiving is complete to begin loading new data.
  3. Review your Highlights configurations.
  4. Find Hāpara product updates and join the Hāpara Community.
Learn more about this presenter

Carrie is an Implementation Specialist with Hāpara and has over 25 years of experience in educational technology. As a technology coordinator, she has been both a Google and Hāpara Administrator. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys working in the garden and watching hummingbirds, which according to her younger sister, makes her an old lady.

 
Randy Fairfield

Presented by:
Carrie Whalen, Hāpara Implementation Specialist

Experience Level:
All levels

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

Additional Resources:

  • Slide deck
  • Contact Carrie: carrie.whalen@hapara.com
For educators new to Hāpara

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. View and access learners’ work using Student Tiles.
  2. Provide feedback and communicate with learners in Teacher Dashboard.
  3. Differentiate with the Groups feature.
  4. Create and share resources using the Share files feature.
 

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

Ped-AI-gogy: Teaching with Hāpara in a generative AI world

How do you assess learning when generative AI can complete traditional assessments with a high level of accuracy? Every teacher in the world currently has this question! Fortunately, you have a lucky charm in your pocket: Hāpara Highlights. Let’s learn how Highlights can assist with assessments in our new normal, a generative AI world.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Define generative AI.
  2. Explain when it is appropriate for students to use generative AI tools versus not.
  3. Utilize Hāpara Highlights to complete focus and filter sessions.
Learn more about this presenter

Lindy knows the educational technology market in and out as she has spent her career in various roles in the education field: classroom teacher with a 1:1 environment, curriculum designer, professional development provider, technology integration specialist, educational technology consultant and professional learning manager (for Hāpara!). In addition to various roles, Lindy has worked in virtually every area of education: schools, education service agencies, non-profits and edtech companies. Over the last ten years, her consulting work has taken her to schools worldwide, both in-person and virtually. These experiences have given her a unique perspective on K-12 education. She uses these experiences to facilitate hands-on teacher training, engage educators through speaking engagements, and provide product feedback and training solutions to educational technology companies. Lindy wrote “A Teacher’s Guide to Online Learning” and holds several edtech certifications, including Hāpara Champion Trainer and Consultant, Google for Education Certified Trainer, Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Master Trainer and Expert and Minecraft Certified Trainer.

 
Lindy Hockenberry

Presented by:
Lindy Hockenbary, Hāpara Champion Consultant

Experience Level:
Beginner, Middle

Audience:
educators, school leaders, district leaders, instructional coaches

For educators new to Hāpara

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 for 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 20 years in various roles from a classroom teacher, an edtech/innovation coach to 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.

 
Kat Crawford

Presented by:
Heather Rentz, Hāpara Community Development Manager

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
educators, instructional coaches, professional development trainers, school administration, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

For educators new to Hāpara

Teaching and learning in a digital world

Join Dorothy Burt, the Manaiakalani Programme Lead in New Zealand, to learn how to embed effective pedagogy for digital learning. With numerous ways to incorporate technology in the classroom, it can be challenging to determine where to begin, what to adopt, and what to exclude. Making teaching visible to the learner is essential, and having technology in the hands of students has been a significant step forward. This year, focusing on a few important methods can greatly change the way teaching and learning occur in your classroom, school and district.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of building partnerships, for making connections and developing relationships.
  2. Realize the need for leaners to have digital fluency as part of their tool kit of digital citizenship skills.
  3. Proactively empowering learners to know what it means to be a positive contributing digital citizen who makes positive, thoughtful and helpful contributions when online.
Learn more about this presenter

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 in New Zealand

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

Additional Resources:

  • LinkedIn
  • Contact Dorothy: dorothy.burt@manaiakalani.org
For Hāpara Administrators

Manual data loading

When a Google Classroom or automated SIS sync are not viable options, manually loading class and student spreadsheets to roster classes for teachers could be an option.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the process of configuring the settings of a manual data load.
  2. Know how to populate the class and student spreadsheets with your school or district data.
  3. Understand the upload process and troubleshoot any errors that might occur.
Learn more about this presenter

Carrie is an Implementation Specialist with Hāpara and has over 25 years of experience in educational technology. As a technology coordinator, she has been both a Google and Hāpara Administrator. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys working in the garden and watching hummingbirds, which according to her younger sister, makes her an old lady.

