Google Apps for School Operations
Could your school’s operational systems benefit from technology and innovation? This course is geared toward all school-based staff members who have a hand in creating or supporting school operations. Past participants have included classroom teachers, school secretaries, assistant principals, principals, and other school-based staff.
This is a project-based course that focuses on how Google Apps for Education (GAFE)—a popular cloud productivity suite used in many schools, universities and modern workplaces—can be used as powerful tools to build more efficient and effective operations systems for your school. In this course, you will learn how Google Apps for Education tools like Gmail, Calendar, Drive, Google Sites, and Google Classroom can be used to transform the way work gets done in schools by improving operations and optimizing workflows. When used effectively, these tools lead to powerful shifts in the way communication and collaboration take place in a school.
As a result of taking this course, teachers will know and be able to do the following:
- Develop an understanding of the features of an effective and efficient system to support operational procedures and workflows at schools
- Identify strategies to improve workflows or reinforce systems using Google Apps/G-Suite
- Attend three in-person sessions
- Create a digital system to support a key operation at your school to streamline work processes and increase school-wide transparency
Successful completion of this course assumes that teacher leaders, their colleagues, and students will have GAFE accounts and devices for use in the school context. Teacher leaders without Google Apps for Education should obtain permission from their school leader and/or work with technology staff at their school to set up a pilot domain and user accounts for their classroom, team, or grade level. To accomplish the objectives of this course, participants must have regular access to a reliable laptop with sufficient bandwidth to accommodate the use of Google’s browser-based applications.
This class will be taught by
Melissa Stagg has been a world language teacher with the NYCDOE since 2008 and is currently teaching coding and game design, along with Spanish, at The Young Women’s Leadership School (TYWLS) in the Bronx. This year at TYWLS Bronx, Melissa has been able to leverage her business acumen and knowledge of G-suite tools to begin establishing school-wide technology systems for the 2017-2018 school year. She serves as a Duolingo Ambassador and thought-leader, providing training to teachers interested in integrating the program in their ENL and language classes and helping other Ambassadors shape the “Duolingo for Schools” platform. In addition to her master’s degree in secondary education in world language, Melissa holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business (Baruch College); her focus on operational management and organizational behavior and structure has given her a keen eye with respect to school systems and operations.
Danieta Morgan is responsible for implementing and expanding the work of the systems team at New Visions with our Affinity Schools. Before coming to New Visions, she taught at an international school in Chennai, India where she developed strategic plans for technology enhanced differentiation. Prior to this work, she served as a teacher in NYC. She holds a Bachelors Degree from St. John’s University in Education. Danieta is a Google Certified Innovator for her cutting edge, meaningful use of technology in the classroom.
This is an online class. To learn how the course is conducted, see our course syllabus.
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.