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Don’t be Scared of Sheets: Google Sheets for Educators

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

This course will focus on how Sheets can support powerful shifts in the daily administrative workflow of educators, as well as 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. Teachers 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 instructional differentiation; they will extend that competency towards writing a content-specific, age-appropriate lesson plan that supports students in learning to use Google Sheets.


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.

Section 1

Registration open!
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, July 6, 2020 – July 17, 2020
Time: 10:00 – 11:30am via web-conference
New Visions’ Fee: $100.00*
Related Materials: Syllabus

This class will be taught by Mel DeBottis.

Mel DeBottis provides guidance and support for the development of data and tracking systems for New Visions Charter High Schools. He also facilitates check-ins regarding discipline, culture, and attendance. Prior to joining the New Visions central office, Mel worked for a number of years at New Visions Charter High School for Advanced Math and Science II as a special education teacher, Advanced Placement English literature teacher, associate director of special education and associate director of data, testing, and programming. He holds a Bachelor’s degree from Binghamton University in English-creative writing and a Master’s of Science in teaching exceptional adolescents from Fordham University, where he was part of the school’s TRIPP Scholarship Program.


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Section 2

Registration open!
Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays, August 3, 2020 – August 14, 2020
Time: 4:00 – 5:30pm via web-conference
New Visions’ Fee: $100.00*
Related Materials: Syllabus

This class will be taught by Christian Sanchez.

Christian Sanchez has been teaching for 22 years. He is currently the Technology Coordinator, Social Studies teacher, and Cabinet Member at MS 319 Maria Teresa Mirabal Middle School located in the Washington Heights neighborhood of upper Manhattan. For the past 10 years, Christian has been driven to make technology transparent in and out of the classroom in order to make its use effective and progressive. He has implemented Google Apps for Education school wide and regularly conducts training sessions in the incorporation of the Smartboard and Smart Notebook software. A Social Studies teacher by trade, he holds a B.A. in History from SUNY New Paltz and an M.S. in Learning Technology from Mercy College.


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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.