 
Randy Fairfield

Presented by:
Carrie Whalen, Hāpara Implementation Specialist

Experience Level:
Middle, Advanced

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

Additional Resources:

  • Slide deck
  • Contact Carrie: carrie.whalen@hapara.com
For educators new to Hāpara

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. Understand 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:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

For educators new to Hāpara

How to use Highlights to be a superhero, not a villain

Hāpara Highlights is a powerful tool that provides teachers with a plethora of superpowers including X-ray vision, the ability to travel through time, omnipotence and more! Discover how to use these powers to be a superhero, not a villain.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Explain the purpose of Highlights to students.
  2. Identify at least three positive uses of Highlights.
  3. Identify at least three negative uses of Highlights.
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, chances are you will find her crafting, painting, or hanging out with her three incredibly spoiled dogs.

 
Beth Still

Presented by:
Beth Still, Hāpara Engagement Manager

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

Additional Resources:

Building efficiency with Activity Viewer

Hāpara Highlights has many great tools to help teachers manage their classrooms without turning them into Technology Wardens, tethered to their desks watching screens. The Activity Viewer helps the active teacher maintain a “guide on the side” collaborative classroom by providing an easy way to identify off-task behavior and deliver appropriate guidance to refocus students.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify off-task students within Activity Viewer.
  2. Utilize the Snaps feature to capture browsing activity.
  3. Consider alternatives to closing tabs when managing student off-task behavior.
Learn more about this presenter

Dave is a former classroom teacher, Information Technology Director and G Suite for Education Implementation Consultant with schools in the United States and United Arab Emirates. He’s as passionate about smart education technology solutions as he is about coaching proper form on the Clean and Jerk at CrossFit.

 
Dave Barclay

Presented by:
Dave Barclay, Hāpara Regional Sales Manager

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
educators, school leaders, instructional coaches, study hall monitors, librarians

Additional Resources:

  • Slide deck
  • Contact Dave: dave.barclay@hapara.com
For educators new to Hāpara

Overview of the Hāpara Learning Bytes micro-credential courses

Join Heather to learn about Hāpara’s asynchronous micro-credential professional development 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 knowledge base. 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.

 
Dave Barclay

Presented by:
Randy Fairfield, Hāpara Champion Consultant

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

Additional Resources:

For Hāpara Administrators

SIS Sync

When a Google Classroom sync is not a viable option, automating the pull of your class and student data gives teachers a view of all of their classes without having to do any syncing from the Teacher Dashboard. Learn how to configure and sync that data for your teachers.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Configure the Hāpara Admin Console settings when using a PowerSchool, Clever or ClassLink sync.
  2. Test class download of data to verify the accuracy of this data before an initial sync.
  3. Understand the class and student data sync process and troubleshoot any possible errors.
Learn more about this presenter

Carrie is an Implementation Specialist with Hāpara and has over 25 years of experience in educational technology. As a technology coordinator, she has been both a Google and Hāpara Administrator. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys working in the garden and watching hummingbirds, which according to her younger sister, makes her an old lady.

 
Randy Fairfield

Presented by:
Carrie Whalen, Hāpara Implementation Specialist

Experience Level:
Middle, Advanced

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

Additional Resources:

  • Slide deck
  • Contact Carrie: carrie.whalen@hapara.com
For educators new to Hāpara

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:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

For educators new to Hāpara

Better feedback with Hāpara Workspaces

Rebecca and Isaac will share various ways that they use Hāpara Workspaces to create a supportive feedback loop with students to ensure that learning goals are met. They will discuss Rebecca’s “feed-forward” method of using student feedback to give better support before assessing student work. They will also discuss ways to leverage peer feedback for better learning.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to create a better system of support for students throughout the learning phase, resulting in better assessment of student work.

