The LPS CLASS Conference is a yearly professional learning event that intends to provide sessions 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.
Providing Feedback to Students in a Systematic Way with the PEN+ Model
We will practice using the PEN+ model to provide crucial feedback during the formative assessment cycle.
Building Class Culture in a Remote Learning Environment
Ideas and strategies for building class culture in a remote learning setting.
Managing Zoom Rooms for Learning
Running a well ordered Zoom room isn’t as hard as you might think!
Connected Classrooms for in-Class and Zoom-in Students
This session outlines the technical basics of preparing for synchronous in-person & Zoom-in instruction.
"I do, we do, you do" that voodoo that Hāpara do so well
Explore strategies for using Hāpara to guide student learning.
Evaluating Online Information
Learn strategies to teach students how to decipher fact from fiction when encountering information online.
Synergy Basics for Teachers
Take some time to become more comfortable in the core components of Synergy for teachers.
Updated Synergy Grade Book - ELEMENTARY ONLY
Synergy has enhanced the Grade Book making many requested features available to teachers. Auto saving, customizable look and feel, enhanced student profile, and new standards view are just some of the many new features available in the new Synergy grade book!
Updated Synergy Grade Book - SECONDARY ONLY
Synergy has enhanced the Grade Book making many requested features available to teachers. Auto saving, customizable look and feel, enhanced student profile, rich content, and an updated StudentVUE screen are just some of the many new features available in the new Synergy grade book!
Synergy & Google Classroom Integration
Learn about the integration between two of the most used tools in LPS.
Rich Content and Google Hand-in/out in Synergy - SECONDARY ONLY
Synergy now allows you to build rich, detailed assignments and integrates fully with Google. You can hand-out Google Docs, as well as have students turn in Google Docs all without leaving Synergy.
Synergy Quick Assessments
Use the “Quick Assessment” feature of Synergy Assessment to capture student responses using existing multiple choice assessments!
Assessing Student Learning with Synergy Full Assessments
Learn how to wield the district’s supported tool for digital assessments.
Annotate PDFs with Kami
Take document annotation to a new level with Kami.
Multi-user ebooks for Remote Learning
Learn how to locate high-quality, high-interest multi-user ebooks for your student. Perfect for remote learning!
MyVRSpot: Uploading, Recording, and Sharing Media
Learn how to upload, record, and share content both inside and outside the walls of LPS using our preferred and supported media storage platform.
MyVRSpot: MediaSpot and SmartSpot
(Galleries, Playlists, and Video Quizzes)
Create lessons, labs, video playlists, and interactive videos with embedded quizzes with MyVRSpot
Full video editing in the cloud – WeVideo allows students and staff to collaborate on video edits and projects.
Recording Audio and Creating Music Online with Soundtrap
Full audio editing in the cloud – Soundtrap allows teachers and students grades 5-12 to collaborate on audio like podcasts, voice recordings and multi-track music projects.
Independent practice with G Suite
New to G Suite? We’ll get you a checklist of the foundational skills you need, and point you towards resources for individualized learning. Bring some headphones and your curiosity.
Google Classroom Basics
The most popular and most used classroom tool for digital classroom workflow.
Opportunities to Respond in Pear Deck
Bell ringers, quick checks, exit slips and other formative data, in real time!
Checks for Understanding and Immediate Feedback using Google Forms
Participants will use the platform of Google Forms to create Checks for Understanding with immediate embedded feedback.
Making Learning Visible with Google Sites
Building a web site is a creative, authentically engaging activity that allows students to show an audience what they know.
Feedback in G Suite (Keep, Docs, Forms, etc.)
Use G Suite tools to focus on providing (and receiving) quality feedback from students.
If you think Google Slides is a presentation tool, you are limiting its possibilities!
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 receive credit for attending.
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 the professional learning catalog will help you keep track of what you attended.
District vs. Building Credit
Sessions appear in the professional learning catalog 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 the catalog after you attend.
Credit hours are only available for attending the scheduled session. No credit hours are available for the follow-up Q&A time, or for viewing recordings of the sessions after they have ended.
Please be considerate of colleagues and register only for sessions you actually plan to attend, and unenroll as soon as any conflicts arise.
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 and repeat sessions if it helps you learn!
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 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:
2. To login, use your LPS credentials and the LPS code:
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.
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 window of time between sessions at the noon hour 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!