Google Sheets Basics

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Don’t be Scared of Sheets: Google Sheets Basics for Teachers

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Dates: Mondays, March 23 – May 4, 2020
Time: 6:00 – 7:30pm via online video conference
New Visions’ Fee: $100.00*
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G Suite accounts include Google Sheets, a powerful tool for teachers and administrators. This course will focus on how Sheets can powerfully impact daily administrative workflow of educators and student digital skills acquisition. By learning to use Sheets to support instruction, teachers will be able to easily pull together student data and use it to differentiate assignments, improve the quality and timeliness of the feedback they provide to their students, and create student-centered activities. Participants will also learn to use Sheets to streamline tracking, reporting, intervention, and personalized communication tasks that make for a responsive and supportive classroom.

Participants who successfully complete the course will demonstrate the ability to use Google Sheets to manage classroom workflow and differentiate instruction, and will write a content-specific, age-appropriate lesson plan about Google Sheets.

Successful enrollment in this course assumes that teachers have GAFE accounts and devices for use with their students in the classroom context. Teachers without GAFE/G Suite accounts should obtain permission from their school leader and/or work with technology staff at their school to set up a pilot domain and student accounts for their school and/or classroom. Class time will not be used to directly support the setup of a GAFE domain, however Google offers free online resources and and phone-support to assist with this process. To accomplish the objectives of this course, participants must have regular access to a computer or tablet, and Internet connectivity with sufficient bandwidth to accommodate the use of Google’s browser-based and/or mobile applications.


This class will be taught by

Elizabeth Shadock

Elizabeth Shadock is an Instructional Specialist for Technology and Writing and is responsible for implementing the Drive to Write program at selected New Visions Affinity schools. Before coming to New Visions, she worked at an international school in Curitiba, Brazil, where she taught high school English and acted as a Technology Integration Specialist. Prior to this work, she served as a teacher in Shenzhen, China and in Bushwick, Brooklyn. She holds dual Bachelors Degrees from Texas State University in History and Communications and a Masters Degree in Educational Technology from the University of Texas. Elizabeth is also a Google Certified Educator and often coaches other educators seeking Google Certification.


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“Everything for this course was well organized, well paced and provided ample opportunity for student-to-student interaction along with instructor feedback. I feel a lot more confident using the new tools presented in class and am looking forward to "playing" some more with other functions.” Participant, Summer 2019


This is an online class.

Course Fees & Registration Policies

*New Visions is covering the course fees for educators who work in a New Visions school (charter or district). See our terms & conditions page for further information regarding registering with the DOE for P-credit and other details such as our refund policy.