ONE-DAY WORKSHOPS
July 18, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)


Google for Educational Leaders

This one-day experience is designed to inform, inspire, and empower educational leaders. Make the most of the free tools Google offers educational institutions. Understand the Google Apps suite, and how your support staff can manage student and teacher accounts. Be prepared to make decisions regarding the benefits (and limitations) of Chromebooks and Nexus devices. And learn which tools in the Google Apps Marketplace, the Chrome Web store, and Google Drive might best benefit your organization. This session also includes a segment focused on maximizing your own productivity with Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Docs, and more time-saving collaborative tools. Informed by case studies and best practices, this workshop is your best preparation for the two-day institute that follows.


Google Educator Workshop

This one-day hands-on primer begins with a welcome activity that invites participants to co-create a new vision for education in the age of Google. Discover a tool kit of research tools for students and educators, including advanced search techniques, Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, Google Alerts and more. Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Experience the ease of online publishing with Google Sites (and Blogger). Learn to expand your own personal learning network online with Google+. "Even more" inspiring instructional ideas conclude the day before a final reflection activity. This special workshop offers something for beginners and intermediate users... and there is no better preparation for the Google Apps for Education summit



Google Geo Teachers Institute 

Recently Google released several new geo tools designed to help connect people to place.

These new tools have the potential to change how teachers teach and students learn about their communities and the world as a whole. This one-day event will introduce and reinforce how the suite of Google Geo applications, and specifically, Maps Engine Lite, Google Earth Tour Builder, and Earth Engine Timelapse can be used to create powerful and engaging opportunities for students of all ages.


Participants will be actively involved in creating maps, tours and other projects as they learn about the powerful features of each tool. Throughout the day the Geo Education Team will lead you through a series of hands-on, content relevant tasks that will help to build your understanding and skill with these tools. By the end of this workshop you will have a solid understanding of how these tools can be used in your classroom. Come join us as you learn how to bring the world's geographic information to students in a compelling, fresh, and fun way.



Google Education Trainer (GET) Bootcamp

Google Educator Trainer (GET) Train the Trainer (T3) Bootcamp serves two purposes: to raise awareness about how Google tools can be used in education to; ignite inquiry, promote collaboration, and allow for authentic publishing and sharing, (with students and among colleagues), and to prepare participants to pass the Google Educator Test and submit their certification application. Become a Google Educator to be recognized for your mastery. Each session includes an interactive overview, top tips from the Google Educator Training Center, hands-on activities, and inspiring ideas for how to use Google for teaching, learning, and professional collaboration. The activities are flexible, designed to help new users quickly understand the "core magic" of each app - and to challenge veteran users by revealing features and innovative uses they never imagined. The experience is grounded in Google culture, complete with high-energy fast-paced demonstrations and challenging activities that can truly be called "hard fun." There is no better preparation for teaching and learning with Google Apps - or for passing the Google Educator tests.

Important Notes:

Certification is not included in the bootcamp (passing five tests, submitting an application, and approval from Google are required following the event). Taking tests and applying for certification is not necessary for participating in the bootcamp.

 

 


Admin Console Technical Retreat

Do you manage Google Apps for your school or district? Have you configured your Admin Console around the best practices? The default console does not come configured for a school environment so find out what settings you really should change by attending this technical session. In the session will provide a deep dive of the Admin Console, which will include tips on how to manage users, groups, services and chromebooks with ease.  As well as a look at the third party services which will make your life easier and protect and secure your domain.


Topics covered include:

  • EDU focused Admin Console best practices
  • Deep dive walkthrough
  • OU Structures
  • Services
  • Groups
  • Chromebooks
    • Deployment Best Practices
    • Asset Management
    • Troubleshooting
  • Essential Third Party Tools
    • Security and Compliance
    • Backup
    • User Training