Canvas Admin Network

Let's Talk Canvas!

Network | Virtual | Free

  • Date: Wednesday, Dec 7, 2022

  • Time: 1 – 1:45 PM

  • Virtual

  • Intended Audience: Canvas Administrators, Tech Directors, Anyone who fulfills the duties of a Canvas Administrator

  • Registration Fee: Free and open to GOCSD Members and Nonmembers

Description

Are you a Canvas Administrator? If so, take 45 min of your day to collaborate and learn with the person who does what you do in other districts. Add an agenda item from which you’d benefit to make this meeting exactly what you need. We have two regional experts facilitating the conversation, and three authorities from Instructure participating in the session.

December Share and Tell Activity: All participants will have the opportunity to share their screen and tell the group about an element from their Canvas instance such as a well designed homepage, an effective module, a favorite external app, helpful hack, etc.

This networks intends to meet virtually the first Wednesday of each month.

Facilitators

Sarah Knight

Sarah Knight

Instructional Technology Specialist
Nixa Public Schools

Sarah began her career as an elementary teacher and quickly became very interested in the ever evolving technology that was available to support instruction and learning. That interest led her to specialize in technology and get a Masters in Instructional Technology. She then professionally transitioned to Nixa Public Schools’ Technology Department as the Technology Integration Specialist for the district. Sarah has worked in instructional technology for the last ten years and has had a front seat to its impact on education. She serves as the Canvas administrator for Nixa Public Schools.

Nathan Dingman

Nathan Dingman

District Instructional Coach of Technology
Webb City R-7 School District

Nathan works with teachers to improve the use of technology in their classrooms from K-12. Nathan has worked as an Instructional Coach of Technology since 2012 and has managed many platforms including being the administrator for the Canvas Learning Management System for the Webb City R-7 School District.

Guests from Instructure

Levi Gephart

Levi Gephart

K-12 Senior Account Executive
Instructure

Levi has been with Instructure since 2018 working with institutions on the eastern half of the U.S. to evaluate the benefits of Canvas LMS. These Institutions include state cycling organizations to schools for the deaf and blind as well as the more traditional school districts. With deep midwestern roots, Levi is invested in establishing genuine relationships to help increase equity and ultimately help students achieve more.

Kirk Kezel

Kirk Kezel

Regional Director
Instructure

Kirk joined Instructure in the fall of 2021 as the Regional Director for the Midwest. He has worked with school districts for his entire career. He began working as an Elementary School teacher in Jacksonville, FL and later worked as a district administrator in Evanston Township #202 in Evanston, IL. He has also held various roles in implementation, client support, and sales within companies that serve K12. Kirk is a firm believer that a collaborative approach makes everyone more effective.

Thomas Turano

Thomas Turano

Solutions Engineer
Instructure

Thomas has worked at Instructure since 2014, currently a Solutions Engineer on the K12 sales team. He began his career in education at Florida SouthWestern State College and Collegiate High School where he helped lead the professional development department. In 2012, he played a key role in managing the institution’s adoption of Canvas, being one of the first ten schools in the nation to implement the LMS. Prior to Instructure, he was a Faculty Technologist at Tulane University; at Instructure, he managed the Training Team and served as a Strategic Consultant. Thomas is a Prosci Certified Change Practitioner, ATD Certified Trainer and Instructure product expert.

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