Learn more about these presenters

Isaac Emrich and Rebecca Recco teach at Montera Middle School in Oakland, California. Isaac teaches history and is the school’s tech lead. Rebecca teaches art and also trains preservice art teachers through California State University East Bay. When they are not teaching, they love getting out on the water for some paddleboarding or kayaking in any of the gorgeous Bay Area waterways.

 
Lindy Hockenberry

Presented by:
Rebecca Recco & Isaac Emrich, Hāpara Educators

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

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 favorite 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.

 
Lindy Hockenberry

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

Experience Level:
Beginner, Middle

Audience:
educators, school leaders, instructional coaches

Additional Resources:

For Hāpara Administrators

Data loading: Google Classroom Sync & manual class creation

Using a Google Classroom sync is the quickest and most hands-off method for Tech Admins. Teachers can create Google Classrooms and sync the rosters, putting all of the control in the hands of the teachers. Learn more about this option to see if it is a fit for you!

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Evaluate the considerations when deciding to use a Google Classroom sync or allowing teachers to create classes from Teacher Dashboard.
  2. Understand the purpose and necessity of teacher validation groups in the Hāpara Admin Console.
  3. View the Teacher Dashboard from a teacher’s perspective and how they can make changes to their Hāpara classes.
Learn more about this presenter

Carrie is an Implementation Specialist with Hāpara and has over 25 years of experience in educational technology. As a technology coordinator, she has been both a Google and Hāpara Administrator. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys working in the garden and watching hummingbirds, which according to her younger sister, makes her an old lady.

 
Randy Fairfield

Presented by:
Carrie Whalen, Hāpara Implementation Specialist

Experience Level:
All levels

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

Additional Resources:

  • Slide deck
  • Contact Carrie: carrie.whalen@hapara.com
For educators new to Hāpara

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 everything 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:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

Learner-owned reflective portfolios

Using learner-owned reflective portfolios in the classroom has many benefits for students. Learner portfolios help students take ownership of their learning, allowing them to reflect on their progress and goals. Secondly, they provide a holistic view of students’ achievements and growth over time. Learner portfolios encourage self-assessment and critical thinking skills as students continuously evaluate their work and identify areas for improvement.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand the importance of learners keeping a reflective portfolio.
  2. Give learners the skills and confidence to express their feelings and key understandings of their learning.
  3. Reflect on their teaching practice to embed reflective portfolios in everyday learning sessions.
Learn more about this presenter

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.

 
Lenva Shearing

Presented by:
Lenva Shearing – Hāpara Regional Sales Manager and Customer Engagement Manager

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
educators, school leaders, instructional coaches

Additional Resources:

For educators new to Hāpara

Using Hāpara tools to communicate and engage with learners in unique ways

This is a how-to session using different features in Hāpara Highlights, such as Share links, Message, and Pause screens. This session is focused on interesting ways to communicate with students and engage them by using memes, pausing screens, opening links and many more examples.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to use Highlights to communicate with their students and engage them in their learning in a range of fun ways.

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.

 
Kat Crawford

Presented by:
Jordan Shallcrass, Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
educators, school leaders, instructional coaches, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

Additional resources:

For Hāpara Administrators

Setting Chrome default startup page

By default the Chrome startup page is set to a Google search, but that may not be the most helpful site that students or teachers need when they open their Chrome browser. Setting the startup page to Student Dashboard for learners or app.hapara.com for teachers makes Hāpara readily available to them without having to type in a thing!

Learn more about this presenter

Carrie is an Implementation Specialist with Hāpara and has over 25 years of experience in educational technology. As a technology coordinator, she has been both a Google and Hāpara Administrator. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys working in the garden and watching hummingbirds, which according to her younger sister, makes her an old lady.

