Explore the core areas of Google Workspace for Education to increase professional learning and leadership; efficiency in the classroom; and student learning and creativity. We’ll explore several tools in Google’s Level 1 curriculum, all of which are taught within the context of meaningful use with students and teachers. Segments include the Chrome browser, search techniques, and Google Classroom… as well as Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, Calendar, Sites, and Groups. Gmail, Hangouts, and YouTube are also included. In addition to the tools, participants are exposed to critical student skill sets necessary for learning in an online environment.
Getting Started with Google Workspace for Education
In this session, you will learn to navigate the core tools in Google Workspace for Education and how to communicate, collaborate, and create. We will take a look at the basics and get hands-on experience using both Google Drive and 1-2 of the other core tools. You will learn how to create new, organize, and share your work from Google Drive. Be ready to learn, create, practice, and explore!
Zoom for Beginners
In this session, you will learn the basics of how to set up a Zoom meeting for synchronous learning with your students. This session will walk you through getting into your account, setting up a meeting, and how to share this meeting with your students. If there is time, we will share some best practices as to how to use Zoom for learning opportunities.
How to Connect and Support New Students and Families Virtually
As a primary teacher, your students’ families become your co-teachers in a virtual classroom. So, it’s important to not only connect with new students but also their families. In this session, we’re giving you creative activities and ideas to build up home buy-in, set expectations, and begin to build relationships. You’re going to leave this session with a plan for how you will communicate, connect and support your students to set them up for success and take all of the mystery, confusion, and overwhelm out of the equation.
Create Engaging Primary Lessons for Flexible Learning
Ready to save time creating primary lessons that will work for distance learning? In this session, you’re getting hands-on support to create lessons that will actually work for your classroom. Jamboard and Google Drawings are just two tools that will transform your lessons and help you infuse that interaction and engagement young learners need. In this hands-on make and take-style workshop, we’ll create lessons and activities your little learners can use right away.