Institute for Educational Development


Holiday Inn - Airport
8555 Stansted Road
Indianapolis, IN, 46241

February 10, 2022

$279.00 per person

Enhance MATH INSTRUCTION with Google Workspace and Google Classroom (Grades 6-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Melinda Waffle

Experienced Mathematics Teacher, Technology Integration Specialist, and National Presenter

Specifically Designed for Educators Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6–12: Classroom Teachers, Mathematics Specialists, Mathematics Coaches, Special Education Staff, Technology Integration Specialists and Administrators

  • The latest updates to Google Classroom that you can use right away to enhance secondary level math learning … Timesaving strategies for implementing assessment into your class using a variety of Google apps
  • The most important changes and updates to the G Suite Platform (now Google Workspace): Drive, Chrome, Classroom, Docs Sheets, Slides, and more with specific applications to secondary math instruction
  • Innovative, timesaving tips for integrating existing digitized or digital math materials into your Google Classroom

Practical Strategies

Keeping up with the constant updates and changes in Google Tools, Google Classroom and online math tools is challenging. This outstanding NEW seminar is your shortcut to success! In this unique, idea-packed seminar you’ll learn about the latest updates to some of the most powerful online tools for the secondary math classroom. Experienced secondary math teacher and outstanding presenter, Melinda Waffle will help you keep it manageable by merging your familiar resources and strategies with your Google Workspaces apps (formerly G Suite) in ways to create a robust mathematics classroom that better engages your students. All seminar examples will be secondary math focused and integrated within a Google Classroom to see how they are easily adaptable to your own teaching environment. You’ll receive numerous timesaving tips for how to best useGoogle apps in different ways that will increase your efficiency and organization. This seminar is designed for secondary mathematics teachers who want keep up-to-date with Google Classroom and Google Tools so they can take greater advantage of the power of Google apps for student learning and engagement in the secondary level math classroom.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Get the Latest Updates on Using Google Classroom for Math Instruction
    Get the latest updates on Google Classroom and learn how Classroom makes assigning and receiving documents easier for both you and your students
  2. “Secret” Google Products For the Math Classroom You Might Have Missed
    Explore several lesser-known Google products that have amazing potential in the math classroom!
  3. Acquire a Plethora of Timesaving Assessment Ideas
    Take back a wide variety of ways to approach formative and summative math assessment beyond G Form Quizzes, including drag and drop activities using G Draw, surveys in G Meets and video use in Google Classroom
  4. Enhance Your Mathematics Instruction with a Variety of Resources
    Connect resources from G Drive and elsewhere to provide a one-stop shop for your students, eliminating confusion on where to go
  5. Track Your Students’ Growth and Understanding of Key Math Concepts
    Learn how to create feedback loops within assignments or quizzes to track your students’ growth of knowledge and understanding of key math concepts
  6. Better Organize Math Resources for Increased Efficiency
    Discover ways to manage and organize resources to increase efficiency for both you and your students
  7. Save Time with Tips and Tricks with Google Apps
    Learn new shortcuts and timesaving tips for math teachers using Google Classroom and other Google apps
  8. Explore Sample Math Lessons and Activities Powered by Google Apps
    Be a student in a sample mathematics Google Classroom for an exclusive look at sample learning activities specifically designed to integrate Google apps and secondary math instruction
  9. Promote Student Collaboration Within and Beyond Google Classroom
    Learn innovative ways to jumpstart student collaboration using a variety of Google apps, including Slides and Jamboard
  10. Receive a Mathematics Resource Handbook and Access to a Specially Created Website with Helpful Resource Links
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook that includes detailed descriptions and practical classroom applications of each of the Google Tools and apps presented during the seminar, with access to an additional website with helpful links and online tutorials for a variety of Google Tools

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • The latest information on Google Classroom updates and coming features that have application for secondary level math instruction
  • Practical strategies for using a variety of free Google apps to enhance math instruction in the secondary mathematics classroom
  • How to find, download and install the latest Chrome apps that are applicable to secondary mathematics instruction
  • How to make better use of Google Classroom and Google Drive to streamline classroom management and routines
  • Timesaving, use-tomorrow strategies for providing immediate feedback to your math students
  • How to more efficiently assess your students’ math learning using a variety of Google apps
  • Innovative ways to fully engage your math students in productive collaborative learning
  • Proven methods to encourage asynchronous math discussions
  • New Ideas and strategies for setting up group math projects
  • How to take your existing math teaching strategies and effectively integrate technology for use in any environment: in-person, hybrid or virtual
  • Specific ways to create choice boards to increase math students’ motivation, engagement, and learning
  • Timesaving tips and tools for using Google apps to make your life easier, both in and out of the mathematics classroom
  • New and innovative uses of Google tools for differentiating math instruction
  • Tips and strategies for more smoothly and effectively managing technology-infused math lessons and math classrooms
  • How to modify popular traditional math teaching strategies, integrating their use with Google apps

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Although you probably are familiar with the basic functionality of Google Classroom and other common Google apps, if you are like most busy teachers, you feel challenged to devote the time or energy to stay abreast of the frequent updates or new features of these and other tools. Perhaps you are ready to learn about additional ways to use Google apps in unique ways to engage your students differently. Maybe you are ready to learn about some of the Google apps that are lesser-known and often overlooked. Whichever reason it is, I have designed this seminar is to provide many ideas and examples for new-to-you ways of enhancing your math instruction using the tools found within Google Workspaces. You will experience the seminar as a hands-on student in a sample Google Classroom that is secondary mathematics focused. Throughout our time together, I will share numerous tips and tricks that can save you valuable time and effort. It’s my goal that you leave with practical ideas that you are excited to implement the next day, and additional ideas to explore and use in the near future.

Melinda Waffle

P.S. You will receive an extensive mathematics-focused resource handbook filled with many practical tips, tricks, walkthroughs, and examples of using Google apps in the secondary mathematics classroom.

Who Should Attend

Educators Teaching Mathematics in Grades 6–12: Classroom Teachers, Mathematics Specialists, Mathematics Coaches, Special Education Staff, Instructional Specialists and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook
    Each participant will receive an extensive digital resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Recommendations for setting up and managing Google Classroom that will save time and stress for math teachers and students
    • Practical strategies and ideas for integrating Google apps into the mathematics curriculum
    • Step-by-step instructions with screenshots for ways to use Google apps in non-standard ways that better enhance mathematics learning
    • Editable templates to get you started right away!

    Registrants will also receive a printed copy of the resource handbook as long as their registration is received in the IED office at least 15 calendar days before the event.

  2. Meet and Share
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in strengthening their math program.
  3. Consultation Available
    Melinda Waffle will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own math program.
  4. Semester Credit Option:
    UMASS Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with University of Massachusetts Global, a nonprofit affiliate of the University of Massachusetts, 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.