Our Google for Education certified trainers will walk you through the basics of each of the Level 1 Core services: Gmail, Google Calendar, Google Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, Drawing, Google Classroom, Hangouts/Meet/Chat, Sites, Groups, Chrome. You will learn best practices and uses of these apps for inside and outside the classroom. In this 5-day series, participants will have four days of build and collaboration; on the last day our trainers will be available for any questions or support. Participants who wish to review the process of taking the GoMicogle for Education Educator Level 1 exam.
|1||Mon, Jul 13, 2020,||Chrome, Drive, and Classroom||Get down to brass tacks and learn the basics to G Suite for Education. In this session, we will first dive into Chrome browser, Google Drive and Google Classroom. You will learn how to curate, organize and share your documents within the Drive, as well as how to populate assignments, communicate with students and then evaluate students' learning. This introduction will build the base from which you will grow!||REGISTER|
|2||Tues, Jul 14, 2020,||Gmail, Docs, Drawings and Slides||Learn all the ins and outs of communicating with your students through lesson delivery and outside of class. In this session, we will explore Gmail and Hangouts for their awesome communication features and learn how to set up Meets multiple ways. Additionally, you will be exposed to the basics in Docs, Drawings and Slides to best leverage their use in your Classroom with students, and for planning with your teacher colleagues.||REGISTER|
|3||Wed, Jul 15, 2020,||Forms, Sheets and My Maps||Get into the more complex features within the G Suite for Education. In this session, we will outline traditional and non-traditional ways to assess your students, measure student data, and chart their progress. Using Forms we will create surveys and quizzes, in Sheets we will talk about analyzing and graphing student data, and in My Maps we will talk about the benefits to digital mapping techniques for students.||REGISTER|
|4||Thur, Jul 16, 2020,||Google Sites||With an eye on design, Google Sites can let you in on the basics of website layouts. In this session, we will take a close look at the ins and outs of Google Sites. Using the basics, we will work to build multiple types of sites for teacher use, parent use, or even student use. The possibilities are endless but could include PBL jumping off points, parent portals, or student portfolios.||REGISTER|
|5||Fri, Jul 17, 2020,||Google Certified Educator Level 1 Prep||On this day we will review any questions about the last four days, and questions about the Google Educator Level 1 exam. Be sure to come ready with your eye on the prize for acing that Google Level 1 exam!||REGISTER|
Think you are ready for deeper Google content? Our Google for Education certified trainers will walk you through each of the Level 2 content. Expect advanced applications for all of the products included on the level 1 exam PLUS: collaboration-building for stakeholders with Blogger, Google Books, Team Drives, Chrome Web Store, Google+, YouTube and Google MyMaps. In this 5-day series, participants will have four days of build and collaboration; on the last day our trainers will be available for any questions or support. Participants who wish to review the process of taking the Google for Education Educator Level 2 exam.
