Nearly two dozen Yuma Union High School District teachers will take part in a nine-month program to become the first educators in the district to become Canvas Certified Educators.
The program is for educators who use the Canvas Learning Management System to provide instruction and want to learn best instructional practices in the virtual classroom for in-person and distance-learning students.
Over the next nine months, 22 YUHSD educators will explore best practices for digital transformation, learning, and instruction. The program will consist of four core courses and two elective courses for a total of six courses. Each course will last six weeks.
The program, which is paid for by the Title IV grant, will conclude in December 2022 with the 22 teachers becoming Canvas certified.
Here is a list of the YUHSD educators in the cohort:
Cibola High School: Sarah Akins, Bryan Claudio, Angelica McDonough, Lauren Seibel; Gila Ridge High School: Summer Hannah, Margaret Julian; Kofa High School: Jesus Castillo, Ayleen Cerda, Jason Flora, David Lewis, Kaisa Tabor; San Luis High School: Marco-Alexis Chaira, Roxanne Cordell, Maria Dillard, Ian McDougall, Alma Obregon, Alexia Sanchez; Vista High School: Kristina Murray; Yuma High School: Kimberly Adkins, Betsy Jacobson, Patricia Quezada; District Office: Mike Sharp