G Suite for Education: Integrating Technology and Pedagogy
This online course builds on the skills covered in our Level I course by providing teachers with the opportunity to deepen their knowledge of G Suite and apply instructional best practices to create enhanced learning experiences for students. Participants will learn how to leverage digital tools to create differentiated assessments, provide student feedback and analyze student data. The course is led by current NYCDOE teachers who use G Suite tools in their classrooms.
Participants who successfully complete this course will demonstrate the ability to use technology to design assessments and lesson plans using the principles of backwards planning and the SAMR model.
Successful enrollment in this course assumes that teachers they 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
Joshua Schulman has been teaching English for 12 years. He is currently an English teacher, librarian and ELA Department Leader at Cambria Heights Academy, a small high school in Hollis, Queens. As a teacher-leader and a strong advocate for technology in the classroom, Josh has helped facilitate school-wide adoption of Google Apps for Education among his fellow staff members, administrators and students. He holds a B.A. in English and Secondary Education from SUNY Geneseo, an M.A. in Creative Writing from CUNY Queens College, and an MSLIS in Library and Information Science – School Media Studies from Syracuse University.
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.
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.