As teachers adapt to technology being as pervasive as textbooks, the CLASS Conference intends to provide professional learning that will meet the needs of teachers still emerging in their use of technology as well as the teachers that have been teaching with it for some time.
The CLASS Conference will repeat on three dates, with six slots per day.
8:00 - 9:00
9:10 - 10:10
10:20 - 11:20
11:30 - 12:30
1:30 - 2:30
2:40 - 3:40
|A118||Synergy Gradebook, Rubrics & Drop Box||Home-School communication options in Synergy||Assessing student learning with Synergy Assessments||Assessing student learning with Synergy Assessments|
|A218||Social Learning Ideas in G Suite||Student Project Ideas for Google Slides (that aren’t Presentations!)||Making Learning Visible with Google Sites||G Suite Foundational Skills||Visible evidence of understanding in Google Drawing||Opportunities to Respond in Pear Deck|
|B118||Monitor Chromebook use and guide student learning with Hapara||Make recordings with MyVRSpot||Share video playlists and galleries with MyVRSpot||Feedback Loops in G Suite||Formative Feedback in Google Forms|
|B218||Syncing Synergy & Google Classroom||Chrome & Chromebooks||Manage digital workflows with Google Classroom||Micro-Feedback Loops with Google Keep||Syncing Synergy & Google Classroom||PDF annotation for students with Kami|
|A111||Choosing digital tools with The Matrix||Supporting Students with Disabilities using Assistive Technology|
|A112||Excite readers with 24/7 access to eBooks||Exploring learning resources with Destiny Discover||Engaging secondary students using Gale and World Book||Engaging K-1 students with library resources on the iPad|
|A113||Differentiated Learning Opportunities in the K-1 Classroom using iPads||Zoom||Personalized Learning||Personalized Learning|
You must register in Performance Matters for each session you plan to attend. Use the filters below to quickly & easily pull up links to the registration page for each available course. More registration information is included below.
There is no cost to attend the CLASS Conference sessions, but a limited number of chairs are available in each session. You must register through Performance Matters for each session you wish to attend.
Do we get credit for attending?
District or Building Professional Learning hours may be available for some (or all) sessions offered at the CLASS Conference, as determined by your Principal (building) or curriculum specialist (district). Properly signing up in Performance Matters will help you keep track of what you attended.
District vs. Building Credit
Sessions appear in Performance Matters as district courses. If your Principal is offering BUILDING credit for attending, ask your office staff to convert your session credits from district to building in Performance Matters.
Please be considerate of colleagues and register only for sessions you actually plan to attend, and unenroll as soon as any conflicts arise to free up your seat for others.
You can sign up for exactly what you need! Build the schedule that makes sense for you by registering for the sessions of your choosing. All of the sessions being offered are 1 hour in length and many of the most popular workshops will be offered multiple times during the day to allow the greatest flexibility in choosing sessions that fit your schedule. Feel free to come back for a second or third day and learn more!
Remember you are creating your own personal schedule for the day. Session leaders will not be able to look up your registrations for you. Make note of what sessions you registered for, or use the mobile app to view them. See the section at right for information on installing the Performance Matters mobile app, if you are curious.
To have access to your own schedule, you might want to install the Performance Matters mobile app on a device that you plan to bring to the conference. To do so:
1. Download the app for your device:
2. To login, use your LPS credentials and the LPS code:
8:00 - 9:00 AM
9:10 - 10:10 AM
10:20 - 11:20 AM
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
1:30 - 2:30 PM
2:40 - 3:40 PM
Please bring your LPS assigned laptop.
If you are a new-to-LPS employee you can sign up for sessions with a “guest” account. Bring your own laptop, but you may be limited to observing sessions, depending upon the tool and your status in the onboarding process.
Lunch is NOT provided.
There is a 60 minute window between sessions 4 & 5 in which you might leave the building and visit any of the surrounding food options.
Dress in layers.
The air conditioning can be tricky in large buildings in the summer. It gets chilly sometimes!
Rather than create a technology plan that emphasizes the “what,” LPS branded our tech plan CLASS (Connected Learning for the Achievement of Students & Staff) to articulate “why” the plan was adopted.
LPS resolves to support, train, and develop staff so that district supplied digital resources can be leveraged to extend the reach of instruction, enhance access to data and expand learning opportunities.