Google Level 1 Bootcamp | Google Level 2 Bootcamp | Google Certified Trainer | HyperDoc Bootcamp | STEM: Moving Beyond the Hour of Code | STEM: Leveraging Indoor Drones in the Classroom | Minecraft in the Classroom: Teacher – Student Model
Learning and Leading Administrator Bootcamp | Clerical/Classified G Suite Bootcamp
Tech Sherpa Student Summit
EdTechTeam Bootcamps are ticketed events uniquely designed for schools and districts to host. Hosts decide which Bootcamps they want to sponsor and EdTechTeam will help the host market the event to sell the 20-30 tickets required to hold the event. As a thank you, EdTechTeam provides three complimentary tickets to the host site. EdTechTeam sends the best trainers in the world, all over the world, to help teachers not merely learn tools, but discover new educational possibilities and purposeful lesson design for their students and for themselves.
Scroll below to get more detailed descriptions of each of our Bootcamps:
Empowered Teacher Bootcamps
Level 1 Certification Bootcamp
Explore the core areas of G Suite 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, Keep, 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.
There’s no better preparation for taking the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam. Registration includes a voucher for the Level 1 exam.
Note: Graduate credit is available in conjunction with our Level 1 Bootcamps for an extra fee.
Level 2 Certification Bootcamp
Move beyond the basics of Google Tools and learn how to maximize 21st century learning in the classroom. Participants explore and create purposeful blended learning lessons while enhancing student understanding of topics and concepts. Learn to organize course work and leverage the Internet to better meet the needs of an increasingly digital curriculum. We’ll explore key units in the Level 2 curriculum including personalized learning models and coaching models.
Note: Graduate credit is available in conjunction with our Level 2 Bootcamps for an extra fee.
Certified Trainer Bootcamp
Go beyond Level 1 and Level 2 and get your Google Certified Trainer Certification. Google’s much anticipated redesign of their program goes far beyond content and provides to-be Trainers with solid expertise in learning and teaching strategies for 21st Century education. Trainer Bootcamp attendees learn what true facilitation of learning in the classroom looks like and they get practical strategies for reaching every student. Attendees leave this two-day Bootcamp with a toolkit of learning activities, personalization strategies, and original resources to immediately implement in their own trainings at the site, district, or consultant level. Even better? Specific assistance and time to work on Google’s application for Google Certified Trainer is built in.
Note: Level 1 and Level 2 Certification are prerequisites for registering and attending this Bootcamp.
Create and Customize Lessons for Your Classroom Curriculum
HyperDocs are innovative digital lessons capable of shifting the student learning experience. With HyperDocs, teachers maximize face time with students, better utilize devices, meet standards, and personalize instruction for any and all students. During this full day session, teachers learn how to leverage the G Suite and effectively use various web tools to become designers of instruction in their blended learning classroom. This workshop session is interactive and hands-on — participants create digital lessons to use right away!
During this 1-Day session teachers will:
- Experience how engaging HyperDocs are as a student
- Explore the pedagogy behind digital lesson design
- Copy and customize sample HyperDocs to use in your own classroom immediately
- Collaborate with educator colleagues to create your own HyperDoc(s)
- Reflect and revise digital lessons using a checklist to “hack” your own HyperDocs
- Join the Teachers Give Teachers collaborative marketplace community to share/use lesson plans #Give1Take1
Participants walk away feeling inspired, with a whole new outlook and competence for teaching with technology. Not only do participants create their own HyperDocs, but they have access to the many tools and resources to continue their progress as curriculum designers.
*Hyperdoc Book Included
Note: The HyperDoc sessions are for educators who have an “intermediate G Suite” experience. These teachers can already navigate the basics of Google Apps: Docs, Slides, Maps, etc.
STEM: Moving Beyond the Hour of Code
Over the last few years the Hour of Code has grown from something that was done in computer class to something that is done in the entire school. Once the Hour of Code is done, many schools go back to life as normal. States have begun to adopt computer science standards into the school curriculum and that has forced many schools to begin to wonder how they can move beyond the hour of code. In this workshop, we’ll look at many of the different coding resources available to teachers ranging from paper/pencil “offline” activities to coding robots and drones. Participants also learn how to incorporate these skills in their classrooms no matter what subject they teach.
STEM: Leveraging Indoor Drones in the Classroom
As one of the industry changing tools, Drones, also known as Unmanned Aircraft, are changing the skills needed in aerial videography, surveying land, and engineering. These devices are readily available to anyone and can be used to leverage engagement in the classroom and is being implemented in school districts around the world. The session helps participants understand the educational value of drones in school, understand the skills needed to fly, take an in-depth look into FAA guidelines, get a hands on experience with the aircraft, gather ideas around implementing the aircraft into the classroom, as well as guidelines for safe and responsible flying.
STEM: Minecraft in the Classroom: Teacher – Student Model
Harness the world’s most popular game in your classroom. Minecraft has planted itself in the hearts of our youth and now educators are using the game to provide dynamic learning experiences. Minecraft offers our students the chance at collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking. Players design, build and iterate creating a natural engineering design process during this Minecraft session. Educators love that Minecraft offers kids to visualize their thinking and we can now find it in all grade levels and all content areas. The excitement and energy around Minecraft is palpable.
This bootcamp is designed to have both educators and students in attendance. Students become the resident expert in order to help the educator play the game. All in attendance experience the mechanics of the game; explore different in-game challenges that require all types of coding, thinking and understanding; and learn teacher best practices and classroom management.
Courageous Leader Bootcamps
Learning and Leading Administrator
This one-day event explores frameworks that help administrators recognize effective and purposeful technology integration in classrooms. In particular, participants are introduced to the SAMR and 4Cs models while coaching techniques and evaluation methods are also discussed and practiced. The afternoon focuses on administrative uses of Google Tools such as: Gmail, Calendar, Forms/Spreadsheets, and the basics of Docs. Administrators leave this session with a solid understanding of how to support teachers in an ever-changing world and use Google Tools to increase work efficiency.
Classified and Clerical
This one-day event provides clerical/classified staff an overview of how to use the G Suite within the context of their work. Participants explore best practices with Gmail, Calendar, Forms and Spreadsheets – along with basics in Google Apps such as sharing settings and collaboration. Also on the docket, Chrome and the Chrome Web Store, including apps and extensions for the Chrome Browser that make anyone’s work easier and more efficient.
Student Agency Bootcamps
Tech Sherpa Student Summit
Keynote, 5 Sessions, Student Share Slam
Build capacity and empower your students! Create a core group of students as Google Trainers for your school by hosting a Student Summit. All participating students explore Google Sites, Google Forms and Spreadsheets, Google Slides (including Animation), Google Docs, and Google Photos.
Choose one teacher from your site and up to six students to attend this full day of keynotes, sessions, and a Student Share Slam.
If you’re interested in hosting one or more Certification Bootcamps, please fill out the online request form below. This form will collect all the information we need to generate a draft proposal for your review. Or contact Kate Petty, Director of Certification Programs at [email protected].