Introducing One Day Pre-Summit Workshops
This one-day experience is designed to inform, inspire, and empower educational leaders. Workshops include sessions for leaders, educators, and technical staff. Breakfast and lunch are provided for all ticketed workshops.
May 1, 2015 (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.
GET Authorized Bootcamp (for Trainers)
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.
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 Apps in My Chromebook Classroom
My district went Google, now what? With so many free Google tools, access to devices like Chromebooks, and many web resources, there are now endless learning possibilities. But figuring out where to start, and what the learning looks like can be a big challenge. During this hands-on workshop, you will learn how to create units of study that give students voice, choice, and the opportunity to develop 21st century skills through inquiry-based projects.
We’ll start by diving into the basics and setting the stage for learning. We will then participate in a few example activities that will showcase the use of Google Apps, as well as feature some of the best unknown Google gems. Attendees will experience what it’s like to be in the student role while making note of how to manage a virtual classroom from a facilitator perspective.
During the reflections for each activity, you will learn how you can best manage your apps so that you can free up your and your student’s time to teach and learn. We will spend time creating a seamless workflow for implementing the use of technology into your classroom and will discuss the advantages and limitations of the different tools as well as your Chromebook.
There is no better preparation for teaching and learning with Google Apps - or for using Chromebooks in the education space. So don’t get stuck in the rut of using Google for just storing data and sharing files, come experience the true potential of using Google Apps for Education in your classroom!
- Become more familiar with how to use Google tools in the education space - Explore Chromebook features and shortcuts - Learn advanced settings and tips for better managing your Google learning environment
As a part of attending this workshop, you will have access to the following:
- How-To resources including video tutorials and step-by-step instructions with screenshots - Ready-Made activities to use in your classroom with all the handouts and presentation materials - Databases of tools and resources for supporting a Google Apps for Education implementation
Who is a good fit for this workshop:
- education trainers, campus instructional technologists, lead/department teachers, or consultants in a position to train teachers - teachers interested in integrating technology into the classroom