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Sticky Learning with HyperDocs- Purposeful Lesson Design To Meet All Kids Needs

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Monday, June 24, 1:00–2:00 pm
Location: 122B

Lisa Highfill   Kelly Hilton   Sarah Landis  
People's Choice winner. How long do your lessons stick? Experience HyperDoc lessons that will change the way you think about what we ask our students to do, and the lasting effects. Participants will walk away with multiple lessons and resources to create more to fit the needs of any grade level, including administrators.

Audience: Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices required
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Gmail account- Access to the Google Suite of tools
Focus: Digital age teaching & learning
Topic: Instructional design and delivery
Grade level: PK-12
Subject area: Language arts, Math
ISTE Standards: For Educators:
  • Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
  • Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
  • Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

How many times have you taught a great lesson, and the next day it’s as if the class is hearing it for the first time? What does it take to get the learning to stick?

‘Instead of doing what we’ve always done and wondering why some learners just don’t get it, we can take a different approach that’s based on research.’ From Make It Stick, by Peter Brown.

This session will examine ideas about the kinds of lessons that work for many students’ needs. What is it that makes a concept memorable? What kinds of experiences engage thinking in a way that leaves an imprint?

Participants will experience a HyperDoc lesson that allow them to practice different comprehension strategies that examine these questions. They will have time to reflect and process their learning through digital and face to face collaboration. They will have time to recreate the lesson, editing using UDL strategies, for the specific needs of their classroom. Resources will be shared to more lessons and ideas for creating new ones.


Session Agenda:
20 min. Experience a HyperDoc Lesson
20 min. Reflect, Recreate the lesson for your own class. Explore the lesson design, the added layers meant to meet all students' needs, and ways to edit the lesson to fit your classroom needs.
20 min. Explanation and exploration of resources for how to create HyperDoc lessons of your own.

Supporting research

Make It Stick, by Peter Brown

HyperDoc Handbook-

A New Approach To Teaching With Hyperdocs-

How HyperDocs Can Transform Your Teaching-

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Lisa Highfill, Pleasanton Unified School District

Lisa Highfill (@lhighfill) is an Instructional Technology Coach in the San Francisco Bay Area. She earned her masters in Educational Technology Leadership and has been a classroom teacher for over 20 years. As a Google Certified Innovator, and a YouTube Star Teacher, she travels the country presenting at ed tech conferences and speaking about lesson design and learning theory. Lisa is the co-creator and co-author of The HyperDoc Handbook.

Kelly Hilton, Pleasanton Unified School District

Kelly Hilton (@kellyihilton) is an educator, author, and advocate for equitable instruction and teacher development. She specializes in instructional coaching and technology integration creating optimal learning environments to meet the needs of diverse learners. Kelly is a co-creator of HyperDocs, co-author of The HypeDoc Handbook, co-founder of Schoogle, a digital literacy camp, and serves on the board of Elimu Safari, an international educational exchange program for teachers. She holds a masters degree in educational leadership and she is a MERIT fellow. Kelly shares what she learns on her blog at

Sarah Landis, Pleasanton Unified School District

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