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AGENDA:

Purpose - Reach consensus on which features of Canvas should be standardized, how to


best teach students necessary group work skills, such as assuming responsibility for
submitting group work in Canvas, and early NHD planning, including establishing the
criteria for judging projects to move on to the Greater Denver Metro Regional
Competition.

Outcomes - Make Canvas more uniform for students/parent viewing, increase
submission rate for group work or development of a fair method of evaluating other
group members who completed their responsibilities, determine criteria/logistics for
school-wide NHD competition.

Report to Administration -

*Doublemeetingtimetoday!!!

1) Canvas Implementation Plan (Sharon)


Parent Commented:
Everyone still doing there own thing
Suggestion:
Standardize what parent and students SEE (experience)
Have the left-hand side . look the same
WHAT should we standardize?
HOW should be standardize?

Discussion: What can we standardize in our Social Studies Department?

Howdowestandardizethestudentandparentexperience?SotheyhaveonefaceofSTEM&
theirstudents?
WhatShouldWeStandardize? CommentsBestPracticesEtc
CourseCreation Modulesstudentsusemodulestomove
throughaunit.
Heather,StephanieModules
JulieLinktoGoogleDocs
NateForsomeunits
Navigation Forthoseusingmodules,defaulttomodules
page.Thosenotusingmodules,defaultto
standardhomepage.
AssignmentDetail Considerassignmentstobestandalonei.e.
sostudentcouldfollowwithoutattending
class.YES!!!
CalendarUsage Inputimportanteventsinthecalendarwithout
waitingforassignmentcreationinCanvas.

SS:Inputexamdatesinthecalendar,
recognizingthatsometimesduedates
change.NHDduedates.
Usecautionwiththedefaulttimeof
assignmentduedates
Grading Muting/UnmutingQuizzes/Assignmentsuntil
fullygraded.Nomutingof
Quizzes/Assignments
Messagingtoparents&students Isthisimportanttostandardize?Areparents
receivingtiredofteacherannouncements
whichdonotapplytothem?
Canvasnotificationstostudents/parents
aboutCanvasevents.Whichareimportant?
Iftests/assignmentduedateschange,notify
studentsabouteventchangeoncalendar.
Notnecessarytosendamass
announcementtoparents.
IntegrationwithApps.Whichdoweuse? Youtube,RosettaStone,GoogleDocs,
UserGroups SetupwithinCanvas.Notnecessary
(optional).Studentscanidentifygroup
membernamesincomments.
MissingAssignmentsHowdowehandle? Enterzerosformissingassignment
ExemptAssignmentsHowdowehandle? Writeexemptincomments(Leavedash)
RubricsusewithinCanvasonly? LeaveoptionsopenforpaperandGoogle
docs
StudentorParentHelpwithCanvas? ThroughSandyD
SubmitallassignmentsthroughCanvas? MostSSstaffpreferstohaveoptionof
submittingviaemail,Canvas,orpaper.Move
toonlyCanvaswhenInternetis100%.


2) ANNOUNCEMENT: Formal observations by admin to begin in November

3) ANNOUNCEMENT: YOU HEARD IT TODAY FROM PENNY :)
Information about:
Construction
Process has started - building out going on
Evaluating the possibility of adding the Barrons Building - to the
South
Nothing new to report - but continuing to investigate and
would like to add the extra space
Sterling Ranch Development Visit - went well - they seem very
interested
Penny shared information

4) DISCUSSION ABOUT HOW TO TEACH THE SKILLS OF GROUPWORK. Defining the
roles of the team members? Who has responsibility for submitting the final product for the
group? Etc. Some parents are complaining that their kids grades are suffering because other
team members are not turning in the required work.

Stephanie-Group Contract for students and parents
Heather-Each student have a copy of work/assignment/project

5) OTHER ITEMS FOR DISCUSSION:

6)NHD Planning (All those not involved in NHD are free to leave).

January 13th-14th, High School NHD Projects judged

January 15-16th, Middle School Projects judged