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Beginner Track

Monday, June 13 

 9:50 AM – 10:40 AM: First Steps to success - Dashboard, Site Settings 

In this beginner class, you will learn the many ways to get help within Gabbart Products. You will also learn how to customize your site settings to meet the needs of your district and campus websites including adding contact information, social media integration, map & directions, creating (SEO), and more.

10:50 AM – 11:40 AM: User Management 101

Learn all about the different types of website users and how to manage them. What type of user should you create? When should I suspend them and when should I delete them? Are they added to the directory? All of these questions and more will be answered in this session.

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM: Page Types

We will show you the different page types and how to create and manage them, including turning visibility on and off, rearranging the order, changing searchability, password protecting, and more! Learn the ins and outs of the text editor, how to create links, add photos, embed videos, iframe, and more.

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM: Optimize your Homepage

Let's discuss how to keep your Home Page updated with little to no daily management. Learn all of the ins-&-outs of the Page Stack, including how to create, schedule, rearrange and manage your page stack.

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM: Calendars - Creating Events, Sharing, Integration, and More

Learn how to create and schedule calendar events, set up your calendar feeds from one calendar to another, and discover how easy it is to sync your Google Calendars to the Gabbart website calendar. We'll also teach you how to efficiently manage your calendars through our award-winning Campus Life Management App.


Tuesday, June 14

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM: Show me the Integration

Learn the ins and outs of Google integration for Single Sign-On also known as SSO, Google Calendar Sync, Google Drive, and more!

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM: It's your story, share it with Campus Life

Learn all about Gabbart's EdTech Digest Cool Tool Award-Winning App. You will discover why Campus Life is the most versatile, robust easy-to-use communication and marketing tool available today. Share your stories, mass notifications, emergency alerts, calendar management, and even website editing can be done on the go from the Campus Life App!

12:30 AM – 1:20 PM: Homepage Design, Slideshows, Widgets, Page Stacks & More

Discover how design stacks can improve the overall look of your website. Learn how to use high-quality photos and understand photo size requirements. Gain a better understanding of how to balance content, media, and links. Maximize the efficiency of Page Stacks.

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: Let’s Get Plugged In

You have a team of experts on hand to show you how to take advantage of our robust knowledge-based system built by our Support Team Members! We'll cover Support Tickets, Videos, Live Chat, and the Gabbart Community. Learn how you can get truly plugged into the full capabilities of Gabbart's Platinum Support.



Monday, June 13 

 9:50 AM – 10:40 AM: We Have an App for That

Learn everything you need to know about the Campus Life Connect App to manage your website content and mass communications. Also, learn about the Campus Life Branded App for your parents and community. It’s essential that your district is doing everything it can to reach a broader audience. We’ll show you the ins and outs as well as best practices when incorporating a mobile app for your community.

10:50 AM – 11:40 AM: Monsido - 5 Tips For Better Website Optimization and Compliance

We'll discuss: Clear web content guidelines/goals, data-driven decisions (statistics), accessibility, user consent, along with website & social media archiving.

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM: Gathering Data Made Easy with Forms

Learn all about how to create and publish online forms. You can create custom forms from scratch or use a pre-built form and modify them as needed. The choice is yours! We will also show you how to export and track your form entry data.

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM: Let’s Talk Campus Life Store and Point of Sale

Everything you need to know about the Campus Life Store and the Point of Sale system and how to use it. Hear directly from the ones who created it on the best practices and exciting benefits.

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM: All Things Notify: Upgrades, Enhancements

See the latest updates to Notify. You'll learn how to maximize the effectiveness of Notify's features and tools. Get an inside look at how flexible and powerful your email, text, and voice notifications can be.


Tuesday, June 14 

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM:  Can You Canva?

Let's talk Canva! In this course, you'll learn the basics of how to set up a Canva account for long-term success and efficiency using this awesome platform.

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM: So, You Can Canva?

Let's take a more in-depth look at how anyone can make amazing graphics and engaging content within Canva. Improve your district's image with simple practices and techniques. Don't forget to bring your creativity for this course.

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM: Improve Your Brand Identity

We'll discuss how your Brand Identity can be affected by outdated designs and simple steps to begin the redesign process. See if it’s time for an update or refresh and learn new ways to improve your brand image using our latest and greatest design stacks.

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: GABPROS Assemble!

Discover what it means to be a Certified GABPRO. Contribute, provide feedback, and give back to education by helping us shape the future of our technology to ensure we are meeting the needs of educators across the nation.


Admin and PR

Monday, June 13 

9:50 AM – 10:40 AM:  Andrea Gribble Presents –  Social Media and Your Sanity

Do you struggle to keep up with your district’s social media channels? Are you looking for new ways to set and maintain boundaries when it comes to the social media portion of your job as a school communicator? Join Andrea Gribble from #SS4EDU as she shares some of their team’s best tips and tricks to make social media manageable. Good boundaries = Great storytelling!

