G Suite for Education: Teaching Made Efficient
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
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.
Cate Romero holds multiple certifications in Math, Special Education, and Administration. As the Director of a Small Learning Community at Hillcrest High School, she works with a dedicated staff to create community, improve classroom environments and support all students toward college and career readiness. Mrs. Romero currently facilitates workshops in Google Apps for School Operations and, in partnership with Brooklyn College, a graduate course in Learning Environments for SWD.
“Christian was very well-versed in the material and it was an engaging two hours per week. I learned a lot about Google applications from this course, and feel comfortable using it now.” Former Participant, Fall 2018
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.