 
Randy Fairfield

Presented by:
Carrie Whalen, Hāpara Implementation Specialist

Experience Level:
All levels

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

Additional Resources:

  • Contact Carrie: carrie.whalen@hapara.com
For educators new to Hāpara

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.

The web filter 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 Teacher Portal as needed, without having to go through your IT department.

 

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

Blended learning station rotation using Hāpara Highlights features

This session will provide an overview of the different models of blended learning, with a deep dive into the station rotation model. Participants will learn how to use Hāpara Highlights to differentiate learning for small groups and create a focused digital learning environment.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Create leveled groups in Highlights to differentiate learning.
  2. Create session templates to save time with classroom systems and routines.
  3. Schedule sessions ahead of time to provide a focused and supported learning environment for students.
Learn more about this presenter

Kelsey comes to Hāpara with a background in education. Having used Hāpara in the classroom herself, she is passionate about bringing this tool to students and educators. Outside of work, you can find her in the garden or cooking up a new recipe.

 
Lindy Hockenberry

Presented by:
Kelsey Mangione, Hāpara Regional Sales Associate

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
educators, instructional coaches

Additional Resources:

For Hāpara Administrators

Deledao ActiveScan, presented by Hāpara setup

Welcome to the Deledao ActiveScan, presented by Hāpara setup video series! We are excited to give you the opportunity to complete your web filter setup with this self-service setup option or as a review of your completed setup call.

To get started, please start by watching the Deledao ActiveScan, presented by Hāpara welcome video.

Learn more about this presenter

Carrie is an Implementation Specialist with Hāpara and has over 25 years of experience in educational technology. As a technology coordinator, she has been both a Google and Hāpara Administrator. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys working in the garden and watching hummingbirds, which according to her younger sister, makes her an old lady.

 
Randy Fairfield

Presented by:
Carrie Whalen, Hāpara Implementation Specialist

Experience Level:
All levels

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

Additional Resources:

For educators new to Hāpara

Social and emotional learning in the digital classroom

In this session, we will explore the components of social and emotional learning (SEL), strategies for getting started, and how to leverage tech to deliver social and emotional learning in the classroom.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Identify the components of social and emotional learning.
  2. Implement high yield teaching strategies for social and emotional learning.
  3. Learn how Hāpara can support social and emotional learning components.
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 as well as an Apple Teacher, and has served many roles in instructional technology. In her free time, Lisa enjoys spending time with her husband, three kids, and two vicious weenie dogs.

 
Lindy Hockenberry

Presented by:
Lisa Monthie, Hāpara Engagement Manager

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

Additional Resources:

For educators new to Hāpara

Hāpara Champion Program — graduate credit opportunity

Learn how to make the most of your Hāpara Champion Program journey by registering for graduate credit at Ashland University. You can apply all your knowledge acquired through the Hāpara Champion Program to receive graduate credit. After completing the Hāpara Champion Educator, Hāpara Champion Scholar and Hāpara Champion Trainer courses, you are one project away from credits for renewal and certification!

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Apply for Ashland University’s Hāpara Champion program graduate course for professional development credits.
  2. Understand how they can showcase their learning from the Hāpara Champion Program.
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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 to 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.

 
Kat Crawford

Presented by:
Heather Rentz, Hāpara Community Development Manager

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

Additional Resources:

For Hāpara Administrators

Administering the Hāpara Highlights module

Hāpara Highlights gives teachers visibility of student screens. By reviewing the specifics of this module yearly, teachers will have uninterrupted access to this invaluable tool.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Verify the pushing of the Highlights extension to students in the Google Admin Console, including new students to the school or district.
  2. Find the Highlights settings in the Hāpara Admin Console.
  3. Review student privacy settings, single sign on settings and optional features.
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Carrie is an Implementation Specialist with Hāpara and has over 25 years of experience in educational technology. As a technology coordinator, she has been both a Google and Hāpara Administrator. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys working in the garden and watching hummingbirds, which according to her younger sister, makes her an old lady.

