Resources

Find the resources you need to take digital teaching and learning to the next level.

What’s included in the Hapara suite?

Learn more about the Hapara suite and how it compares to other learning platforms.

Technical Implementation Questions

Find out everything you need to know to successfully deploy Hapara.

Chromebook Visibility Tools Comparison Chart

Learn how Hapara stacks up to other monitoring platforms.

Infographics

Hāpara + G Suite = a plan for successful teaching from home

The Hāpara Instructional Suite brings G Suite tools together to help educators create a robust learning ecosystem, and deliver instruction from anywhere in the world–even from home. With Hāpara, teachers can easily provide formative feedback in a Google Doc, encourage digital citizenship and efficiently differentiate to provide personalized learning experiences.

Executive Functioning Skills and the Self-Regulated Learner

All individuals are born with the potential to develop executive functioning skills–kids just need a little help from adults. Learn about executive functioning skills and what Hāpara Student Dashboard can do to help learners develop them.

The Evolution of Digital Citizenship

Schools need to prepare students for a more connected, more technological future. Learn how tools like Google and Hapara can support learners in gaining these critical life skills.

Personalized PBL with Hapara and Google Tools

Learn the eight elements of project based learning, how to personalize projects for every learner and how G Suite and Hapara make it easy.

The Evolution of Monitoring

When it comes to learners working online, where do you land? Learn how educators have evolved their monitoring policies in order to gradually release control to learners, giving them autonomy and agency over their digital learning.

Better Together: Build Your Digital Classroom with Google Classroom & Hapara

Find out how Hapara and Google Classroom work hand-in-hand. Google Classroom is a free resource that helps educators manage learners working in the cloud. Hapara is a suite of instructional management tools that offers visibility into learners’ work and insight into their browsing, while providing tools for differentiation and personalization. Together, they power a streamlined digital classroom that puts learners first.

E-Books

Real-world, Hands-on, and Project-based – An Instructional Leader’s Guide to Authentic Learning

In this report, we break down everything you need to know about authentic learning, with examples of authentic learning projects created by educators from around the world. This guide is for all admins and teacher leaders hoping to positively impact their school communities.

The Evolution of Monitoring

When it comes to learners working online, where do you land? This e-book in which educators from around the globe reflect on their triumphs, failures and lessons learned from teaching in the digital age.

The Emperor’s New Edtech: Making the Digital Transition in Your School

When it comes to edtech, one size simply does not fit all. As more and more schools make the transition to digital learning, it can be easy to get caught up in the promises of exciting new tools when results are difficult to measure. This free e-book from Hapara expands on these tips for measuring the impact of new technology in your school or district, so you can make the best decisions for your learners.

Webinars

Online and blended learning 101

What can you do to prepare for the uncertainties of face-to-face learning in the foreseeable future? Get back to basics! Understanding some basics such as the learning continuum and synchronous vs asynchronous learning is key to tackling a shift from face-to-face to blended or online learning. Join us to learn how schooling complications in a COVID world can become simple.

How Hāpara Workspace helped a teacher construct more meaningful relationships during a pandemic

Tracey will share how Workspace made her school’s closure during the pandemic a positive rather than a drawback. She’ll share how much closer she became to her students and how much more personalized learning became as a result.

What’s happening at Hāpara? Product updates, new initiatives and more! (August 12, 2020)

Join us to hear about all of the exciting updates we’ve made to Hāpara, just in time for back to school. Product Manager, Erin Harding will talk with host Robert Bailey about what’s new, what’s coming soon and how you can use these updates to create amazing digital learning experiences for all of your learners, in person or from home.

Culture, class, and race

A conversation with authors Brenda and Franklin CampbellJones about how to use constructive conversation to unite and energize your school.

Candid discussions about the 2020-21 school year (June 24, 2020)

The best way to gauge student needs is first to listen. Join us for a student panel discussion where a diverse group of young people from across the United States, Canada and New Zealand will come together to discuss their biggest educational challenges, propose solutions and share what they think school should look like in the future. Giving these students a platform to speak about what is most important to them in terms of receiving an equitable education is the first step in effecting change in classrooms everywhere.

