2022 CLASS Conference

The LPS CLASS Conference is a yearly professional learning event that provides opportunities to explore how digital tools can support teaching and learning. 

in-person

June 28 & July 14 in-person

In-person sessions (limited capacity) will be held at the Don Clifton Professional Learning Center on two dates this summer!

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Two Zoom Sessions per week

Remote learning opportunities will be available on most Tuesdays and Thursdays, all summer long!

Compensation

Compensation available

Many staff will be eligible for compensation. For details, see the Q&A in the "Registration" section lower in this page.

This year’s CLASS Conference will focus on the use of digital tools to support growth in each of the 4 Domains of Charlotte Danielson’s Framework for Teaching.

 

You must pre-register in the professional learning catalog for each session you wish to attend. Links to register are in the list presented lower on this page.

June 28th Session Grid

AM - Domain I: Planning & Preparation

Featured Session
8:00-9:00 am

Breakout 1
9:10-10:10 am

Breakout 2
10:20-11:20 am

Featured Session: Domain 1 - Planning and Preparation Getting to "Know" Your
Class Using Synergy
Building Assessments
in Synergy
Hapara for monitoring student
Chromebooks and Google Drive
Pear Deck Basics
MyVRSpot & WeVideo:
Curating & Creating Content
Preparing Course
Content in Synergy

PM - Domain III: Instruction

Featured Session
12:30-1:30 pm

Breakout 1
1:40-2:40 pm

Breakout 2
2:50-3:50 pm

Featured Session: Domain 3 - Instruction Google Classroom
for Student Interaction
Formative Feedback
in Google Forms
Interacting with
Students in Hāpara
Engaging Students with
Pear Deck
PDF Assignments
for Students with Kami
Creative Projects with
WeVideo Classes and Soundtrap

July 14th Session Grid

AM - Domain II: Classroom Environment

Featured Session
8:00-9:00 am

Breakout 1
9:10-10:10 am

Breakout 2
10:20-11:20 am

Featured Session: Domain 2 - Classroom Environment Google Classroom Basics Equity in EdTech
Interacting with
Students in Hāpara
Synergy Course Content
for Organizing Materials
Google’s Illustration Tools Google Slides is More
than a Presentation Tool!

PM - Domain IV: Professional Responsibilities

Featured Session
12:30-1:30 pm

Breakout 1
1:40-2:40 pm

Breakout 2
2:50-3:50 pm

Featured Session: Domain 4 - Professional Responsibilities Optimizing Synergy GradeBook
(Secondary Only)
Synergy & Zimbra
Tips for Communications
Updating LPS Profile &
Synergy Class Information
Organizing your Google Drive
(and Drive for Desktop)
Capturing Instruction with
MyVRSpot & WeVideo
Understanding the LPS
ITT Process & Digital Security

Session List

You must pre-register in the professional learning catalog for each session you wish to attend. Use the "Register" link in this table to easily find them.

Registration

Cost

There is no cost to attend the CLASS Conference sessions. You must pre-register in the professional learning catalog for each session you wish to attend.

Do I get paid for attending?

K-12 Learning Acceleration
The CLASS Conference Featured Sessions (Course #27112) offered to start the morning and afternoon timeframes on each of the in-person conference dates may be taken for K-12 Learning Acceleration Professional Learning Hours. (All certified staff, maximum 4 hours.)

Other Opportunities
Certified staff might be eligible to be paid for attending additional professional learning sessions offered by Computing Services throughout the summer. To determine your eligibility, please refer to your curricular area's section of the LPS Learning Acceleration Guide for 2022.

Questions should be directed to the office of Professional Development at 402-436-1851.

Do I get credit for attending?

You may be eligible for building or district professional learning credit, as determined by your Principal (building) or curriculum specialist (district). You will select the appropriate credit type when signing up in the professional learning catalog. Credit hours are only available for attending the scheduled session. No credit hours are available for viewing (potential) recordings of the sessions after they have ended.

Plans changed?

Please be considerate of colleagues and register only for sessions you actually plan to attend, and unenroll as soon as any conflicts arise. Especially for face-to-face sessions.

Build-Your-Own Schedule!

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.

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.

New to LPS?

If you are a new-to-LPS employee you can sign up for sessions in the professional learning catalog 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.

Mobile Access

To have access to your own schedule, you might want to install the professional learning catalog (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: iOS or Android
  2. To login, use your LPS credentials and the LPS code: jcsfjw

Questions?

About sessions?
Kristi Peters (kristi@lps.org)

About the registration process?
Professional Development
at 402-436-1851

Be Prepared

Driving Directions

Tips

Bring your LPS-assigned laptop.

If you are a new-to-LPS employee who has not been assigned a laptop yet, you can 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

A break will be provided between AM/PM sessions during which participants may choose to eat lunch on their own. Bring a sack lunch, or explore the food options in southwest Lincoln!

Dress in Layers

The air conditioning can be tricky in large buildings in the summer. It gets chilly sometimes!

Covid Mask

Do you need a mask?

Per LPS and community health guidelines, UNVACCINATED staff are required to wear a multilayer cloth face covering over the mouth and nose during this face-to-face gathering. Face covering is optional for fully vaccinated adults.

The CLASS Plan...

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.