Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at https://instructure.adobeconnect.com/canvaslivesessions/
Starts at 1:00 PM · Ends at 2:00 PM, MST (America/Denver)
This month we present Exciting Elementary Explorations! This Canvas Live session will give users an opportunity to discover concepts surrounding some creative ways to integrate Canvas in K-5 classrooms. We will be discussing exciting topics such as scavenger hunts, digital field trips, fun with videos and more! Join us in exploring best practices, sharing ideas and discovering more about what Canvas Training has to offer!
Our Canvas Training Team presents the T2T Series ('Train 2 Train'). This monthly series is designed for those wonderful folks who are in the position of training their faculty and/or staff on using Canvas. Every month, we'll discuss and ask for feedback on various topics and features in Canvas. Why... cuz we 'get' what you do... and we want you to keep doing it!
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- Erin Wasson
Canvas Trainer at InstructureI came from the world of K12 education before becoming a Canvas Trainer for Instructure. I was a technology and instructional coach, a Canvas mentor, a school Admin in Canvas and a Video Production, Science and Social Studies teacher in the middle grades. I have a BA degree in History and a MA degree in Instructional Design and Technology from the University of Central Florida. I am passionate about blending instructional design methods, pedagogy and technology integration to make classroom content more accessible, relevant and engaging for students. I live in Florida and work remotely as a trainer. I am so excited to be part of a company with a solid vision and unparalleled support for their clients. I enjoy being part of a team who builds product knowledge and confidence for our Canvas community. My early experiences with Canvas were as a graduate student and then as a teacher who utilized Canvas to support and enhance classroom instruction. After struggling through several other LMS products, I realized I had finally found the one that would make the biggest impact on my instructional practices. Canvas helped me create a more open, yet structured learning environment for my students and I knew I had to spread my enthusiasm to other teachers, schools and districts! In my spare time, I love to travel and explore new places. I enjoy all types of music, especially alternative and rock, and have been to over 150 concerts in the past ten years. I went on a Walking Dead cruise last year (I survived!) and I have a healthy obsession with all things Halloween and zombies. I also like comics, conventions and superheroes. And I am a huge Michigan football fan...Go Blue!
- Erin Keefe
Training Team Lead at InstructureCanvas Trainer. Eighteen years in public school education - brick and mortar, online, and school administration. I love adopting animals, vacationing by the water, and college basketball. ______ At my heart - I am a teacher. When I was hired for my first English teaching job, in an inner city school district, the secretary gave me a set of keys and a map for how to get to my new classroom. When I unlocked the door I was met with an abundance of light from a large bank of windows highlighting the freshly waxed floors, rows of tables and chairs, and empty bookshelves. No textbooks, no supplies, no nothing. Surely this had to be a mistake? I quickly found out it was not. I also quickly found out that I can handle just about anything. Cutting my teeth in that room, in that district, with those students was the best thing that ever happened to me. I am resilient. I solve problems. I think on my feet. I am not afraid of challenges. And, at my heart, I am a teacher. This has served me well throughout my many transitions in my career. I found myself interviewing for a teaching position at cyber charter school in December 2004. I had, up to that point, made exactly one PowerPoint. Just like that, I was the only English teacher for this brand new cyber charter school. Everything was online, I taught every grade from 7 through 12, and I was in love with what technology could do for these students. I have seen it tear down walls between students and teachers, build students up who previously had no hope, and provide tremendous opportunities for children, teachers, and parents. That position allowed me to stretch in ways that I never imagined. In addition to teaching students I had the opportunity to also I design professional development for teachers who were on the cutting edge of education. I also project managed a change to a new learning management system. I know the power of educational technology, the importance of a teacher, the ability to reach through a computer screen and grab a student’s heart for learning - no matter his or her age.