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Welcome to Sioux City’s Carnival of Canvas Conference, 2016!

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM  REGISTRATION
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM  THE BIG TENT:  CANVAS KEYNOTE
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM  THE BIG TENT:  THREE RING CIRCUS
11:15 AM - NOON  MAIN ATTRACTION: SESSION #1
NOON - 1:00 PM  THE BIG TENT:  CARNIVAL CONCESSIONS (LUNCH!)
1:15 PM - 2:00 PM  MAIN ATTRACTION: SESSION #2
2:15 PM - 3:00 PM MAIN ATTRACTION: SESSION #3
3:00 PM - 3:15 PM  THE BIG TENT:  A CARNIVAL OF PRIZES
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Wednesday, April 6
 

7:45am

Pre-Conference East High BLT Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Richard Todd

Richard Todd

Principal, Sioux City Community Schools


Wednesday April 6, 2016 7:45am - 9:00am
Rocklin Center B174

7:45am

Pre-Conference North High BLT Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Ryan Dumkrieger

Ryan Dumkrieger

Principal, Sioux City North


Wednesday April 6, 2016 7:45am - 9:00am
Rocklin Center B174

7:45am

Pre-Conference West High BLT Meeting
Speakers

Wednesday April 6, 2016 7:45am - 9:00am
Rocklin Center B174

9:00am

The Big Tent: A Canvas Keynote
Speakers
avatar for Marisa Burkhart

Marisa Burkhart

K12 Solutions Engineer, Canvas
Marisa has 14 years experience as  teacher and district administrator. As the Director of Educational Technology at Huntley 158, a K-12 unit district of over 9000 students, Marisa has seen first hand how an LMS is a game changer in a digital classroom.   She has designed and... Read More →
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Solutions Engineer, Canvas
I have been teaching online and blended courses for the last five years. I led the organization and development of Flip'In Utah, a flipped and blended learning conference for teachers. I have been teaching and training with Canvas LMS for the last 3 years and currently work for... Read More →



Wednesday April 6, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Rocklin Center B174

10:00am

Three Ring Circus
Wednesday April 6, 2016 10:00am - 10:45am
Rocklin Center B174

11:00am

Badges for Learning---Come and Get it!
Speakers
avatar for Marisa Burkhart

Marisa Burkhart

K12 Solutions Engineer, Canvas
Marisa has 14 years experience as  teacher and district administrator. As the Director of Educational Technology at Huntley 158, a K-12 unit district of over 9000 students, Marisa has seen first hand how an LMS is a game changer in a digital classroom.   She has designed and... Read More →
avatar for Jared Ward

Jared Ward

Solutions Engineer, Canvas
I have been teaching online and blended courses for the last five years. I led the organization and development of Flip'In Utah, a flipped and blended learning conference for teachers. I have been teaching and training with Canvas LMS for the last 3 years and currently work for... Read More →


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
L126

11:00am

Escape Artist – Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

You're locked in a room. The clock is ticking. You only have 45 minutes to get out. You must use skills, cunning, and collaboration. You must - Break OUT! Join us for a Canvas-themed BreakoutEDU, and discover how the new phenomenon of Breakout games is taking over education.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Crawford

Mike Crawford

Canvas Technology, Sioux City Community Schools



Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
L423

11:00am

Juggling Station Rotation with Canvas
Limited Capacity seats available

Come ready to throw some balls in the air in this session as we beguile students with our ingenuity (and our hand-eye coordination). Station-Rotation model allows students to visit various stations or centers during the allotted time for a specific subject. This effective practice is engaging for students, and it allows teachers to make decisions about what groups students should be in based on where they are in mastering a given concept. It allows teachers to re-group constantly and differentiate all the time. Come to this session and discoverways to incorporate Canvas into your current station rotation practices.


Speakers
avatar for TRACY VANDER WILT

TRACY VANDER WILT

Consulting Teacher, Sioux City Community School District



Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
W108A

11:00am

Bumper Cars--Professional Development that Won't give you Whiplash
Limited Capacity seats available

Does professional development leave you feeling like you are driving a bumper car?  Is the main goal to crash into as many people as possible while driving in circles?
Let's use Canvas to change that!  Canvas allows you to personalize professional development, creating voice and choice which encourages each individual to customize their learning experience.  Canvas can
  • Bring Anytime, Anyplace learning to PD
  • Encourage dialogue and collaboration across classrooms, buildings and district
  • Customize the learning experience for each professional

 


Speakers
avatar for Kari Webb

Kari Webb

Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment, Sioux City CSD
I currently work as the Director of Curriculum, Instruction and Assessment for the Sioux City Community School District. Prior to this role, I had the privilege of serving as the Northwest Regional Manager for the Iowa Governor's STEM Initiative. I have worked at the district level... Read More →



Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
L432

11:00am

Discussion Based Learning: Ring Toss!
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking to improve instruction? Want to increase literacy? Are the students writing skills not up to par? Discussion based learning using Canvas as the forum can improve the odds of high quality instruction in your classroom with a guaranteed prize...UNDERSTANDING!