|1||Mon, Jul 27, 2020,||Core Review: Classroom, Docs, Hangouts/Meet||In a brief review, we will revisit the core services most often used by teachers in G Suite for Education: Classroom, Docs and Hangouts/Meet. However, this time, we will approach them with a twist--what are the most innovative ways we have seen them in practice? We will look at some of the more nuianced features of each application, as well as the power of Team Drives and how you can truly use them to transform your planning and teaching.||REGISTER|
|2||Tues, Jul 28, 2020,||YouTube, Google Books, Advanced Search, Google Scholar||Researching and presenting knowledge is the name of the game and there's no more engaging way to do it than with these special G Suite apps and features. In this session, we will explore the many ways to utilize Google Books, Advanced Search and Google Scholar to explore open texts and articles as well as conduct meaningful student research. Our final stop will be YouTube to see how students and teachers can partake in the most popular digital medium on the internet.||REGISTER|
|3||Wed, Jul 29, 2020,||Google Earth, Expeditions,Google Arts and Culture, Jamboard||Traveling the world has never been easier than with Google. In this session, we will track Google Earth, Expeditions, and Google Arts and Culture to see how students are able to explore the depths of the world within the confines of their homes. In Google Earth, students can explore and teachers can create means of geographical and cultural understanding for students. In Google Arts and Culture, students have the ability to roam the halls of the top museums and institutions and see their treasures up close. Finally, we will finish off the session with the newest in whiteboard finesse--Jamboard.||REGISTER|
|4||Thur, Jul 30, 2020,||Blogger, Advanced Sites, Chrome Extensions||In this session, we will investigate the ways to expand G Suite outside of its normal confines with Blogger, Advanced Site and Chrome Extensions. Blogger and Advanced Sites will give teachers a good chance to delve into how to further add to web and blog design. Then with Chrome extensions, we will see how the functionality of the Chrome Browser can be expanded with a select group of powerful extensions. Enjoying Netflix Party with friends? Thank the Chrome extension.||REGISTER|
|5||Fri, Jul 31, 2020,||Google Certified Educator Level 2 Prep||On this day we will review any questions about the last four days, and questions about the Google Educator Level 2 exam. Be sure to come ready with your eye on the prize for acing that Google Level 2 exam!||REGISTER|
Office 365 provides the right environment for better learning outcomes. In this learning series, our certified Microsoft Innovative Educators will assist educators to become more innovative with Microsoft’s cloud-based tools, regardless of the device they use. In this course, learn how to use basic features of Office 365 including Microsoft Teams, OneNote, Sway, Microsoft Forms, Office Online and OneDrive. In this series, teachers will create lesson-based activities and submit.
|1||Mon, Jul 20, 2020,||OneDrive, Office Basics||Starting with OneDrive, and the basics of the Office Suite, participants will learn how to curate, organize and share Word, PowerPoint, and Excel files.||REGISTER|
|2||Tues, Jul 21, 2020,||Outlook, and Teams||In this session, we will explore the major aspects of Outlook (E-mail, Calendar, Tasks, and Notes). We will dig into the world of working with and communicating with your students and staff, Microsoft Teams. With in Teams you can create, populate, communicate, educate and then evaluate student work and assignments.||REGISTER|
|3||Wed, Jul 22, 2020,||Forms, and Sway||In this session discover how to use Microsoft Forms to create formative and summative assessments, and how to share or duplicate Microsoft Forms to collaborate with colleagues. From student reports to monthly newsletters, today's classrooms have many stories to tell, Microsoft Sway lets educators and students focus on the content and not worry about the format. This course will show how Sway can be used to capture and share the digital stories that need to be told.||REGISTER|
|4||Thur, Jul 23, 2020,||Edge Browser and the Bing Search, and OneNote||In this session participants learn how OneNote Class Notebook enables teachers to organize, grade, and assess student work with ease, and OneNote strategies that engage students in content. This will directly relate back to Teams. Also, learn how to use the integrated power of Microsoft Edge as an education research tool with Bing. Bing assists in complex, yet safe internet search results. Seemlessly integrate your Office 365 suite and take your skills to the Edge.||REGISTER|
If you are responsible for maintaining the Google domain for your district then this series for you. This Google Admin course is a technical deep dive into the administrative settings of the Google admin console. As your district relies more heavily on tools like Google Drive, Gmail, and Classroom, it is essential that administrators stay up to date on the latest features and best practices G Suite administration. In this 5-day series, participants will have four days of build and collaboration; on the last day our trainers will be available for any questions or support.
