Google’s Secret Menu (NCISC)

Did you know that beyond Docs, Slides, Sheets, and Forms, there is an entire Googleverse of lesser-known tools that can infuse creativity and collaboration into your classroom? In this session, we will explore apps like Sites, Jamboard, My Maps, Earth, and Arts & Culture to help students connect to each other and the world outside your classroom. We’ll also visit Experiments with Google to demonstrate cutting-edge applications of A.I. and multimedia to enrich your classroom with creative experiences. Finally we’ll discover how Google’s CS First and Applied Digital Skills offer full lessons you can apply to any subject tomorrow. Get in with the cool kids who know the “Secret Menu” of Google for Education tools!

Google Level 2 Certification Test Training

Reserve your spot today in our Google Educator Level 2 crash course! In this session, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to succeed on the Google Educator Level 2 Certification exam. Each session will cover different Google apps, including Gmail, Slides, and Drawings; Scholar, Books, Google Arts, and Culture; Earth and Maps; Sites and Blogger; YouTube and Classroom; Keep and Trends.

Level 2 certification indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform teaching practices. Educators who pass the certification test (not included) will be able to advertise their status with a personal certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months.

**Participants do not have to take the Level 1 Exam to participate in this workshop or take the Level 1 Exam before Level 2, the exams can be taken in any order.

Participants are recommended to bring two devices to the workshop.

**If you would like more information about apps covered on the exam, please visit Google’s training site: https://edu.google.com/teacher-center/certifications/educator-level2/?modal_active=none

Participants in this workshop will learn about:
Advanced organizational strategies & skills with Google Drive
Exploration of new learning models to help personalize the learning experience, including Blended Learning, the Flipped Classroom, and Project-Based Learning
Collaboration and HyperDoc lesson building strategies with Google Docs
Research strategies and tools with Google Scholar
Advanced data analysis with Google Sheets
Advanced formative Assessment and data collection with Google Forms
Increasing efficiency with Gmail and Calendar Labs
Organization of information, communication, and collaboration with Google Sites
Utilizing Advanced Search Techniques in the classroom
Research and exploration with Google Maps and Google Earth
Utilizing Chrome Add-ons and Extensions with students

This is a two-day training:

First Day: April 8 8:30am-12:30pm
Second Day: April 22 8:30am-12:30pm

Google Level 2 Certification Test-Crash Course

Reserve your spot today in our Google Educator Level 2 crash course! In this session, we will break down the Google Educator Level 2 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to succeed on the Google Educator Level 2 Certification exam. Each session will cover different Google apps, including: Gmail, Slides, and Drawings; Scholar, Books, Google Arts, and Culture; Earth and Maps; Sites and Blogger; YouTube and Classroom; Keep and Trends.

Level 2 certification indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform teaching practices. Educators who pass the certification test (not included) will be able to advertise their status with a personal certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months.

Participants are recommended to bring two devices to the workshop.

**If you would like more information about apps covered on the exam, please visit Google’s training site: https://edu.google.com/teacher-center/certifications/educator-level2/?modal_active=none

Google Level 1 Certification Test Training

Reserve your spot today for a Google Level 1 Certification workshop. This workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. This workshop is designed for teachers that have a solid base of implementing the Google tools in their classroom and is not designed as an introduction to the Google tools. Participants will learn Google tips and tricks along the way and be able to practice the skills in their own digital life and with their students. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months.
Participants are recommended to bring two devices to the workshop.

**If you would like more information about apps covered on the exam, please visit Google’s training site: https://skillshop.exceedlms.com/student/path/61209-fundamentals-training?locale=en

Participants in this workshop will learn about:
Digital Citizenship
Utilizing Google Drive with efficiency
Creating, sharing, and collaborating with Google Docs
Creating, Formatting, and Analyzing Data with Google Sheets
Developing and Using Google Forms for Quizzes and Data Collection
Design and Edit Google Slides
Set up and Operate Google Classroom
Personalize your Gmail Account
Leveraging Google Chat & Meet
Manage your Google Calendar, Tasks, and Google Keep
Create a Google Site

This is a two-day workshop:

First Day: March 4 8:30am-12:30pm
Second Day: April 1 8:30am-12:30pm

Hidden Google Tools and Updates To Use in 2022! ROE 4

Have you ever wondered what new updates Google’s launched? Have you utilized the tools available in the “More” area of Google Drive to their potential? If the answer to these questions are yes and no, then this workshop is for you! In this PL Bites, we will explore the new updates Google has recently launched and also the tools behind the “more” area in Google Drive, Jamboard, and My Maps. Join us to deepen your Google for Education knowledge!

Google’s Applied Digital Skills

Google’s Applied Digital Skills is an online curriculum that connects teachers and students to the skills they need to be digital problem solvers. The curriculum consists of ready-to-use video lessons with real-life applications for middle and high school classrooms.

In this session, we will explore Applied Digital Skills’ resources and activities and how they can be used to support classroom content connected to real-world skills.

Hey Google, What’s New? (DuPage ROE)

New Year, New Google! There have been some exciting updates to the apps you use every day. This workshop will explore new features in Google Workspace Apps over the last several months, with a sneak preview of upcoming changes. We’ll demonstrate updates to Google Meet, Classroom, Slides, Docs, Sheets, and more! Google Workspace is constantly evolving to work for you and your students, so join us to learn what’s new!

Google Sheets 101 (NCISC)

Google Sheets allows you to create organized data tables that can be shared collaboratively, similar to Microsoft Excel. Whether you’re maintaining inventory, creating attendance sheets, or tracking finances, you’ll find Sheets to be a powerful, yet user-friendly tool in your arsenal. This workshop will start from the basics for users with little to no experience in Sheets. Along the way, you’ll learn how Sheets files work, entering data, basic formatting, filtering and sorting data, built-in formulas for auto-calculations, and more! A second device is recommend for all participants, but is not required.

Declutter Your Digital Life (DuPage ROE)

There’s a better way to work! This workshop will help you organize your digital life and develop a workflow to cut down on clutter and get more stuff done. Efficient use of Google tools like Chrome, Gmail, Tasks, and Drive can help you stay organized, set priorities, track projects, and manage the flood of emails. This workshop will combine tech tips with strategic choices that make you more efficient.

Take Your Class to Hyperspeed with Hyperdocs/ Digitally Packaging Curriculum with Google Sites – ROE 30

As schools transition to the new normal of virtual, online, and hybrid learning, save time and your sanity by packaging your online assignments! This workshop will explore the concept of digitally packaging all of your online content using Google Sites. Save yourself valuable instructional time and streamline your classroom workflow by packaging your assignments so that students have EVERYTHING they need in one place. This will save you so much time answering questions. It is also very handy for absent work and demanding parents. Come see how you can use Google Sites to create a digital content library for your class!

HyperDocs create an interactive learning experience for students, allowing them to explore content, create and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate what they know, think, feel, and understand. The misconception about HyperDocs is that they are simply Google documents with hyperlinks in them. However, when used appropriately, they can transform teaching and learning into interactive, engaging, student-centered environments. Similarly, a HyperDoc doesn’t have to be only a Google Document, in this session we will explore how to use the HyperDoc process to transform the learning experience using the full Google Workspace: including Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps.