G Suite for Education Technical Retreat
 
A day of custom technical training and group discussions focused on best practices and uses of G Suite for Education.  This one day technical retreat starts with providing insight into recent technical changes to G Suite, helping your staff stay up to date and knowledgeable on improvements to the environment.  That will be followed up with three custom technical deep-dive sessions focusing on specific topics selected by the group.  These deep dives will include Admin console settings, approaches and rollout planning as well as common use cases for each topic.  

The day will be completed with a showcase of tips and useful tools for G Suite administrators to more efficiently manage and gain visibility.  Finally a Q&A period rounds off the day to give the opportunity to dive deeper into discussed topics or to explore other questions and aspects of G Suite for Education.  
 
Topics covered include
  • G Suite Services & Settings: A look at updates and changes to G Suite and the Admin Console over the last year.  Discussions around the changes and their impact on Education will be the focus.
  • Deep Dive 1,2,3: Three technical deep dive sessions exploring topics chosen by the group from a large list.  Use cases, Admin Console settings and best practices for each will be explored.
  • G Suite Admin Tips & Tricks: Efficient management of users, devices and settings.  Tools and additional services to help with security, optics, tracking and management.
  • Q&A Round table: Group discussions around topics of the day and other G Suite related questions.
 

Level 2 Google 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.

CS First Workshop  8:30 AM - 11:30 AM
CS First by Google is a free ready-to-teach introductory computer science (CS) curriculum for elementary and middle school students. Students follow step-by-step instructional videos that introduce fundamental computer science concepts and build computer programs using Scratch, a block-based programming language.

During our CS First by Google workshops, you will learn about the importance of computer science for all students and its role in creating a learning environment that fosters creative problem through peer-to-peer learning. As a teacher, you will get access to free lesson plans, solution sheets, and other educator enrichment resources included in the curriculum. At the end of the workshop, you will walk away with an action plan and strategies for starting to teach CS First and a connection to the growing community of CS First teachers.
Applied Digital Skills Workshop 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
Looking for a way to spice up your students’ digital literacy skills? Look no further! Google’s Applied Digital Skills is a free project-based curriculum that equips your students with practical tech skills, including how to make digital presentations, do online research, work with spreadsheets, and more! Through unique challenges and collaborative lessons, your students will engage in real-life problem-solving activities that call upon their creativity and strengthen their knowledge and familiarity of the G Suite apps. In this session to experience Applied Digital Skills as a learner and then set up your own class to use with your students. You’ll also get an overview of the curriculum and brainstorm ways to embed Applied Digital Skills into your existing lessons across the curriculum.  This self-paced, blended learning curriculum is appropriate for middle school and up. Get ready to be inspired! (Bring headphones if you have them.)
Note: All registrations are final and non-refundable but transferable.
Tickets transferred within 7 days of an event are subject to a transfer fee of up to $75. 
Please contact [email protected] for more information. There are no refunds for no shows.