Canvas Ambassadors Program

Overview

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iLearnNH's Canvas Ambassador's Program is a two day, in-person training scheduled for August 1-2, 2022 in Concord, NH. The vision of the program is to build a network of advanced Canvas users that can help support Canvas adoption in their school communities. In addition to Canvas technical skills applied to a K-12 or adult education learning environment,  participants will explore change management challenges and best practices to support accessible course design.

Following the onsite training, the program will include mentor support, a virtual teacher community, and quarterly meet-ups for alumni to brainstorm ideas, troubleshoot issues, and inspire one another with creative uses of ed tech in the in-person classroom.

Objectives

By the end of the training, Canvas Ambassadors will:

  • Self-identify as intermediate or advanced Canvas users capable of incorporating Canvas in the classroom in practical, creative ways that support learning and teaching. 
  • Understand the challenges of adopting new technology, including areas of growth, possibility, and barriers to success within their schools and districts.
  • Become a part of a growing community of New Hampshire educators committed to using educational technology in relevant, innovative ways that meet the needs of 21st century learners.
Dates & Location

The Canvas Ambassadors training will take place from August 1-2, 2022 at the Franklin Pierce Law School in Concord, NH.

Dates: August 1-2, 2022
Address: Franklin Pierce Law School, 2 White Street, Concord, NH
Hours: 8am - 3pm

While the program is isolated to the two-day intensive, participants will be asked to complete a few brief activities before the training begins (30-60 minutes anticipated). Participants will also have the opportunity to continue sharing and exploring as a part of an online alumni community and through quarterly virtual meet-ups.

Community & Support

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At the beginning of the training, each participant will be assigned one Canvas mentor based on their role and needs. Mentors are available at any time to review lesson plans, talk through concerns, share successes, and provide support for delivering professional development or training in their district.

Participants will additionally receive access to Canvas trainings material used throughout the program that alumni can use and adapt within their own schools. Materials include handouts, exercises, course examples, etc.

Following the training, all participants will receive an invitation to a closed Teaching with Tech Facebook Group to provide an ongoing, communal space to discuss challenges and share successes.  Each quarter the group will have the opportunity to meet virtually in the Teaching with Tech Gathering Room to check in on any progress or barriers and share successes.

Compensation

All participants will receive a $300 stipend to compensate for training time and travel. Lunch and snacks will be provided each day free of charge.

Participants will earn 12 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) and a certificate of completion.

Topics Explored

By the end of the training, participants should be able to identify the many areas of overlap and interconnection between Canvas features and be able to apply their skills to new Canvas tools. Each day will include opportunities for participants to work independently, collaborate with peers, and apply Canvas knowledge to their own students and subjects.

Topics Explored

  • Pages & the Rich Content Editor
  • Modules
  • Assignments
  • Discussion Boards
  • Quizzes
  • Rubrics
  • Gradebook
  • SpeedGrader
  • Embedding Media
  • Confronting Change Resistance
  • Accessibility Best Practices (e.g. font sizes, text and background colors, accessibility checker, etc.)
  • Canvas Buttons, Banners, and Images
Participant Profile

Ambassadors should be high-tech leaders in the school community. Once accepted, participants will be asked to demonstrate Canvas knowledge or take a pre-training in basic Canvas skills in order to get the most out of the training.

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Canvas Ambassadors Are

 Teachers or instructional support (curriculum designers, support staff, reading specialists, etc.)
 Tech-savvy
 A member of a diverse school Canvas Implementation Team (if applicable)
 Eager to learn
 Excited about education technology
 Ready to join a collaborative community of NH educators

Interested in applying but not sure you fit? Reach out! Send us a line at info@iLearnNH.org.

Apply Today!

If you think you are a good fit for the program, please submit your  application by April 29, 2022. We will let you know if you are accepted no later than May 31.

While the Canvas Ambassadors application cycle is technically closed, reach out if you are interested in learning more or becoming a Canvas Ambassador.

The Canvas Ambassadors Program Application includes three sections:

PART 1: Background Information
  • Complete basic information about your role, teaching experience, and beliefs about technology in the K-12 classroom.
PART 2: Education Technology Artifact
  • Please submit an artifact that demonstrates how you use technology in the classroom (e.g. a lesson plan, a video tour of your online classroom, link to NearPod presentation, Canvas course, etc.). You can also send us your artifact directly at info@iLearnNH.org.
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PART 3: Recommendation Letter

Note that once accepted, participants must demonstrate Canvas competency or complete a pre-training course in basic Canvas skills. Options include:

  • Attend iLearnNH's Canvas Bootcamp (June 27-July 1, 2022) OR
  • Share a Canvas course that demonstrates competency OR
  • Provide a badge or certificate of completion for an approved self-paced Canvas training course (e.g. Canvas K-12 Ready) 

In order to help ensure success, a school administrator from each participant's school must additionally sign a School Commitment Letter acknowledging the time and energy teachers will dedicate to the iLearnNH training and subsequent time and support required to share their learning within their school or district.

Questions

Have a question about the program or know someone who may be a good fit? Excellent! We love questions. Please direct any and all concerns to info@iLearnNH.org.

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