Institute for Educational Development

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

John Sowash is an experienced educator who challenges educators to use technology to improve learning. As a top ranked Google Certified Trainer, John has been invited to speak around the world, inspiring educators to use technology to connect with and challenge students.

John is the author of What's NEW in GOOGLE TOOLS and GOOGLE CLASSROOM to Enhance Content Instruction (Grades 6-12), the comprehensive resource handbook you'll receive at the seminar. Additional authorship credits include The Chromebook Classroom (2016), and The Ultimate Guide to Google Certifications (2018). John is also the host of the Chromebook Classroom Podcast.

As an experienced teacher, John understands the demands placed on classroom teachers and gears his presentations towards the most practical and useful tools that will strengthen student learning, engage students and streamline teachers.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

"John has helped me see the many ways I will be able to use Google Classroom as part of my teaching. He has given me a wealth of resources to get me started and use over time!"
Tiffany R. Hathaway, Elementary Teacher

"John gave me lots of ideas for how to integrate my new Chromebooks into my existing courses next year."
Steve Loth, Science/Technology Teacher

"Excellent presenter! Lots of great information and helpful suggestions."
Stephanie Talalai, Technology Coordinator

"John's seminars are helpful and interesting. He is straightforward, candid, personable, easy to understand, incredibly knowledgeable, and engaging. I will definitely pursue Google Tools in my classroom and for my own curricular work as well."
Jennifer Waldvogel, English, Teacher

"Just what I was hoping for! Great speaker who is informative and fun. Superb resource handbook. I feel more confident in using Google Classroom/Google Tools and can go back to my school as a resource while we transition to an all Google/Chromebook district."
Sara Byrne, Computer Teacher

"Excellent professional development opportunity. John highlights the important aspects of the Google products, leaving me excited to learn more about the products. I am looking forward to implementing Google in my classroom."
Jeff Chmielinsky, Teacher

"I highly recommend John R. Sowash's seminar to whomever wants to maximize Google Classroom Tools and Chromebooks in the classroom!"
David Laben, Technology Teacher