Google Tools to Support your Students in Remote Learning Part 2

Event Description

In part one we explored how to leverage Google Classroom, Docs, and Forms in a remote learning situation. During this session we will dive into how teachers can leverage Google Slides and Google Drawings to create engaging learning experiences for their students. Join us to dive deeper into the Google world!

Google Tools to Support your Students in Remote Learning Part 1

Event Description

In this session we will look to explore how we can best maximize Google tools in a remote learning situation. From leveraging Google Classroom as our workflow management system, to creating engaging activities and assessments with Google Docs and Forms this webinar will show a variety of ways you can up your Google game!
Part 2 will be held on July 20. Register separately for Part 2.

Presenter Bio

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. A Google for Education Certified Trainer, former Director of Technology, and high school social studies classroom teacher, Ben has a passion for bringing creative technology integration into the classroom. Throughout his career, Ben has been able to work with teachers and administrators in bringing best technology practices into their schools and classrooms using iPads and Google Apps for Education.

Google Tools to Support your Students in Remote Learning Part 1

Event Description

In this session we will look to explore how we can best maximize Google tools in a remote learning situation. From leveraging Google Classroom as our workflow management system, to creating engaging activities and assessments with Google Docs and Forms this webinar will show a variety of ways you can up your Google game!

Presenter Bio

Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. A Google for Education Certified Trainer, former Director of Technology, and high school social studies classroom teacher, Ben has a passion for bringing creative technology integration into the classroom. Throughout his career, Ben has been able to work with teachers and administrators in bringing best technology practices into their schools and classrooms using iPads and Google Apps for Education.

Summer Online Courses Start May 11

We are excited to announce our Spring 2020 Online Learning Courses for education professionals! These free courses can be taken on your own schedule in the comfort of your home. These learning opportunities will support your professional growth in the areas of classroom technology integration throughout your career. Plus, we can also provide you with Illinois Professional Development Credits to help you renew your Professional Educator’s License.   

Summer 2020 Online Learning Courses

Join us for these FREE Online Courses:

  • Save Time with an Organized Google Drive (1.5 PD credits) 
  • Maximize the Power of Google Classroom (1.5 PD credits) 
  • Understanding the Power of Google Docs (1.5 PD credits) 
  • Google Forms Essentials: Creating Digital Assessments (1.5 PD credits) 
  • Google Slides: More Than Presenting Content (1.5 PD credits) 
  • Getting Started with Google Hangouts (1.0 PD credit)
  • Pages for Mac and iPad (1.0 PD credit) 
  • Keynote for Mac (2.0 PD credits) 

You can start on these free self-paced courses when you’re ready, take breaks and complete what you want when you have a few minutes, and come back to finish them whenever you’d like. When you’re done you can register for another course and complete that one at any time during the summer. Registration for any of these courses opens May 11, and all courses will close August 14, 2020. 

Get all the details and register at ltcillinois.org/online. We’re looking forward to learning with you!

Google Slides, Gmail and Calendar

Event Description

Participants will learn new features of Google Slides and learn about all of the Gmail settings that will help them be more efficient with Gmail. Participants will also learn about features in Calendar like the appointment slots.

Presenter Bio

Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. Lisa facilitates professional learning events regionally, provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the central Illinois region. Prior to joining the LTC, Lisa was an educator for 19 years in the Quincy Public School district. She is currently serving as the Western Illinois Computing Educator Chapter President and served on the Illinois Computing Educators governing board of directors.

 

Google Forms, Sheets and Screencastify

Event Description

Participants will learn about the ins and out of Google Forms and how they can turn it into a quiz. They will also learn about Google Sheets and how they can manipulate sheets to separate data. And finally, participants will learn how to use Screencasitfy to record their screen.

Presenter Bio

Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. Lisa facilitates professional learning events regionally, provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the central Illinois region. Prior to joining the LTC, Lisa was an educator for 19 years in the Quincy Public School district. She is currently serving as the Western Illinois Computing Educator Chapter President and served on the Illinois Computing Educators governing board of directors.

 

Google Drive, Docs and Meet

Event Description

Participants will learn the organization of Google Drive and Tips and Tricks with Google Docs. We will also look at the features of Hangouts Meet and some extensions that you can use during this time of remote learning.

Presenter Bio

Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. Lisa facilitates professional learning events regionally, provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the central Illinois region. Prior to joining the LTC, Lisa was an educator for 19 years in the Quincy Public School district. She is currently serving as the Western Illinois Computing Educator Chapter President and served on the Illinois Computing Educators governing board of directors.

 

Google Apps for Administrative Assistants

Event Description

Google Apps for Administrative Assistants is an introductory session to Google’s G-Suite apps. This workshop will dive into the ins-and-outs of this amazing platform and help get you on the road to success. We will outline in detail how administrative assistants can streamline their workflow to the operations of their schools and districts. G-Suite is all you need to do your best work! Participants will learn how to use G-Suite to help build their capacity to work more efficiently and effectively through the use of Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Sites, Forms, Calendar, and Gmail.

Presenter

Joe Cipfl is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center (LTC), an Illinois State Board of Education program that delivers technology and educational services to all K-12 school districts in the state. He facilitates professional learning events regionally; provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and technology infrastructure; and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the southern Illinois region and the state.

Joe is a veteran educator in both K-12 and higher education in the areas of science and technology and is a frequent presenter on instructional and educational technology. He is a certified teacher, a certified school administrator, and certified Google Educator. Before his role as Regional Coordinator, Joe was a science/technology teacher, university instructor, and building-level technology coordinator.

Earn PD Hours through the LTC for Google’s Distance Learning Course

Recently Google for Education created an excellent course showing how to leverage GSuite tools for Remote Learning or “Distance Learning.” Google’s Distance Learning for Educators Course is a free online learning course that is available to anyone, anywhere, at any time. The course demonstrates how to use tools like Google Meet, Google Classroom, and others to support student learning. It also includes suggestions for social-emotional learning and ways to keep open the lines of communication with students and families. 

The Learning Technology Center is happy to provide Illinois educators with 2.75 hours of Professional Development Credit for license renewal for completing this course.

Here’s how to Receive Free PD Hours from the LTC

  • Register through the LTC’s website.   
  • Complete Google’s Distance Learning for Educators Course. 
    • Any questions regarding the content of the course should be directed to Google through their website. 
  • Upon successful completion of this course, Google will generate an onscreen certificate. 
    • If you have already completed the course, simply go back to the course homepage and click the “View Certificate” button.
  • Highlight and copy the URL (or “web address) of your unique certificate.
  • Open THIS FORM to request PD and enter the required information.
  • Paste the URL for your unique certificate into the space provided.
  • Submit the form. Within 5 business days we will email you a link to an evaluation form. After you complete and submit the evaluation form, your PD Credit Evidence of Completion form will be emailed to you within a few days. 

Google Slides, Gmail and Calendar

Event Description

Participants will learn new features of Google Slides and learn about all of the Gmail settings that will help them be more efficient with Gmail. Participants will also learn about features in Calendar like the appointment slots.

Presenter Bio

Lisa Schwartz, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator. Lisa facilitates professional learning events regionally, provides consultation and support to school districts related to digital learning, technology integration, and develops instructional materials for educators throughout the central Illinois region. Prior to joining the LTC, Lisa was an educator for 19 years in the Quincy Public School district. She is currently serving as the Western Illinois Computing Educator Chapter President and served on the Illinois Computing Educators governing board of directors.