Institute for Educational Development

Location: COLUMBUS
Date: May 7, 2018

$249.00 per person
Group Price: $229.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

Practical Ideas for Making Best Use of GOOGLE CLASSROOM to Enhance Instruction

(Grades 6-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Anne Truger

Outstanding Teacher and Google Certified Trainer and Innovator

Specifically Designed for Educators Serving Grades 6-12: Classroom Teachers, Technology Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Library/Media Specialists, and Administrators

  • Practical ways to utilize Google Classroom to enhance content instruction and streamline student engagement in the secondary classroom
  • Differentiate instruction more easily with a variety of free Google Tools that allow you to customize Chrome and better meet the needs of all of your learners
  • Timesaving strategies to more easily manage student work in the new Google Classroom … Assign, collect, grade, and give feedback with just a few clicks
  • Enhance content instruction in the secondary classroom using the best free Google Apps and Add Ons

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, NEW seminar is designed for educators working with students in the secondary classroom who want to make more effective use of Google Classroom and a variety of free Google tools and apps to enhance content learning, communication and collaboration. Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, Anne Truger, will show you 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 aspects of G Suite for Education.

You will also learn how to make the best use of many useful Google tools including, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Slides, add-ons, and more. Anne will also share the ways many districts are stretching their technology budgets through the incorporation of affordably priced Google Chromebooks for students, and leveling the technology playing field with Google Chrome and Chromebooks.

Whether you are new to using Google Classroom or are an experienced user, you’ll leave this seminar with a wealth of ideas, knowledge and tools that you’ll be able to use immediately in your work with grades 6-12 students.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Learn What Every Educator Needs to Know About Essential Google Classroom Practices
    Understand how to optimally use Google Classroom to manage communications and document work flow
  2. Unleash the Power of Google Classroom
    Examine how you can use Google Classroom to create and organize assignments, provide feedback and communicate more efficiently with large number of students
  3. Utilize the newest features of Google Classroom
    Discover the newest features of Google Classroom … Be prepared to be amazed!
  4. Enhance Student Collaboration with Teacher-Tested Google Classroom Projects and Activities
    Sample a variety of projects that you can take back and customize specifically for your work with grades 6-12 students
  5. Streamline Your Workflow and Provide Quick Feedback with Google Classroom + Google Forms
    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. Create Customized Content with YouTube, Flipped Instruction and Powerful Web Tools
    Learn how to easily create tutorials, webcasts and lessons to support any-time, any-place learning
  7. Utilize the Full Potential of Google Forms
    Explore the amazing ways teachers are using Google Forms beyond simple survey tools … From formative assessments and exit tickets to creating observations and data collection using mobile devices
  8. Differentiate Instruction More Effectively By Using the Best FREE Chrome Extensions and Google Drive Add-Ons
    Support all learners with extensions and add-ons to be more productive, remove distractions and extend the learning experience
  9. Harness the Full Power of Google Tools
    Explore outstanding ways to fully leverage the incredible power of Google tools for collaboration, communication and assessment in grades 6-12
  10. Receive an Extensive Google Classroom Resource Handbook and Special Website Access
    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 … Receive information on how to access a specially created website with helpful links and online tutorials for a variety of Google Tools

Specific Topics

Here's what you'll learn:
  • Practical strategies for using Google Classroom and a variety of free Google Tools to enhance content instruction in the secondary classroom
  • Timesaving tips and tools for using Chromebooks/Chrome to make your life easier, both in and out of the classroom
  • How to find, download and install the latest Chrome extensions that are applicable to secondary instruction
  • Work smarter, not harder … Learn timesaving tips for using Google Classroom more efficiently, including self-grading, multiple-choice, etc.
  • How Google Classroom can be used to differentiate content instruction with students in the secondary classroom
  • Advanced applications of Google Classroom to streamline your work and communicate with students and parents with ease
  • Access your bookmarks, information and files from anywhere … Learn how to!
  • A wealth of ways to fully engage your students in productive collaborative learning
  • How to use built-in apps to streamline classroom management and routines
  • Valuable tips to get the most from every Chromebook in your classroom
  • Explore ways to customize your settings to make the most of G Suite of applications like Classroom, Docs, Sheets, and more
  • How to set up your bell ringer and exit ticket activities with Google Classroom
  • Explore the most useful ways to structure your lessons and assignments with HyperDocs
  • Ways to increase communication and participation, and provide just-in-time feedback

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

As educators, we know firsthand that things are rapidly changing in our field. Gone are the days when we stood in front of the classroom imparting wisdom to the masses. Most students carry around more computing power in their pockets than any of us could ever have imagined. Students are one website, one click or one text away from most answers. Though information is readily available, rarely do our students know how best to use it. How can we help our students take a more active role in their learning and how can we best prepare them for the future? This is what excites me about Google Classroom.

Google Classroom is an incredible tool that can change the landscape of the work you do with grades 6-12 students. No longer are students waiting to be told what to do when they arrive, but rather they can simply open up Classroom and start the “bell ringer” or entry activity for the day. Google Classroom can help you meet the goal of becoming more paperless and setting up a student/teacher workflow that’s effective and efficient. Google Classroom is a powerful tool in its own right, but when paired with the G Suite of educational tools it becomes an outstanding tool that can reshape your instructional landscape to help you better meet the needs of your students.

As an experienced middle and high school teacher, I have designed this seminar specifically to meet your needs. We will cover not only how to make the best use of Google Classroom but also many other Google tools. We will explore a variety of ways to fully integrate the Google Suite of Educational Tools into your classroom. Whether you are brand new to Google Tools or an experienced user, you will find a wealth of practical ideas, classroom-tested projects, and time-saving productivity strategies.

Join me for a day full of learning, exploring, sharing, and creating that will help you make the best use of Google Classroom to enhance your instruction.

I look forward to sharing and collaborating with you soon!

Anne Truger

P.S. I promise that you will leave with a toolbox full of tips, ideas and practical strategies that you can implement the very next day!

Who Should Attend

Educators Serving Grades 6-12: Classroom Teachers, Technology Specialists, Instructional Coaches, Library/Media Specialists, and Administrators.

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive Google Classroom resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • A detailed overview of all the functionality of Google Classroom
    • Recommendations for setting up, and managing Google Classroom that will save time and stress for teachers and students
    • Practical strategies and ideas for best integrating G Suite into the curriculum
    • Descriptions, images, publishers, and pricing information for the newest, most effective Chrome apps for secondary school classrooms
    • Tips and tricks for using Google Classroom, Google Drive and other Google resources
  2. Make the Best Use of Your Time:
    Our goal is to make the best use of your time during the seminar while providing you with the greatest variety of practical technology applications for your classroom. To accomplish this goal, Anne will use a large screen multimedia projection system to demonstrate specific apps, tools and projects throughout the day. You are welcome to bring a fully charged laptop with a Chrome browser installed or Chromebook computer, but it is not a requirement to attend. An iPad or Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google or Chrome resources covered in this 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.