Resources for Educators

Employee Professional Learning

Canvas Support Videos

As you plan for virtual learning with your students, please note that Canvas is our districtwide learning management system (LMS)! Canvas offers teachers a streamlined, intuitive experience for connecting students to assignments, digital tools, content, and assessments. The Office of Innovation has created a helpful resource for teachers to have on hand as they continue learning online for our students. Please see below. These links allow for independent, on-demand support for teachers who are just now learning Canvas or those who might need a refresher.

Zoom is a great tool to use along with Canvas. The district is providing you with upgraded access and you may use this with your free Zoom account. It is a very easy-to-use tool for video conferencing with individuals, small groups or a whole class!

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Additional Resources

Education Resources

Whole Teacher = Well Teacher | Stress Management

  • #HCSContinuedLearning on Youtube - Whole Teacher = Well Teacher | Stress Management - Building Awareness Around Difficult Emotions.  Jennifer Knowles from Mind Matters, gives faculty and staff from Hamilton County Schools ways to cope with the current state of the world using mindfulness techniques.

Technology Resources

Professional Development for Teachers

Hamilton County staff and teachers have used the results of the Teacher Survey for Virtual PD along with conversations with our most experienced users to create virtual PD options for teachers. These will be provided through live video, recorded video and an “office hours” Friday where teachers can schedule one-on-one calls.

Professional Development Options
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ENA SmartVoice Go App

To help teachers stay connected, ENA has released their SmartVoice Go app for everyone to use free until June 30th, 2020 (This is a change from the initial 60 days of free access that they were offering). The app turns your mobile phone into your ENA SmartVoice extension. It is a great way to stay connected when working from home. Details and installation instructions can be found here on our intranet. (Log in required).

Please note that ELL teachers should disregard these instructions as they have a special configuration.

For updates on the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on our community, check our (COVID-19) web page.