Thank you, Philly!

We had such a great time meeting so many awesome educators, showing off the latest with Hapara and hanging out with our Hapara Champions! Here’s a recap of what went down.

See you in Philly!

Booth #2430 at ISTE 2019

One again we’re packing up and heading out to the ISTE Conference to share Hapara with the world and to connect with some of our favorite educators. We already have lots of fun planned and more to come! Keep up with this page to find out about all of the great things we have going on at ISTE, or sign up for our ISTE updates below.

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We were very excited to reveal our brand new Student Dashboard at ISTE this year.

This exciting new piece of the Hapara Suite will help learners take control over their digital learning and stay organized all year long.


Our little sheepicorn named Hipi found himself wandering the ISTE show floor and getting lost! Luckily, these amazing educators were able to find him and let us know where he ended up.


At ISTE 2019 Amy Miller shared how learners at James Wood Middle School in Virginia were able to learn alongside students from New Zealand and Canada in her session about the Hapara CoLab Project.


Students use digital tools to connect with learners from a variety of backgrounds and cultures, engaging with them in ways that broaden mutual understanding and learning.


Students contribute constructively to project teams, assuming various roles and responsibilities to work effectively toward a common goal.


Students use collaborative technologies to work with others, including peers, experts or community members, to examine issues and problems from multiple viewpoints.


Students explore local and global issues and use collaborative technologies to work with others to investigate solutions.


The CoLab Project: A global learning experience through connected workspace

A Hapara initiative that will connect classrooms around the world to make learning authentic and meaningful for students. Learning will move beyond the four walls of the classroom as students work together to research and act on real-world problems.

About the Presenter: Robin Poncia is passionate about innovative leadership, teaching, and learning where students are at the heart of all decision making. She has worked with all levels of K-12 as a teacher, guidance counsellor, and school administrator. Outside of the classroom she has continued her involvement with schools through the development of education products, training and change management.

Stop Giving Feedback (and start giving feedforward)

Could it be that the feedback we are giving learners is having the opposite effect to what we intend? At worst, it could be detrimentral, at best it could be a waste of time! Learn how to start giving future focused, constructive and specific feedforward as learning is unfolding, to help keep learners motivated and successful.

About the Presenter: Lenva Shearing is Hapara’s Lead Educator. She 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.

Authentic Learning in a Blended Environment

Technology is a valuable tool for extending classtime and maximizing learning.

Learn how Becky Kammin leverages tools like Hapara Workspace to create a blended learning environment in which she can safely bring students outside of their comfort zones, teach critical problem solving skills and celebrate students accomplishments.

About the Presenter: Becky Kammin is an IT Coordinator and Physical Eduacation Coordinator at Next Generation School (K-8) in Champaign, IL. She is a Hapara Champion Educator and Google Certified Educator L1.

A Shift in Professional Learning

Learn how coaches from Ottawa Catholic School Board have leveraged Hapara Workspace as a tool to provide professional learning across the system and to shift teacher and administrative practice within their schools.

About the Presenters: Stephanie is a Learning Technologies Consultant with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. She is passionate about learner agency, future ready schools and is a former seconded teacher to the University of Ottawa. Stephanie is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and a Hapara Certified Trainer/Consultant.

Bill is a Learning Technologies Coordinator (K-12) with the Ottawa Catholic School Board. He is a Google Certified Educator and Hapara Champion Consultant. Bill is a lifelong learner, who supports Deep Learning in his role and as part of his Professional Learning. You can often find him on twitter, so please feel free to touch base @BCor_2

Be a Champ! All About the Hapara Champion Certification Program

Do you have what it takes to become a Hapara Champion? During this session you will learn about the Hapara Champion Certification Program as well as the history of Hapara.

About the Presenter: Beth is a Google Certified Innovator and Hapara Champion Consultant. Beth’s love for educational technology began when she taught social studies at a 1:1 high school. Her passion is helping teachers learn about all of the wonderful things that are possible when technology is used. Connect with her on Twitter—@BethStill.

Is You Google Classroom Stream Getting Crowded? Next steps to improve the student experience

We all love Google Classroom. It’s a great LMS for K-12. However, lessons and units run in Classroom can easily become noisy and distract students. Here, you’ll learn some tips for clearing the noise from Classroom, and how an IMS – Instructional Management System can greatly improve the digital learning experience for your students.

About the Presenter: Dave Barclay is a former teacher, Technology Director and Ed Tech consultant with a deep background in educational technology planning and implementation. His experiences include mobile, online and adaptive learning, instructional technology and district- & campus-wide infrastructure projects that integrate technology into the learning environment.

Differentiation with Hapara Workspace Groups

We’re all supposed to differentiate within our classrooms to give each student the best learning experience we can. How can we use Hapara to do that? We’ll take a look at how to use Hapara to create a differentiated classroom.

About the Presenter: Emily Still is brand new to teaching. She graduated from Chadron State College in May of this year with a K-12 Art Education degree. She will be beginning her first teaching position in the Fall at Moffat County School District in Craig, Colorado teaching K-5 and 9-12.


Check out or takeaways from past ISTE events:

2018 Takeaways    2017 Takeaways    2016 Takeaways

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