G Suite for School Operations
Participants taking this project-based course will learn to use G Suite for Education tools to build more efficient and effective operational systems for their schools. Participants will begin by examining how their schools operate, defining which relationships, roles, responsibilities and expectations exist in their schools, and identifying opportunities to improve productivity. Then, participants will learn the basics of Drive, Docs, Forms, Sheets, and Sites, as well as add-ons like FormMule and AutoCrat. By the end of the course, participants will have the technical skills to build a customized system using G Suite tools to support an operational workflow at their school.
Participants who successfully complete this course will demonstrate the ability to create a digital system to streamline at least one schoolwide operation using one or more one Google “”add ons”.
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 course will be taught by
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.
Simrun Soni is the Lead Strategic Data Facilitator at New Visions for Public Schools, responsible for data analysis and support for New Visions Charter High Schools. She supports school leadership and school teams with the implementation of New Visions data tools and development of reliable organizational processes to help students graduate from high school. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from Penn State University and a Master’s degree in education and social policy from New York University.
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.