10:50 AM – 11:40 AM: Jason Wheeler Presents –  Using Strategic Marketing to Recruit Teachers

Much of the teacher recruitment going forward will come from the millennial workforce, which is now the largest in the country. Districts need to be prepared for their presence and be prepared to recruit from this talent pool. Understanding millennials will make it easier to build a strategic plan to recruit new teachers. School Districts need to take a new approach in planning and executing recruitment going forward. Just showing up to job fairs is not enough.

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM: Campus Life Store: Give Your Community a Better Way to Buy

We'll discuss how you can give your community a better and more accessible way to buy. Modernize how your parents can purchase everything from Chromebook fees to spirit gear etc.

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM: Scholastic Network Presents – Harnessing the Power of Visual Communications

Imagine leveraging blank hallways by turning them into visual communication hubs where you control the message. Where students, staff & community members see the positive things happening across your district. Let’s discuss how to put your Visual Communication Strategy to work!

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM: TIPS Presents – The Interlocal Purchasing System: Purchasing Made Personal

TIPS, The Interlocal Purchasing System, is a leading, national purchasing cooperative here to help schools quickly and successfully fulfill the organization's procurement process. How is this done? Let's take a look…



Tuesday, June 14 

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM:  Andrea Gribble Presents – Social Media Strategies to Up Your Online Engagement

Are you pouring hours of time and effort into creating social media content, but getting no comments and reaching only a fraction of your followers? We will dive into easy strategies to up your online engagement, which will be seen by more people with the understanding of:

  • Posting frequency
  • What parents are looking for
  • Kinds of content your community will find engaging
  • Ways to create content that stands out

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM: Rachel Thomas Presents – Quick Tips to Engage Your Community during Leadership Transitions

Learn strategies to engage your community during your next leadership transition including social media ideas, community engagement forums, community introductions, how to build a captivating executive search landing site, and then ways to measure success.

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM: Campus Life Notify: Mass Notifications made easy

Learn how to leverage this powerful tool. We'll share best practices, the latest features, and innovations that simplify how you connect with your community.

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: TeacherLists Presents – Back-to-School Communication: Simple Smart, and Streamlined 

Tips, tricks, and proven methods to help your district streamline back-to-school communication, post great content and information, and build a centralized communication hub for families.




 Monday, June 13 

9:50 AM – 10:40 AM:  How Students Learn

Come learn more about pedagogy and best practices for the classroom! We’ll also discuss how to blend technology into our face-to-face learning to best meet the needs of our students.

10:50 AM – 11:40 AM:  Campus Life Classroom: Flexibility for the Modern Teacher and Student

Looking for a modern digital classroom platform that is actually user-friendly? See all that Campus Life Classroom has to offer to meet your “everyday classroom” needs.

1:00 PM – 1:50 PM:  Teens, Cops, and Traffic Stops

Whether you need to meet the Texas Senate Bill 30 graduation requirement or you’re looking for a curriculum supplement to make driving safer for your students, our Teens, Cops, and Traffic Stops program is your online, all-in-one solution.

2:00 PM – 2:50 PM:  Adult Learning Theory

What makes adults want to learn? It’s not just children who have specific learning needs! Let’s talk about how adults learn best and some best practices to make the most of your professional development.

3:10 PM – 4:00 PM:  Level Up Your Training with Wisdom PD

Are you looking for a modern system to up your professional development game? The Wisdom PD learning management system has so many time-saving admin features and an innovative course store you’ll want to learn more about!


Tuesday, June 14 

9:30 AM – 10:20 AM:  Campus Life Classroom – Flexibility for the Modern Teacher and Student

Looking for a modern digital classroom platform that is actually user-friendly? See all that Campus Life Classroom has to offer to meet your “everyday classroom” needs.

10:30 AM – 11:20 AM: Level Up Your Training with Wisdom PD: Designing Courses as a Facilitator

Bringing our students back to the classroom face to face will provide many opportunities to incorporate all our amazing technology. Learn how to use blended learning to create an engaging learning environment.

12:30 PM – 1:20 PM: Teens, Cops, and Traffic Stops

Whether you need to meet the Texas Senate Bill 30 graduation requirement or you’re looking for a curriculum supplement to make driving safer for your students, our Teens, Cops, and Traffic Stops program is your online, all-in-one solution.

1:30 PM – 2:20 PM: Lead the Charge and Help Build Trusting Relationships between Teens and Law Enforcement Officers

It starts with educating our students on proper teen interaction with the police during traffic stops. Our goal is that drivers and officers treat each other with mutual trust and respect so that everyone goes home safely. Learn how Gabbart can help you lead that charge.


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