|1||Mon, Jul 20, 2020,||Core Domain Configuration||Setting up a Google Domain from scratch can be hard work, so we are here to help! In this session, we will begin with the basics of navigating the Google Domain as an administrator. This session will focus on setting up your users for success, creating organizational structure and permissions to your domain users, and assign admin roles for additional access. We will get into the nitty-gritty of configuring the domain.||REGISTER|
|2||Tues, Jul 21, 2020,||Communication Service Configuration||Is communication and how it can be used a concern for you? It is for most Google administrators. In this session, we will examine Email and Calendar permissions as well as Google Meet and Chat permissions within the Google Admin portal. We will overview the basic functions and features, as well as all the various scenarios in which you would want to alter or change these permissions. Finally, we will provide our typical recommendations to schools and districts, thus letting you know the industry standard for these permissions.||REGISTER|
|3||Wed, Jul 22, 2020,||Security and Data Management||For administrators, there is a lot to think about and consider when it comes to student data and security around it. Specifically in this session, we will devote time to reviewing FERPA and HIPAA and what that means for your Google Domain. Then we will look at commonly used (and a few lesser known but very helpful) Google Apps, Extensions and other items within the Marketplace. Finally, we will look into permissions and functionality of Classroom, YouTube, and setting up Team Drives, which will be the cornerstones to successful teaching and learning on your Google Domain.||REGISTER|
|4||Thur, Jul 23, 2020,||Device Management/Chromebooks||Our final topic for the week will be Device Management and Chromebooks. In this session, we will take a deep dive into the newest area of Google's educational offerings--their devices! We will look into device compatibility for various tasks you take on in the classroom, accessibility features for students, permissions and controls within the domain for Chromebook management, essential Apps and Extensions to install and Kiosk Apps for testing. All Chromebook and all helpful!||REGISTER|
|1||Mon, Jul 13, 2020,||SMART Learning Suite Certificaion||Earn your Digital Teacher Certification by learning the ins and outs of the SMART learning suite with our nine-session online course! Join our PD instructors as they cover everything from basic flat panel set up to lesson development using the SMART Notebook and SMART Learning Suite online. This sessions will cover the SMART Board basics, which includes an overview of connectivity, how to download the software, SMART Ink tools, touch input, more! At the end of the sessions, each participant will have earned a Teq Digital Teacher Certification, along with a completed and classroom ready SMART Notebook lesson file, built using the skills learned throughout the course. This track will cover everything SMART, including the interactive flat panel and SMART Learning Suite using the SMART Notebook software and SMART Learning Suite Online.||REGISTER|
Blended learning has been a buzz word in education for a while, but now it is a reality for many if not all teachers and schools. Join our PD instructors as they overview the various models for blended learning, explore those models deeply over a series of days, provide examples of their use in schools today and then help you envision an actionable plan toward blended learning in your classroom, school or district. At the end of the sessions, the participants will leave with a deep understanding of the benefits of blended learning, how to implement it in classrooms, and an implementation plan to meet their goals.
|1||Mon, Jul 27, 2020,||Intro to Blended Learning||In this session, we will overview the various models for blending classrooms: Rotation:Lab, Rotation:Classroom, Flex, Flipped Classroom, and Remote Classroom. We will delve into how they all work in conjunction for student learning and overview the benefits and examples of each model. Finally, we will touch upon an important topic within the theories of blended learning: synchronous vs. asynchronous learning and when it is beneficial to use each.||REGISTER|
|2||Tues, Jul 28, 2020,||Just Flip It!||Turn your boring sage on the sage into the guide on the side! In this session, we will take a deep dive into Flipped Classroom, the traditional method associated with driving most blended learning scenarios foward. We will look into how technology can aid this process as well as specific examples where flipping your classroom can drastically improve student engagement and achievement.||REGISTER|
|3||Wed, Jul 29, 2020,||Flex the Power of Remote Learning||In this session, we will explore the world of Flex learning. Specifically we will discuss the importance of creating customizable, fluid learning for students in environments where the space and place will need to be adaptable for all situations. The reality is we may be in a model of visiting physical classroom space sometimes while working online the rest of the time, so Flex helps us envision that to the best of all needs.||REGISTER|
|4||Thur, Jul 30, 2020,||Building Your Blended Learning Environments||In this session, using the reight process and tools, let's explore what it could look like for you and how your schools can be prepared for the future of teaching. We will help you determine your mission, goals and stakeholders so that then you can begin determining the right path for you, your school and your students. From there we will help guide you through building a plan to meet your mission, goals and needs.||REGISTER|