UPCOMING WEBINAR

EdTechTeacher / Google / DESE – Workshop Series

Led By: EdTeachTeacher Team

Fall 2021 Continues November 4th

Workshop Series Overview

EdTechTeacher and Google, in partnership with the Massachusetts DESE are providing a full program of workshops continuing this fall through the 2021-2022 school year for Massachusetts k-12 public school leaders, administrators, coaches and educators that are interested in exploring the potential and impact of the high-quality use of Google Workspace for Education in the classroom. 

All sessions will be an hour-long and will explore how Google Workspace for Education aligns with and can be used to support big picture instructional approaches including Blended Learning, Flipped Instruction and Project-Based Learning.  Additionally, EdTechTeacher will provide sessions targeted at specific Google Workspace for Education tools and how they can be leveraged in creative, collaborative, and empowering ways in the classroom.  


Fall Sessions 

Session 7: Google Classroom Features To Monitor Progress and Provide Feedback (elementary)

Date: November 4th. Time: 3:30 PM

Google Classroom provides educators with multiple opportunities to monitor student progress and provide timely, targeted feedback. In this session, we will explore various features and workflows that support the feedback process. With a focus on elementary students, we will explore how we can integrate audio and video into our instructions and feedback to better support student understanding and learning.

Session 8: Google Classroom Features To Monitor Progress and Provide Feedback (middle/high)

Date: November 4th. Time: 3:30 PM 

Google Classroom provides educators with multiple opportunities to monitor student progress and provide timely, targeted feedback. In this session, we will explore various features and workflows that support the feedback process. With a focus on secondary students, we will explore how we can integrate audio and video into our instructions and feedback to better support student understanding and learning. 

Session 9: Monitoring student understanding with Google Forms – Elementary

Date: November 18. Time: 3:30 PM

Formative assessment strategies can be used to evaluate student learning throughout the learning process, which, in turn, serves to collect timely and relevant academic data to inform instructional decisions by educators as they plan for instruction. In this session, we’ll explore Google Forms as a tool for formative assessment. We’ll look at pre and post-teaching assessment strategies, as well as opportunities to check for understanding within the learning experiences. This session will focus on strategies that will support elementary school student learning.  

Session 10: Monitoring student understanding with Google Forms- Secondary

Date November 18. Time: 3:30 PM

Formative assessment strategies can be used to evaluate student learning throughout the learning process, which, in turn, serves to collect timely and relevant academic data to inform instructional decisions by educators as they plan for instruction. In this session, we’ll explore Google Forms as a tool for formative assessment. We’ll look at pre and post-teaching assessment strategies, as well as opportunities to check for understanding within the learning experiences. This session will focus on strategies that will support middle and high school student learning.

Session 11: Monitoring Progress & Providing Feedback with Docs & Slides for Elementary

Date: December 2. Time: 3:30 PM

Digital tools such as Google Docs and Google Slides offer a wide variety of options for designing learning experiences that facilitate the monitoring of student progress, as well as opportunities for giving timely and effective feedback. This session will explore how educators can adopt and integrate high-quality design principles into their digital workspace. Participants who join the session will develop the skills and abilities to create digital experiences and workspaces that students will be able to navigate independently to enable self-directed learning with the comfort of teacher support embedded within the learning materials.

Session 12: Monitoring Progress & Providing Feedback with Docs & Slides for Secondary

Date: December 2. Time: 3:30 PM

Google Docs and Google Slides offer a wide variety of options for designing learning experiences that facilitate the monitoring of student progress, as well as opportunities for giving timely and effective feedback. In this session, participants will learn how to leverage “version history,” Google’s comments feature, and Google Add-ons to provide insights into the student work process and facilitate conversational feedback. Participants who join the session will develop the skills and abilities to create digital experiences and workspaces that students will be able to navigate independently to enable self-directed learning with the comfort of teacher support embedded within the learning materials.

Session 13: Exploring Opportunities to Support Diverse Learners using Chrome Features, Extensions and Add-Ons for Accessibility

Date: December 9. Time: 3:30 PM

As educators, we are always working to discover ways to support the vast learner variability in our classrooms. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) is a framework focused on responding to learner diversity by designing flexible pathways to engage, represent, and express knowledge. Using UDL as a backbone for this session, we will explore the assortment of tools and features available in Google’s Chrome browser, as well as helpful extensions that facilitate immersive and accessible learning opportunities for students. In addition, we will explore additional accessibility possibilities in Google Docs, Slides, and Classroom to support all students.

Winter Sessions 

Sessions

Session 14: Monitoring Progress & Providing Feedback with Google Sheets

Date: January 6. Time: 3:30 PM

Google Sheets offer a variety of options for designing learning experiences that facilitate the monitoring of student progress, as well as opportunities for giving timely and effective feedback. In addition to leveraging “version history,” the comments feature, and add-ons, Google Sheets can also incorporate conditional formatting to provide feedback. Participants who join the session will develop the skills and abilities to create digital experiences and workspaces that students will be able to navigate independently to enable self-directed learning with the comfort of teacher support embedded within the learning materials.

Session 15: Designing Station Rotations with Google Workspace for Education

Date: January 13. Time: 3:30 PM

Station Rotations are one of the most effective classroom strategies that educators can integrate into their practice to support personalized, differentiated, and high-quality student learning. This workshop will include an exploration of the technique, purpose, and impact of the station rotation model. Workshop participants will also learn how Google Workspace tools can be leveraged to enhance the quality and efficiency of stations.

Session 16: Communication & Support for Families

Date: January 20. Time: 3:30

There are several ways that educators can leverage digital technologies and resources to help support families. In this session, we will explore many examples that teachers can utilize right away, such as Google Classroom Guardian Summaries, Applied Digital Skills lessons for families, Common Sense Media resources, and more.

Session 17: Digital Portfolios

Date: January 27. Time: 3:30PM

Providing opportunities for students to reflect on their learning, growth, and understanding is a critical component of powerful and deep learning. When facilitating meaningful reflection, technology tools and particularly Google Workspace for Education allow students to capture and archive evidence of their work and their reflections about their process, purpose, and learning. This one-hour session will explore and demonstrate how Google Workspace for Education tools can be used by educators to create digital portfolios that capture student work and reflection in multiple modalities that can be used as evidence of growth over time – ultimately providing opportunities for celebrations of learning and opportunities to share with families.

Session 18: Creating Supportive Elementary Digital Learning Environments with Google Tools

Date: February 3. Time: 3:30 PM

Digital learning environments can often be overwhelming and confusing for young learners. But when they are designed with the learner in mind, digital environments can actually offer support and comfort to young learners as they offer the potential for voice and choice as well as great student autonomy and independence. From some assistive technology tools, tips, and tricks, to opportunities for audio and video to support learning, this workshop will explore a multitude of ideas for how teachers can set up grade-appropriate digital learning environments to ensure student success and comfort in the classroom.

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EdTechTeacher / Google / DESE - Workshop Series

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