March 20, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Google in Education Workshop
This one-day hands-on primer begins with a welcome activity that invites participants to co-create a new vision for education in the age of Google. Discover a tool kit of research tools for students and educators, including advanced search techniques, Google Books, Google Scholar, Google News, Google Alerts and more. Learn how Google Docs and Google Drive can facilitate collaboration and creation between students and among colleagues. Experience the ease of online publishing with Google Sites (and Blogger). Learn to expand your own personal learning network online with Google+. "Even more" inspiring instructional ideas conclude the day before a final reflection activity. This special workshop, hosted in the Google Office, offers something for beginners and intermediate users... and there is no better preparation for the Google Apps for Education summit.
Geo Educators Workshop
This intensive one day event is designed to help educators get the most from Google's Geo products and technologies like Google Maps and Earth including Mars, Moon, and Ocean. It doesn’t matter what subject you teach, The Geo Teacher’s Workshop will explore many ways to incorporate visual learning and visual thinking using these tools.
With hands-on activities, attendees will learn how to create, collaborate, and publish using Google Maps. Navigate through the robust layers of Google Earth and create dynamic content that can be used in the classroom immediately. The Google Geo Education team of experts will also explore innovative cross-curricular instructional strategies and provide resources to share with colleagues. They will introduce the many ways that educators can bring the world's geographic information to students in a compelling, fresh, and fun way.
TWO DAY WORKSHOPS
March 19 & 20, 2014 (8:30 AM - 3:30 PM)
Google Apps for Education Certification Bootcamp (for Trainers)
The Google Apps for Education Certified Training serves two purposes: to raise awareness about how Google Apps can be used in education (with students and among colleagues), and to prepare participants to pass the Google Apps for Education Qualification Tests. Each session includes an interactive overview, top tips from the Google Apps for Education Training Center, hands-on activities, and inspiring ideas for how to use Google Apps for teaching, learning, and professional collaboration. The activities are flexible, designed to help new users quickly understand the "core magic" of each app - and to challenge veteran users by revealing features and innovative uses they never imagined. The experience is grounded in Google culture, complete with high-energy fast-paced demonstrations and challenging activities that can truly be called "hard fun." There is no better preparation for teaching and learning with Google Apps - or for passing the Google Apps EDU tests.
During the second day of this two-day bootcamp, participants prepare their applications to become Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers. Certification is not included in the bootcamp (passing six tests, submitting an application, and approval from Google are required following the event). Taking tests and applying for certification is not necessary for participating in the bootcamp.
Google Apps for Education Technical Retreat (for CTOs, SysAdmins, and Tech Support)
The two-day Google Apps for Education Technical Retreat is intended for an audience of technology directors, systems administrators, and others who support technology needs in schools. The content is focused on the process and challenges of migrating educational institutions from legacy systems (or current systems) to Google Apps for Education. Participants will learn best practices and current issues from experienced peers and experts. Prepared presentations and activities are supplemented by structured time for discussion and networking.
Sessions will include topics such as:
Productivity tips for Google Apps (particularly Gmail, Google Calendar, and Google Docs) will also be included in this two-day retreat. Participants will leave better prepared to use and support these tools in an educational context.
Overview of Google Apps Dashboard Settings
Migrating Data from Microsoft Exchange or First Class to Google Apps
Using Google’s API’s to Mass-Create Accounts for All Current Email Users.
Migrating Large Organizations
Using the Google Apps Manager Command-line Tool
Using the Google Apps Migration Tool
Managing Suborganizations & Setting Up Permissions for Individual Apps
Creating an Implementation Plan for Current Staff
Creating a Dual-Delivery Pilot to Test the Systems and Migration
Strategies for Roll-Out Beyond a Pilot
Retention Strategies for Legacy Systems
BONUS: Chromebook Deployment and Management
Cancellation Policy: All registrations are final and non-refundable. Registration is, however, transferrable. If you cannot make it to the event, please find a colleague to attend in your place.
Note: A minimum of 5 participants must be met or a workshop may be canceled due to low registration.