Two courses available on Canvas Commons and Canvas Network at no additional cost
SALT LAKE CITY, March 30, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — Structure today announced the creation of two K-12 complementary courses in Canvas LMS aimed at helping Utah students gain a better understanding of the role of influential women in state history. The program, developed by Better days, presents women’s history in a new and engaging way. Canvas users can find the content at Common Canvases and Canvas networkInstructure’s learning object repository and open online course offering.
Better Days, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to popularizing Utah women’s history, provides free resources for teachers and students. Women have always marked Utah’s history, but too often they are absent from the history books. The modules give educators the tools, primary sources, and lesson plans to tell Utah’s suffrage story, including the pioneering contributions of Dr. Martha Hughes Cannon, in their classrooms. Activities focus on elementary and secondary state standards, specifically for Utah courses of study.
“We are proud to partner with Better Days, an organization that has already raised the profile of the important historic contributions of Utah women,” said michelle suzukifirst vice president
President of Marketing at Instructure. “By making these courses accessible to the majority of Utah schools through Canvas Commons, we hope to better understand our past and make Utah a better place for women in the future.”
Since its launch in 2018, the Better Days education program has become part of many Utah schools, reaching thousands of students. Better Days ran a statewide campaign in 2020 to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the first women’s vote in Utah. Their goal is to create an engaging statewide learning experience that highlights the valuable contributions of women throughout the state’s history and inspires all students to make a difference in their own communities. Canvas offers a unique opportunity to impact more students across the state. “Combining the excellent scholarship and lesson design that Better Days is known for with the ease of use and accessibility that Canvas brings seems like a win-win for teachers and students alike,” said declared Robert Austincoordinator of the humanities team for the Utah State Board of Education.
“We are excited to partner with Instructure to make our content available to learners statewide,” said Catherine Kitterman, executive director of Better Days. “By making this course available to everyone on Canvas Commons, we hope teachers will make it an integral part of their curriculum.”
For more information, visit www.utahwomenshistory.org.
To visit https://lor.instructure.com/ to access the course on Canvas Commons.
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