Candid discussions about the 2020-21 school year (June 3, 2020)

Join us for another round of our thought leadership series with school and district leaders around issues that educational leaders everywhere are currently confronted with. Our panel of district leaders will discuss what school might look like next year, and how to organize for it.

Candid discussions about the 2020-21 school year (May 29, 2020)

We are launching our thought leadership series with school and district leaders around issues that educational leaders everywhere are currently confronted with. Our panel of district leaders will discuss what school might look like next year, and how to organize for it.

Planning for the new school year in a new normal with Hāpara

What will school look like in 2020/21? As we wrap up a highly unconventional school year, we are now confronted with planning for another academic year that brings with it a lot of uncertainty. Join Dave Barclay for a conversation about how to plan for the unknown and ensure that learners receive an education at school or at home with Hāpara Workspace and Student Dashboard.

Helping schools reduce costs and align to flexible learning

Join Robert Bailey, as he discusses how to minimize app fatigue through consolidating your presence in the most cost-effective classroom management solution on the market. Robert will share how Hāpara can provide schools with everything they need to seamlessly deliver instruction on campus or at home.

Measuring teacher-student collaboration in G Suite with Hāpara

Join Hāpara team member Dave Barclay, a former IT director and classroom teacher, for a discussion on how you can use Hāpara Analytics to measure the success of your G Suite adoption. This is especially important during the global pandemic as schools turn to digital learning as a means of delivering instruction. How effective is teaching and learning with G Suite? Is your district moving toward tech transformation? What do you need to do to move digital learning up a level? Dave will answer these questions and more.

A teacher’s tips for early elementary Hāpara Workspaces at home

Join Hapara and Ashley Newman for a webinar designed especially for K-3 teaching and learning. In it you’ll learn how to plan and build a Workspace for remote learning that supports elementary students and parents.

The three pillars of remote learning during a pandemic

Feeling overwhelmed with the resources available for educators during COVID? You’re not alone! This webinar will cover the three big areas we should keep front and center to best support students and teachers, and how to take action on them.

A high-level view of classroom workflows: Moving from paper and face-to-face to digital

Are you excited to keep learning more about how to use G Suite and Hāpara for remote learning? Your trusty filing cabinet holds all of your lesson plans, and you ask your students to turn in their notebooks for grading. Well, life has changed, hasn’t it? Your filing cabinet is in a locked school, and your students are now online. Take a look at how to move your classroom workflows into the cloud.

A teacher’s tips for Hāpara Workspaces at home

Join us and Ashley Newman, a 6th grade teacher from Virginia, as she shares how she’s used Hāpara Workspace to teach her students in the classroom and from home during the quarantine. She’ll share her playbook for how to plan your Workspace for success, tips and tricks to make building your Workspace easy, and how to follow up with students in Workspace.

Empowering communities to learn from home

Learners need to know now more than ever that their teachers are there for them and that they care. Daily face-to-face check-ins and plenty of formative feedback are critical to the continuation of learning while school is closed. Join us for an informative Q&A session with Lenva Shearing and Fiona Grant of the Manaikalani cluster in New Zealand. They’ll share tips on best practices for at-home teaching and learning, and give us a detailed look at how their school is doing it.

Learning from home: Ideas and support to continue teaching and learning from home with Hāpara and G Suite

Join us for an informative webinar on how to continue teaching from home. Hāpara Professional Learning Coordinator and former tech coach, Amy Miller will take a deep dive into how to set up workflows for teaching from home, best practices for successful remote learning, sample teaching schedules and how to use Hāpara to make tools like Google Classroom more accessible.

Teach and learn from home: best practices for continued learning during school closure

Join us for a webinar on how to keep teaching and learning going even when schools are forced to close. Beth will cover ways to create a flexible home learning environment, maintain teacher-student communication and different ways that you can use the Hāpara Instructional Suite for at-home learning.

