G Suite for Teachers I: Grounding Tech Tools in Effective Instructional Practice
G Suite for Education accounts include core applications, which, when used efficiently, can powerfully shift the way classroom resources and activities are organized and assigned. In this course, participants will learn the basics of G Suite applications such as Forms, Sheets, Slides, and Google Classroom to assign and manage rich student production tasks like essays, textual-analyses, data reports, or multimedia presentations.
Teachers will also be exposed to “add-ons”, such as Doctopus and Goobric, that enhance existing G Suite applications, and support student learning. Add-ons can make differentiated and group assignments more manageable, allow for improved quality and timeliness of teacher feedback, and assist with the myriad tracking, reporting, intervention, and personalized communication tasks that empower a supportive classroom. Participants who complete the course will have the opportunity to earn the Google Certified Educator Level 1 certification for free!
Participants who successfully complete this course will demonstrate an ability to create an online learning hub using one or more G Suite applications.
Successful completion of this course assumes that teachers and their students will have GAFE accounts and devices for use in the classroom context. Teachers without GAFE 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 Google Apps for Education 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 class set of reliable laptop (or tablet) devices 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
Donny is a geometry teacher at Olympus Academy, a transfer school for students who are over age and undercredited. Aside from teaching geometry and serving as Olympus Academy’s technology coordinator, Donny teaches a number of other subjects including: computer applications, computer science, music, and photography. Donny is well-suited for the many hats he wears at Olympus, having an educational background in math and previous work experience with Apple Inc. When he isn’t teaching, Donny is working on his professional photography, playing music in his band, as well as spending time and traveling with his wife and two sons.
“I loved the break out session for a chance to talk with other teachers about tools they use. It was great to see the variety.” Course Participant, Summer 2019
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.