Presentation Title

Three Classes, Two Teachers, One Canvas Course

Document Type

Presentation

Session Description

Two teachers (one on campus, one part-time telecommuter) used a single Canvas course to teach three different digital art classes concurrently. Students made decisions based on personal interest before researching and then applying knowledge within projects; this increased intrinsic motivation and quality of final projects. Teachers emphasized reflection and revision as an ongoing process in hopes that students would see learning as a personal experience rather than means to a grade. With the help of Canvas’s mobile apps, communication tools, video conferencing, differentiated instruction, and peer reviews, students in this class experienced a unique and collaborative blended learning environment.

Keywords

K-12, High School, Instructional Design, Course Design, Canvas, Communication, Visual Arts, Collaboration, Distance Teaching, Co Teaching, Cooperative Teaching

Audience Focus

Both K-12 and Higher Education

Start Date

7-27-2016 3:00 PM

End Date

7-27-2016 4:00 PM

Brief Biography of Primary Presenter

Kristin Lundstrum is a teacher at DeLaSalle High School who advocates for student-centered learning. She has an MEd in Learning Technologies from the University of Minnesota. Emily Beckman co-teaches and oversees the Student Information System and Learning Management System at DeLaSalle High School.

 
Jul 27th, 3:00 PM Jul 27th, 4:00 PM

Three Classes, Two Teachers, One Canvas Course

Two teachers (one on campus, one part-time telecommuter) used a single Canvas course to teach three different digital art classes concurrently. Students made decisions based on personal interest before researching and then applying knowledge within projects; this increased intrinsic motivation and quality of final projects. Teachers emphasized reflection and revision as an ongoing process in hopes that students would see learning as a personal experience rather than means to a grade. With the help of Canvas’s mobile apps, communication tools, video conferencing, differentiated instruction, and peer reviews, students in this class experienced a unique and collaborative blended learning environment.