Institute for Educational Development


Location: OAKLAND
Date: October 24, 2018


$259.00 per person
Group Price: $239.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Making Best Use of Google Classroom to Strengthen Your MATH INSTRUCTION

(Grades 6-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Steve Morris

Outstanding Secondary Math Teacher and Google Certified Educator

Specifically Designed for Middle School Mathematics Teachers, High School General Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre Calculus, Calculus, Statistics Teachers, Math Curriculum Coordinators, Technology Integration Specialists, and Administrators

  • Dozens of practical ways to make best use of Google Classroom to strengthen grades 6-12 math instruction
  • The best free Google Tools and Chrome web apps to enhance mathematics instruction and student engagement in the secondary mathematics classroom
  • Save time and more easily manage math students’ work in Google Classroom … Assign, collect, grade, and give feedback with just a few clicks

You are welcome to bring a fully charged Chromebook or laptop with a Chrome Browser installed. It is not, however, a requirement to attend this seminar. An iPad or an Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google or Chrome resources covered in the seminar.

Practical Strategies

This outstanding, NEWseminar is specifically designed for mathematics educators working with students in the secondary mathematics classroom who want to make the best use of Google Classroom and a variety of free Google Tools and Google Apps in ways that strengthen mathematics learning and instruction. Experienced mathematics teacher and Google Certified Teacher, Steve Morris, will show you specific ways to make the best use of many of the most useful Google Tools for use in the secondary mathematics classroom including Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, add-ons, and more. Discover new ways to more efficiently tap into the power of online student collaboration with Google Classroom and how to take greater advantage of the most useful Google Apps for Education.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. The Most Essential Google Classroom Tips and Tricks Every Secondary Math Teacher Should Know
    Understand Google Classroom and the most time-efficient practices to manage communications and document workflow in your secondary math classroom
  2. Learn the Best Digital Tools and Tips to Make Your Math Instruction More Effective
    Apply a host of digital tools in meaningful ways to enhance your math instruction – from warm-ups, to lesson presentation, to independent work, to exit tickets, and more
  3. Discover the Best Timesaving Apps for Differentiating Your Math Instruction
    Receive real-time data, strengthen student motivation and differentiate your math instruction with exciting and interactive apps
  4. Increase Student Ownership with Teacher-Tested Choice Boards
    Sample a variety of mathematics choice boards based on Depth of Knowledge (DOK) levels that you can easily customize for your own classroom
  5. Master Google Drive to Streamline Workflow and Provide Quick Feedback on Math Assignments
    Learn essential strategies to assign documents, name and submit assignments, provide feedback, and grade and return assignments … Discover how a simple Google Form can become a timesaving drop box
  6. Utilize the Newest Features of Google Classroom
    Discover the newest features of Google Classroom … Prepare to be amazed
  7. Harness the Full Potential of Google Forms in Your Math Classroom
    Explore the amazing ways math teachers are using Google Forms beyond simple survey tools … From formative assessments and exit tickets to data collection using mobile devices
  8. Unleash the Power of Student Engagement During Your Math Lessons
    Enhance your math lessons with the Google add-on Pear Deck and watch your student engagement increase exponentially
  9. Incorporate Outstanding, Free Chrome Extensions From the Chrome Web Store
    Manage time more efficiently with Chrome Extensions … The best tools to support you and your grades 6-12 math students
  10. Receive an Extensive Mathematics-Focused Google Classroom Resource Handbook and Access to a Specially Created Website with Helpful Resource Links
    Each participant will receive an extensive Google Classroom resource handbook that includes detailed descriptions and practical classroom applications of each of the Google Tools and Apps presented … Receive access to a website specially created for this seminar, filled with helpful links and online tutorials

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Practical strategies for getting the most out of Google Classroom – specifically for grades 6-12 mathematics teachers
  • The best free Google Tools and Google Apps to enhance instruction in the secondary mathematics classroom
  • How to find, download and install the latest Chrome apps that are applicable to secondary mathematics instruction
  • Work smarter, not harder … Learn timesaving tips for using a variety of Google Tools more efficiently, including self-grading, multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank online assessments
  • How to differentiate mathematics instruction with students in grades 6-12 using Google Tools
  • Learn strategies to flip your instruction with Google Suite tools and EdPuzzle
  • A wealth of ways to fully engage your math students in productive, collaborative learning
  • Maximize student engagement during your instruction with a Google Extension
  • Google Classroom tips and tricks to maximize your time
  • Outstanding ways to use G-Suite, from collecting work to giving feedback to collaboration, and more
  • Enhance your digital toolbox with an abundance of G-Suite tools and apps perfect for secondary math teachers
  • Discover ways to collect pencil and paper assignments digitally
  • Mathematics classroom-proven apps and extensions that are easy-to-implement in your existing program

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

What an incredible and also challenging time this is to be a secondary math teacher! With lesson plans, grading papers, calling parents, and many other classroom responsibilities, it is often difficult to find time to research the latest tools we have available to support our mathematics instruction. And yet, in my 28 years of teaching, this is also one of the most exciting times to be a secondary math teacher, because we now have some incredible technology tools available with the power to simplify our work and save time, while greatly enhancing our instruction, student learning and engagement.

Join me for a day filled with outstanding ways to get the most out of Google Classroom in your secondary math program. I want to share the best of what I have found to be successful in my own experience as a grades 6-12 math teacher, and with the secondary math teachers whom I coach and support. Discover ways that Google Classroom can help you become more efficient and effective. Explore a repertoire of digital tools that can be used for warm-ups, checks for understanding, formative assessments, exit tickets and that increase students’ voice and choice in the math classroom. With these tools, you can expect your students to come to class both excited and eager to learn math.

I look forward to helping you discover great ways to enhance how you approach and teach your everyday math lessons from start to finish using Google Classroom. You will return to your classroom with a variety of Google Apps, Tools and Chrome Extensions that will help you be more efficient and effective and increase the engagement of all your math learners.

I look forward to spending the day with you!

Sincerely,
Steve Morris

P.S. You will leave this seminar energized and excited with many new and effective ways to strengthen your math instruction with Google Classroom.

Who Should Attend

Middle School Mathematics Teachers, High School General Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre‑Calculus, Calculus, Statistics Teachers, Math Curriculum Coordinators, Technology Integration Specialists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Google Classroom Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive mathematics-focused Google Classroom resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Practical strategies and ideas for integrating Google Classroom, Tools, Apps and extensions into your grades 6-12 math program
    • Descriptions, images, publishers, and pricing information for the newest, most effective Chrome apps for secondary school math, algebra and geometry classrooms
    • “How to” screenshots of a variety of apps and extensions
    • A breakdown of apps perfect for mathematics warm-ups, lesson presentation, independent work, collaboration, and exit tickets
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their instruction using Google Classroom.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Steve Morris will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own math program.
    You are welcome to bring a fully charged Chromebook or laptop with a Chrome Browser installed. It is not, however, a requirement to attend this seminar. An iPad or an Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google or Chrome resources covered in the seminar. Your resource handbook and a specially created website will support your individual hands-on exploration of the ideas and resources presented during the seminar when you return to your school.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  5. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.