Nurturing the Chromebook Classroom

The Chromebook/G Suite Classroom program leaves participants with a keen understanding of the Chromebook and G Suite tools as learning agents, greater confidence, increased knowledge and skills, practical activities for integrating Chromebooks and educational apps in the curriculum, and a readiness to take a leadership role in promoting thoughtful technology use in classrooms. 

Please contact Gail Ross-McBride at or 888-377-9518 for more information or to enroll your faculty in one of our T21 Programs.

Program Overview

    • 18 hours of customized workshops: the first workshop opens the door to new opportunities for teaching with Chromebooks. The second supports teachers in integrating the device as a regular, constant element of their teaching and classroom life. The third workshop assesses progress and builds capacity for future growth. Each workshop is customized to ensure that our training supports the educational mission of the individual school or district.
    • 2 online mini-courses in technology integration: cohorts will participate in two asynchronous online courses that consist of 6 modules each. The first course focuses on learning specific tools and apps that can immediately be implemented in the classroom while the second addresses broader topics such as publishing, assessment, and collaboration.
    • 2 synchronous webinars and online office hours where participants can ask questions and engage in conversation with EdTechTeacher instructors in real time.
    • 15 hours of individualized online/telephone consulting and coaching to help teachers find resources, develop lesson plans, and troubleshoot challenges. (We can also explore options to add additional days of on-site support.)
    • 3 graduate credits can be earned through Framingham State University upon completion of the course and final project.
    • An online community that allows teachers to experience firsthand the benefits of knowledge co-construction in an online space.
    • Premium Content: Access to more than 90 EdTechTeacher video tutorials, as well lesson plans, and other resources from our instructors.
  • The course consists of three components:
    • Three face to face, six hour workshops
    • Twelve asynchronous online modules broken into two, six module courses
    • Two synchronous, one hour webinars

    The twelve online modules are broken into two six module segments:

    Segment #1 - Exploring the Chromebook, Chrome OS, Chrome Browser and Web Apps: Communication, Collaboration, Creativity, and Visible Thinking

    Featuring these topics:

    • Chromebooks & Collaboration: Google Drive & Collaborative Creation
    • Chromebooks & Managing Workflow: Google Classroom
    • Chromebook as Student Response System: Socrative
    • Chromebooks as a Digital Notebook: Google Slides & Google Keep
    • Chromebook Research, Blog Posts & Articles
    • Chromebook Web Apps & Chrome Extensions

    Segment #2 - The Chromebook & Successful Classroom Integration: focus on Chromebook integration best practices

    Featuring these topics:

    • Specific Classroom Integration Examples
    • Creation Strategies with the Chromebook & Web 2.0 Tools
    • Assessment in 21st Century Learning Environments
    • Cloud Computing & the Chromebook - Course Content Distribution Strategies
    • Chromebook Workflow Solutions - Submitting & Sharing work

    The online modules are built in a “challenge based” format and typically follow this structure:

    1. Introduction
    2. Video Tutorial / Overview
    3. Hands on Challenges
    4. Model Examples
    5. Discussion Forum

    By the end of the twelve module program, participants will have developed a thorough understanding of how technology can be thoughtfully integrated into the classroom to promote student learning and demonstration of understanding through varied project outcomes.

  • The success of our T21 Programs hinges on the fact that the our participants receive online and face-to-face support over the course of a school year. We kick off the program with a face-to-face workshop in the fall, followed by the first online course and synchronous webinar. The second workshop, usually in December or January, prepares teachers for the second online course, and then we wrap up the program with the final face-to-face session.

    Please know that this schedule is flexible and can shift to meet the needs of individual schools and faculties.

    SAMPLE 2015-16 Chromebook T21 Program Schedule:

    August - September: Face-to-Face Session #1

    • September 30 - October 14: Module #1 - App #1
    • October 14 - 21: Module #2 - App #2
    • October 21 - 28: Module #3 - Scenarios and Concepts for integrating tools into the classroom
    • October 28 - November 11: Module #4 - App #3
    • November 11 - 25: Module #5 - App #4
    • November 25 - December 9: Module #6 - Scenarios and Concepts for integrating tools into the classroom

    **The first webinar will be scheduled during the October-December time frame.

    December - January: Face-to-Face Session #2

    • January 6-20: Module #1 - App #1
    • January 20 - February 3: Module #2 - Tool #2
    • February 3-10: Module #3 - Scenarios and Concepts for integrating tools into the classroom
    • February 10 - 24: Module #4 - App #3
    • February 24 - March 10: Module #5 - App #4
    • March 10 - 17: Module #6 - Scenarios and Concepts for integrating tools into the classroom

    **The second webinar will be scheduled during the January-March time frame.

    March - May: Face-to-Face Session #3