GOCSD Canvas Academy

⚙️Highly Effective Teaching & Leading 💻Virtual 💲Paid

The GOCSD Canvas Academy leads newbies through creating a course from a template, and provides supplemental content for experienced users.  You can access the course at any time and work at your own pace using the course strictly as a resource to access tutorials and tips or participate in the course to earn badges and GOCSD Canvas Certification, which will be recognized by GOCSD member districts.

Registration Fees

  • GOCSD Member ($50.00)

  • SW Center Member Partner ($100.00)

  • Other ($150.00)

Within 24 hours you will receive an email invite. You can then follow the steps in the GOCSD Catalog Guide for help accepting enrollment in the course.

Janetta Garton

The course is facilitated by Janetta Garton who will be available to answer your questions and provide assistance as needed.

Janetta Garton has 31 years of experience in public education. She was a classroom teacher for 13 years, before serving in other roles that include: Technology Curriculum Director, Federal Programs Director, Digital Media Coordinator, and Coordinator of Instructional Innovation. She has a passion for learning and her expertise is in blended and virtual learning. She has years of experience in providing professional learning opportunities, planning and facilitating initiatives, serving as a system administrator for various digital platforms, and onboarding new teachers. She continues to serve the educational community as GOSCD’s Professional Learning Coordinator, and as an independent digital learning consultant.

More Professional Learning Opportunities


Our GOLearn PL Framework provides an overview of the learning experiences we offer. This systems approach supports continuous improvement and allows members to identify the offerings that meet their needs, providing a personalized experience. It includes three strands: Systems Thinking, Safe and Collaborative Culture, and Highly Effective Teaching and Leading.

We use the Learning Forward Standards for Professional Learning when designing our experiences to ensure that we provide professional learning that leads to high-quality leading, teaching, and learning for students and educators.

Review our GOLearn Framework to identify sessions that meet your needs, see what sessions are currently open for registration on our PL Events webpage, and access the content in our on-demand catalog to start learning now.