Speakers
avatar for Dave Vickery

Dave Vickery

Consulting Teacher, Sioux City Community School District
Dave Vickery is a former AP Chemistry teacher and current Innovative Instructional leader in the Sioux City Community School District. He brings practical, high engagement strategies that are guaranteed to enhance student and teacher experiences in any classroom.



Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
L433

11:00am

Plinko--Organize Your Canvas Course
Limited Capacity seats available

"I imported that file last week, but where did it go?"  "Where is that picture?"  "I uploaded that test last year, but where is it now?  "What the heck is going on here??  I'll just use a paper copy."

Do you ever feel like your Canvas is unorganized?  Does it resembela game of Plinko--bouncing all over the place?  If you are a teacher/administrator who is looking to really get all of your files organized inside Canvas, this is a session for you!  You'll discover ways to organize your files so that they are easy to find:  week to week, month to month or even year to year.  I will break down how to organize your files and design your Canvas course so that it is easy to use for both you and your students.


Speakers
avatar for John Casotti

John Casotti

Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
avatar for Steve Drent

Steve Drent

Consulting Teacher, Sioux City Schools
I was a math teacher teaching Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 in the Sioux City Community School District for 18 years at East High. While in the classroom one of my goals was to have some form of a personal relationship with each student. The last couple years my career turned... Read More →



Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
L124

11:00am

The amazing assessment animal: e-Portfolio!
Limited Capacity seats available

Want students to be able to demonstrate their mastery of standards electronically through Canvas?  Come meet the amazing assessment animal, the E-portfolio feature!  In this session you will be walked through how to have your students create an electronic portfolio housed within Canvas.

Speakers


Wednesday April 6, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
L207

12:00pm

Carnival Concessions: Lunch Provided!

Wednesday April 6, 2016 12:00pm - 12:45pm
Rocklin Center B174

1:15pm

Assessment Funhouse
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to take your exams to the next level of engagement? In this session you will learn how enhance your assessments to engage all learners. As students move through your exams they will face new challenges, surprises, and fun that will make them excited for their next test!


Speakers
avatar for Steve Watts

Steve Watts

Program Coordinator, Digital Learning
Would students still show up to school even if it was optional? My goal is to help make school so engaging that students would always choose to show up. I taught biology at Sioux City West High School for the first 7 years of my career. I spent one year as an instructional strategist... Read More →



Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
L432

1:15pm

Carousel of Differentiated Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Feel like the ride is never ending when it comes to DI? Come see how to let Canvas help you and your students ride the same ride with different experiences !

Speakers
avatar for PAMELA MALONE-MASON

PAMELA MALONE-MASON

Consulting Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
W108B

1:15pm

Escape Artist – Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity filling up

You're locked in a room. The clock is ticking. You only have 45 minutes to get out. You must use skills, cunning, and collaboration. You must - Break OUT! Join us for a Canvas-themed BreakoutEDU, and discover how the new phenomenon of Breakout games is taking over education.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Crawford

Mike Crawford

Canvas Technology, Sioux City Community Schools



Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
L423

1:15pm

Discussion Based Learning: Ring Toss!
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you looking to improve instruction? Want to increase literacy? Are the students writing skills not up to par? Discussion based learning using Canvas as the forum can improve the odds of high quality instruction in your classroom with a guaranteed prize...UNDERSTANDING!


Speakers
avatar for Dave Vickery

Dave Vickery

Consulting Teacher, Sioux City Community School District
Dave Vickery is a former AP Chemistry teacher and current Innovative Instructional leader in the Sioux City Community School District. He brings practical, high engagement strategies that are guaranteed to enhance student and teacher experiences in any classroom.



Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
L433

1:15pm

Dizzy Dragon Course Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Designing an online course can sometimes make you dizzy, but this session will help you build a course from the ground up using pages. See how button navigation makes the Canvas experience with pages seemless and intuitive for students.
 