Positive Psychology Meets Positive Technology: How to Turn School Stress into Resilience

  • Get an overview of the wellbeing science of Positive Education
  • Understand how your strengths impact relationship stress
  • Consider how relationships are both a source of and a solution to classroom stress
  • Gain ideas on how you can handle stress more effectively by becoming a flexible thinker
  • Connecting core values to support colleagues, inform leadership decisions, and decrease psychological rigidity in classroom practice
  • Develop skills on how to avoid stress-inducing thinking traps.
  • Learn a mindfulness technique that switches stress off in an instant

Punctuated Feedback to Maximize Student Feedback

Providing effective student feedback during the learning process increases student success but is variable in nature. Maximizing the impact on student achievement involves understanding the key components, developing a culture of feedback, and addressing inhibiting factors that may occur. Deep dive into the research by John Hattie to develop a culture of feedback, key components of effective feedback, and learn popular ways in which technology can support the belief that all students can improve.

Making the Best Technology Purchasing Decisions

Join us for a thoughtful discussion about what questions district leaders should consider when purchasing technology in order to have a true impact on student learning.

Are we asking too much of learners? Using technology to develop executive functioning skills

Are we asking too much of kids? Is the technology learners are using in school developmentally appropriate? Robin Poncia, VP of Marketing at Hāpara and former classroom teacher, school counselor and principal will explore this topic. Learn about how executive functioning skills should play a role in edtech development, and how Hāpara has made it a top priority.

Getting started with Hāpara Student Dashboard

Tech coach Amy Miller of Frederick County Public Schools will share what she did to prepare her learners for the launch of Hāpara Student Dashboard, feedback from learners and teachers and reflections on what it means for learning.

High-quality project-based learning: Setting the foundations for student success

Join us for a discussion on how to create the right conditions for project-based learning, and learn about what true PBL looks like in the classroom. Our guests, John Larmer and Rich Dixon of PBLWorks will be leading the discussion and sharing their expertise on effective PBL strategies.

The Evolution of Digital Citizenship

Find out how our Chief Learning Officer Wayne Poncia has seen expectations for students shift over the years and how you can use new technologies to help students meet these new learning goals.

Leading the Shift to Authentic Learning

Scott Lewis will teach you how to lead the shift to authentic learning. He’ll share how he supports teachers as they create authentic learning experiences for learners.

What does it mean to prepare students to be successful?

The world is not only changing; it has changed. Never before have we experienced the speed and volume of advancement as we have over the past two decades. Regardless of our personal preference and comfort, rapid change will remain an integral part of life for the foreseeable future. This is the reality our students will face when they complete their formal education, and this is what prompts us to embrace modern learning. Modern Learning seeks to prepare students for the realities of the modern world by matching the learning that takes place in schools with the realities of the modern workplace and life, in order to most effectively prepare students for success.

Using Hapara Workspace for personalized PBL

An inquiry based approach to learning is driven by learners’ curiosity about the world around them. It recognizes the importance of student voice and choice and encourages connection, cooperation, and collaboration by allowing students to pose and solve problems together and create new learning. In this webinar, Lenva Shearing will teach your how to bring inquiry based learning to your classroom with the help of Hapara Workspace and G Suite. Lenva has been a school leader in a school where Inquiry based learning was the basis of all teaching and learning programs.

The Evolution of Monitoring

As educators open the web to learners, there is an increased responsibility to ensure student safety. The challenge is – is this accomplished by locking down access and policing learner browsing, or through supervised self-monitoring and a gradual release of responsibility? Join Hapara for this webinar in which we will cover the stages of releasing control to learners as you make the shift to a more student-centered digital learning philosophy.

Deeper Learning in the Digital Age

Join Hapara’s Chief Executive Officer, Wayne Poncia, as he takes a close look at deep learning – explaining what it is, what it looks like in the classroom and how you can help students take their learning further with the help of digital tools.

