Professional Development is an important step to fully utilizing Google Apps at your school or district. We’ve outlined a few steps that you can use to help develop and complete a successful PD program.
Professional Development Plan Summary:
||Gain support from school administrators that will help drive professional development at the schools.
||Assemble a group of Google Apps School Guides who will deliver professional development at school sites and help with ongoing development.
||Set the scope and sequence for the professional development plan for teachers.
||Conduct Google Apps training across the district and build momentum and excitement for the transition.
||Process feedback and revise the professional development program.
Some practical considerations:
- Consider timing conflicts for vacation and summer
- Review the Google Apps Education Certified Trainer program and the Google Apps Training Center
- Plan for ~7-8 weeks for preparation of a Google Apps training program.
- Consult with other schools or districts in your area/state that have used Google Apps