Speakers


Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
L126

1:15pm

Plinko--Organize Your Canvas Course
Limited Capacity seats available

"I imported that file last week, but where did it go?"  "Where is that picture?"  "I uploaded that test last year, but where is it now?  "What the heck is going on here??  I'll just use a paper copy."

Do you ever feel like your Canvas is unorganized?  Does it resembela game of Plinko--bouncing all over the place?  If you are a teacher/administrator who is looking to really get all of your files organized inside Canvas, this is a session for you!  You'll discover ways to organize your files so that they are easy to find:  week to week, month to month or even year to year.  I will break down how to organize your files and design your Canvas course so that it is easy to use for both you and your students.


Speakers
avatar for John Casotti

John Casotti

Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
avatar for Steve Drent

Steve Drent

Consulting Teacher, Sioux City Schools
I was a math teacher teaching Algebra 1, Geometry, and Algebra 2 in the Sioux City Community School District for 18 years at East High. While in the classroom one of my goals was to have some form of a personal relationship with each student. The last couple years my career turned... Read More →



Wednesday April 6, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
L124

2:15pm

Assessment Funhouse
Limited Capacity seats available

Are you ready to take your exams to the next level of engagement? In this session you will learn how enhance your assessments to engage all learners. As students move through your exams they will face new challenges, surprises, and fun that will make them excited for their next test!


Speakers
avatar for Steve Watts

Steve Watts

Program Coordinator, Digital Learning
Would students still show up to school even if it was optional? My goal is to help make school so engaging that students would always choose to show up. I taught biology at Sioux City West High School for the first 7 years of my career. I spent one year as an instructional strategist... Read More →



Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
L432

2:15pm

Carousel of Differentiated Instruction
Limited Capacity seats available

Feel like the ride is never ending when it comes to DI? Come see how to let Canvas help you and your students ride the same ride with different experiences !

Speakers
avatar for PAMELA MALONE-MASON

PAMELA MALONE-MASON

Consulting Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
W108B

2:15pm

Escape Artist – Breakout EDU
Limited Capacity seats available

You're locked in a room. The clock is ticking. You only have 45 minutes to get out. You must use skills, cunning, and collaboration. You must - Break OUT! Join us for a Canvas-themed BreakoutEDU, and discover how the new phenomenon of Breakout games is taking over education.

Speakers
avatar for Mike Crawford

Mike Crawford

Canvas Technology, Sioux City Community Schools



Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
L423

2:15pm

Juggling Station Rotation with Canvas
Limited Capacity seats available

Come ready to throw some balls in the air in this session as we beguile students with our ingenuity (and our hand-eye coordination). Station-Rotation model allows students to visit various stations or centers during the allotted time for a specific subject. This effective practice is engaging for students, and it allows teachers to make decisions about what groups students should be in based on where they are in mastering a given concept. It allows teachers to re-group constantly and differentiate all the time. Come to this session and discover ways to incorporate Canvas into your current station rotation practices.


Speakers
avatar for TRACY VANDER WILT

TRACY VANDER WILT

Consulting Teacher, Sioux City Community School District



Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
W108A

2:15pm

Dizzy Dragon Course Design
Limited Capacity seats available

Designing an online course can sometimes make you dizzy, but this session will help you build a course from the ground up using pages. See how button navigation makes the Canvas experience with pages seemless and intuitive for students.
 

Speakers


Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
L126

2:15pm

Turnitin Ferris Wheel
Limited Capacity seats available

Join me on the Turnitin Ferris Wheel for an exhilarating spin in the clouds! This session is devoted entirely to teachers who are not English teachers who want to invite more student writing with less teacher grading into their classrooms. When you leave this session, you will know how to utilize the Canvas/Turnitin app (not the checkmark that says Turnitin is enabled) and how to get more out of your kids' writing!   


Speakers
avatar for Jenny Gasaway

Jenny Gasaway

Technology Consulting Teacher, Sioux City Community Schools
After 23 years of classroom teaching in various levels and subjects, I stepped into the role of Technology Consultant. My days are spent helping teachers integrate 21st Century skills into their lessons.



Wednesday April 6, 2016 2:15pm - 3:00pm
L433

3:00pm

The Big Tent: Carnival Prizes--Play and Win!

All good Carnivals end with---prizes!  Join us back in the Big Tent for a Carnival of Canvas---and some swag to take home.

This is the ticket!



Wednesday April 6, 2016 3:00pm - 3:15pm
Rocklin Center B174