GOCanvas  Network

Conversations for Canvas Admin

⚙️ Highly Effective Teaching & Leading 💻 Virtual 🆓 Free

  • Date: Wednesday, November 1, 2023

  • Time: 1 – 1:45 PM

  • Virtual: A recording of the session will be distributed to those who register.

  • 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

About this Network

Are you a dedicated Canvas Administrator, passionate about enhancing the educational experience for your district? If so, we invite you to take just 45 minutes out of your day to join our exclusive networking event designed to bring together like-minded educators like yourself!

This network provides you with the unique opportunity to collaborate and learn from fellow Canvas Administrators across various school districts. Share insights, strategies, and best practices that have proven successful in your district and discover new perspectives from professionals who understand exactly what you do.

Don't miss out on this chance to expand your network, learn from the best, and make a real impact in your district's Canvas implementation.

Why Participate?

Customized Agenda for Your Needs: This event is all about catering to your interests and professional growth. We encourage you to add to our collaborative agenda, which will be shared with you after registering. This way, we can ensure that the topics discussed are exactly what you need to enhance your skills and address the challenges specific to your role.

Expert Facilitator: Our networking sessions are facilitated by a regional expert in educational technology and Canvas administration. Her expertise will guide the discussions, making the event engaging, informative, and incredibly valuable.

Instructure Authority Participation: To make this event even more insightful and enriching, we are excited to have the participation of authorities from Instructure. They will provide invaluable insights into the latest updates, features, and innovations in the Canvas platform. Take advantage of this opportunity to interact directly with the experts behind the technology you use every day.

Regular Gatherings for Continuous Growth: We understand the importance of ongoing support and learning in the ever-changing educational landscape. That's why this network will meet virtually on the first Wednesday of each month during the school year. By meeting regularly, you'll establish strong connections with fellow educators, enabling continuous growth and fostering a supportive community.


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.

Guests from Instructure

Ryan Stanley

Ryan Stanley, EdD
Senior Account Executive K-12

Ryan joined Instructure in 2022 after 22 years serving as a teacher, coach and administrator, including 13 years in the Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Missouri. He was the founding principal of the LEAD Innovation Studio, an award winning, project based learning school with an emphasis on self-directed learning and mentorship. Ryan is passionate about sharing his experience leveraging technology to support teaching and learning with partner districts across the midwest.

Levi Gephart

Levi Gephart
Senior Account Executive K-12

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.

GOLearn Professional Learning Framework


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.