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G Suite for Teachers I: Grounding Tech Tools in Effective Instructional Practice

Due to popular demand, this summer we are offering G Suite for Teachers I on two occasions. Scroll down for course dates and to register for one of the two sections.

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 successfully complete this course will demonstrate an ability to create an online learning hub using one or more G Suite applications.


This course assumes that participating teachers can easily use the G Suite core applications (Mail, Drive, Docs, Sheets, Forms, Classroom) and that they and their students will have GAFE accounts and devices for use in the classroom context. To accomplish the objectives of this course, participants should 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.

Did you know?

We offer a sequence of three G Suite for Teachers courses! You don’t need to take each of them, but you should find the one that meets your learning needs. Click here to see a table outlining the differences.

This class will be taught by

Donny Napolitano

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.


Section 1

Registration open!
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, July 20, 2020 – July 31, 2020
Time: 10:30am – 12:00pm via web-conference
New Visions’ Fee: $100.00*
Related Materials: Syllabus

Register for Section 1

Section 2

Registration open!
Dates: Daily, August 17, 2020 – August 21, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm via web-conference
New Visions’ Fee: $100.00*
Related Materials: Syllabus

Register for Section 2

Choose the G Suite course that's right for you!


Course Title

G Suite Foundations: Google Basics for Educators and School Staff

G Suite for Teachers: Grounding Tech Tools in Effective Instructional Practice

G suite for Teachers II: Data-Driven Instruction Made Easy with Tech


G-Suite Foundations

Integrating G-Suite in Assessment of Learning

Analyzing Data to Drive Instruction


I will be able to use Google Tools to organize my work.

I will be able to use Google Tools to better collect and analyze evidence of ALL my students learning.

I will be able to use data protocols alongside Google Tools to better analyze evidence of learning to guide my instructional practice.

G-Suite Apps

Drive, Docs


Forms, Sheets

Calendar, Gmail


Sites, Classroom, Drive

Forms, Sheets








Power Tools

variety of other add-ons that support formative assessment

Data Chain protocol & ATLAS protocol

Proficiency expected

As this is a foundations course, no familiarity with G-Suite apps is expected.

Participants ability to use G-Suite apps will be assumed. This course will introduce add-ons as a way to increase proficiency and fluency.

Familiarity with G-Suite apps and add-ons is necessary, proficiency and fluency will be assumed, and the tools will be used to support effective data protocols.

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.