Strong Start Academy sessions will empower educators to design and deliver engaging online courses using Canvas and Acellus. These courses are open to educators in school districts participating in NWRESD's distance learning suite of services.
Questions? Please reach out to Corin Wyatt, NWRESD's Instructional Technology Innovation Director.
Note: Nestucca Valley, Tillamook, Vernonia, St Helens and Sauvie Island Educators: Your district leadership requests you attend Sept. 1-3 Synchronous Courses.
Strong Start Academy Synchronous Sessions
Going Deeper: Canvas 101+ Sept. 1, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. In this introductory session, we will work with you to understand the basic overview and features of the Canvas Learning Management System. We will cover user profiles, roles, instruction design features and more. This session will take you step by step through Canvas LMS!
Canvas 301 and Beyond Sept. 2, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. In this session we will work with you to deepen your expertise in the Canvas LMS and provide you hands on opportunities to create a sample course and kick start your work!
Lesson Design in Canvas and Materials Curation Sept. 3, 2020 from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. This two-part session will help you design effective lessons in online spaces and locate/use learning objects from outside your learning and content management system. We will cover: setting up a structure; organizing materials; using a variety of media and practice activities; expanding your knowledge around lesson design; simple Canvas tips; places to locate usable content; what to look for in resources you find; expanding your knowledge about curation; your return contributions to communities of learners; tying in content from Acellus or other pre-created content.
This self-directed, self-paced online course is presented in two modules to lead you through the basics of Canvas LMS and course design.
Module 1: If you're already familiar with Canvas or your district is employing a different landing spot for content, this module can serve as a refresher. Or if you feel confident, you can jump directly to Modules 2 and 3.
Please click the registration button below to begin the enrollment process! Need help? Contact Ally Stutzer.
If you already have a Canvas account at the ESD (eg: you enrolled in the experimental sandbox course earlier this month or have taken other professional development offered at the ESD) please use the same credentials upon enrolling in Strong Start. If you're new to professional learning at the ESD, please create a new account with us.