 
Randy Fairfield

Presented by:
Carrie Whalen, Hāpara Implementation Specialist

Experience Level:
All levels

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

Additional Resources:

  • Slide deck
  • Contact Carrie: carrie.whalen@hapara.com

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 learned 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.
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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 woman’s 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.

 
Lindy Hockenberry

Presented by:
Sonya Van Schaijik, Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
educators, school staff, school leaders, instructional coaches

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Utilizing Workspace to engage staff in professional development

Hāpara Workspace is primarily utilized to engage students; however, there is great opportunity to engage staff in professional development using the platform. In this session, participants will explore various ways to engage adult learners with the platform in synchronous sessions with their colleagues.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to utilize Hāpara Workspaces to structure effective synchronous professional development for teachers.

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Kristin Basaraba is an assistant principal at a dual campus middle/high school in Alberta, Canada, specializing in independent virtual learning programming for students. 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, traveling and taking in all things Star Wars.

 
Kat Crawford

Presented by:
Kristin Basaraba, Hāpara Champion Trainer

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone

Additional resources:

Contact information:

For Hāpara Administrators

Give them a reason

The visibility of student Chrome browser tabs and current screens through Hāpara Highlights helps to promote a positive teacher-learner relationship. Teachers can close the browser tab of a student who may be off task or distracted by the freedom of the internet. By providing students with age-appropriate and constructive reasons why their tab has been closed, you can ensure that Hāpara is being used for its intended purpose.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Understand why a variety of reasons is needed.
  2. Access and review Hāpara’s list of reasons.
  3. Add reasons for closing tabs in the Hāpara Admin Console.
Learn more about this presenter

Carrie is an Implementation Specialist with Hāpara and has over 25 years of experience in educational technology. As a technology coordinator, she has been both a Google and Hāpara Administrator. Outside of work, Carrie enjoys working in the garden and watching hummingbirds, which according to her younger sister, makes her an old lady.

 
Randy Fairfield

Presented by:
Carrie Whalen, Hāpara Implementation Specialist

Experience Level:
All levels

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

Additional Resources:

  • Contact Carrie: carrie.whalen@hapara.com

Three tips for coaches: Personalize support for educators with Hāpara Workspace

Join Amy Miller, an Engagement Manager from Hāpara, to learn how you can use the Hāpara Workspace to empower educators to improve professional practice in a way that enhances agency and supports effective learning environments.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to use Hāpara Workspace to:

  1. Foster collaborative environments.
  2. Expand, refine and build new skills.
  3. Share ideas and resources.
  4. Improve professional practice to maximize student learning.
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Amy started her career as a middle school History teacher. After 18 years of teaching, she was able to take her love for technology and assisting educators into a role as an Instructional Technology Coach for 3 years. Amy is passionate about building positive relationships with educators, developing professional learning opportunities and helping educators create and support effective digital learning environments to maximize learning, provide differentiated and collaborative instruction and create an engaging learning experience for all learners.

 
Lindy Hockenberry

Presented by:
Amy Miller, Hāpara Engagement Manager

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
district/school leaders, instructional coaches

Additional Resources:

For educators new to Hāpara

Using free open educational resources in the classroom

This session will provide an overview of what open educational resources are, their benefit to teaching and learning, and how Hāpara Workspace offers a wealth of lesson, unit, and project open educational resources that can be used right away.

Following this presentation, participants will be able to:

  1. Learn how to access high quality open educational resources (OER) for both teaching and learning.
  2. Understand that Hāpara Workspace offers thousands of open educational resources (OER) that can be freely adapted for their use.
  3. Explore the role open educational resources (OER) play in differentiating the learner experience in order to increase student engagement and outcomes.
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Rich Dixon 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, Information Technology 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, Edtech Consultant

Experience Level:
All levels

Audience:
everyone, educators new to Hāpara, new educators

Additional Resources:

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