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      The Top 5 K-12 Sessions from InstructureCon 2021

      Our annual customer-led conference for educators and edtech users drew over 10,000 attendees. Here are some of their most-loved K–12 sessions.

      Canvas Greatest Hits Through Students' Eyes: Consistency, Clarity, and Compassion

      You’ve heard us talk about Canvas, you’ve heard teachers talk about Canvas, but would you believe us if we said that even students are talking about their love for Canvas? If you’ve ever wondered which Canvas features have the greatest impact on the student experience, then you’re in for a treat! In this session, students from Owen J Roberts and Pennsbury High Schools discuss which Canvas features have helped them navigate virtual courses and connect with their teachers the most.

      Watch the session to hear helpful Canvas tips from the student perspective that serve as reminders to teach with consistency, clarity, and compassion.


      Ways to Leverage Canvas in an Elementary Classroom

      After an abrupt shift to online learning two years ago, today’s teachers are more comfortable using technology to drive learning. But now what? How can teachers continue to leverage these tools to support even the littlest learners? Join Carrie Gardner and Lindsey Hallett, the makers of the well-loved “Canvas for Elementary” Facebook group, to learn how to: 

      • Map digital learning modules to specific learning targets
      • Design flexible learning paths to create differentiated learning experiences for your students 
      • Use data to drive next steps in the K12 face to face classroom

      Watch the session to learn more about leveraging Canvas in a hybrid learning environment, and get access to helpful resources that will help you plan, build, and deliver your own digital content station Modules in Canvas.


      Keeping it Real—Managing Experiential Learning With Canvas

      Student disengagement is real. The need for hands-on learning experiences is real. This session will provide you with a real solution. Learn how Christina Godard, Instructional Coach from Gettysburg Area School District manages hands-on, experience-based activities in Canvas. In this session you’ll learn how to:

      • Structure experiential learning activities in Canvas using Modules
      • Account for both offline and online learning
      • Use check-in systems to ensure student success
      • Add themes and games to take your activities to the next level

      Watch the full session to learn how Canvas can be used to structure experiences that allow students to learn by doing.


      Canvas Certified Educator Program: From My Eyes

      As schools and districts evolve to meet the needs of every learner, teachers must also be supported as they adopt new instructional delivery methods. That’s where the Canvas Certified Educator Program (CCEP) comes in. But don’t take our word for it, hear from Canvas Certified Educator, Jim Wolf, and CCEP creator, Erin Keefe to:

      • Learn more about the CCEP program structure and what to expect
      • Hear what other Canvas Certified Educators think of the program
      • See how the courses are designed to support both teachers & leaders

      Watch the session to learn about the ins and the outs of the program and get helpful advice from the Canvas Certified Educator community.


      Magical Adventures of the Gamified Canvas Classroom

      It’s not considered learning if you’re having fun, right? Wrong! According to Tish Richmond, Tech Integration Specialist & LMS Coordinator at Medford School District, all learning can be fun with the right instructional tools and strategies. In this session, you’ll learn how to:

      • Layer the most motivational techniques of gameplay over your curriculum in Canvas
      • Increase student collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity
      • Create engaging stories and experiences that put the magic back in learning

      Watch the session to get tips, tricks, and ideas that will supercharge student engagement


      If you missed InstructureCon 2021, or you just miss InstructureCon, browse and explore the sessions here.