Data and Your Digital Adoption

In this webinar we will discuss how data can help illuminate and guide your district’s path of technology adoption. Specifically, we will address data sources and concerns, strategies for using data to inform decision making around technology rollouts, learning initiatives and professional learning and best practices for communicating data-driven insights to stakeholders.

The Personalization of Learning

At Ottawa Catholic School Board, our journey has combined the shifting of pedagogical practice with the infusion of technology to meet every student in their journey. This webinar will focus on how personalized learning has changed learning outcomes at OCSB and how technology has helped us increase student agency.

Authentic Writing and Literacy

We keep hearing about the importance of including authentic writing tasks in literacy education. But what does that really look like in a typical classroom? In this webinar, Randy Fairfield will provide strategies for engaging learners in authentic writing tasks, and will share some of the digital tools he recommends for creating deeper literacy learning experiences.

Using High Yield Strategies with Student Portfolios

During this webinar, Instructional Technology Resource Teacher, Liz Thomas, will focus on the high-yield strategies of collaboration, feedback, reflection and checking for understanding when using digital portfolios. You’ll be shown an example of a portfolio template that focuses the high yield strategies. We will collaborate using Padlet and backchanneling through our online webinar site. Sound like fun? If so, please join me.

Digital Learning Environments for All Learners

Digital learning environments can provide unique ways to engage students and provide more personalized, student-centered learning. However, making the shift can be overwhelming. Where do you start? In this webinar, Beth Still, a K-12 Innovative Teaching and Learning Specialist for Gering Public Schools in Nebraska will share her approach to creating optimal digital learning environments using Hapara Workspace. Beth will teach you how to set up a Workspace that allows you to differentiate for your unique learners.

Removing Barriers – Allowing Learners Choice in Place and Time

Our learners have busy, diverse lives. Sometimes we forget that on top of completing their education, they may be competing in high-level sports or other activities. Some might be working part-time, or full-time, to help support their families. Some may even have children of their own. Others are ready to move beyond other learners their age and accelerate their learning, while other members of their class might need a little more time to work through the material. Allowing learners flexibility in what courses they take, when, and where, provides a greater opportunity for them to be successful at school. This webinar will highlight some examples of what Wolf Creek Publics Schools has done to remove barriers and enable learners to finish high school in ways that suit their lifestyles.

Leading PLCs to Develop Shared Understandings

In this short webinar, Louise Johnston will discuss what Professional Learning Communities are and how they can be used in a school or district to help educators come together around new curriculum initiatives. Louise will share tips for setting up PLCs in your school, as well as how she has used Hapara Workspace to lead PLCs that empower educators to implement and differentiate learning for all students in their learning communities and walk away with a deeper understanding of the curriculum they will teach.

Tips and Tricks for Providing Formative Feedback in Your Digital Classroom

Providing quick and meaningful feedback is one of the most important strategies teachers can leverage to propel student learning. In this webinar, Hapara Champion Trainer Randy Fairfield will share his tips and tricks for leveraging Hapara and other digital tools to provide learners with timely, actionable feedback.

White Papers

Digital Citizenship for Today’s Classroom

In this special report by Hapara, Mike Ribble, lifelong educator, leader, and author of the Nine Elements of Digital Citizenship, makes a strong case for the inclusion of curriculum addressing digital commerce, digital etiquette, digital rights and law, online security, as well as health and wellness issues associated with using connected devices.

Instructional Management – 50 Years in the Making

What’s the difference between the Learning Management System and an Instructional Management System? Get the history and see the future. Instructional Management technology makes teaching and learning faster, easier, and more effective for teachers and learners. Download this white paper to learn why K12 schools around the world choose Instructional Management to meet their teaching and learning goals.

Using Edtech to Build Noncognitive Skills

Ultimately, we all want the same thing for our children. We want them to lead happy, healthy, productive lives. What can schools do to help families make that happen? Current research suggests that the answer to this question is a fairly simple formula that is, however, challenging to construct. Download this white paper to learn more about globally recognized schools that marry education technology with strong non-cognitive skills.

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