Course Descriptions

All workshops are full day 8:30am-3:30pm unless noted

Google Boot Camp - Level 1- $395

*Two Full Days 8:30am - 3:30pm OR Four weekly sessions 4:00pm-7:00pm

Google Boot Camp is multi day course meant to prepare participants to earn the Google Educator Level 1 Certification. Participants will receive an overview of Google’s certification process, examine current education concepts, and participate in a series of hands-on missions that will simulate tasks needed to pass the exams. Participants that successfully complete the course will be prepared to take the Educator Level 1 exam.

NOTE: This course is designed to help educators already using Google improve their use of Google tools to advance learning in the classroom.

Google Admin Console - $395

Google for Education is quickly becoming the preferred choice for schools, colleges, and business. While Google provides a plethora of resources for learning the apps, the admin console is ignored and is left up to IT administrators to learn for themselves. Not anymore! Become familiar with the many features within the Google Admin Console. Work along our expert instructor as he guides you through setting up users and organizations, enroll and manage devices, and configuring Google Vault to retain and discover mail and Drive items. Explore the various settings that will empower you to control your Google domain.

Google Admin Console - $229

New to Google? We've got you covered. Spend the day learning the basics of all things Google, including Sites, Docs, Slides, Forms, Gmail and Calendar! This one-day crash course is intended for Google Apps for Education users who want to learn at a quick pace and gain hands-on experience. Get a jump start on learning Google Apps to take advantage of some of the more advanced offerings at the Google Summit. Bring a laptop or Chromebook, log into your Google account, and get ready to drive the Google highway.

Google Apps for Administrative Staff - $229

Learn how to harness the power of Google to streamline tasks, increase communication and maximize productivity. Learn how to effectively manage time and resources with Google Calendar. See how to simplify email correspondence through the creation of labels and filters. Explore ways to use Sheets and Forms to collect and organize data, and communicate with stakeholders. Leave this hands-on workshop ready to manage your office with a click of a button.

Coding to Learn - FREE

*AM session 9:00am-11:30am

Coding is gaining recognition as a basic form of literacy in the digital age. Coding brings the 4 C’s (Creativity, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Communication) into the classroom. Students who learn to code can then code to learn.

Developing a Digital Classroom Using Google Drive, Docs and Slides - $195

Get ready to drive full speed ahead into the 21st century classroom, where collaboration, creation, and cloud storage are just a click away! Google Drive is your online cloud solution for all of your pictures, files, and folders. Create documents, presentations, spreadsheets, forms, and drawings from within your drive and share your work with an individual, a group, or the world. Shift gears and enter the digital world. New drivers welcome!

Discovering Digital Citizenship Seminar - FREE

*AM session 9:00am-11:30am or PM session 12:30pm-3:00pm

*Limit two attendees per district - one attendee must be an Administrator

Discover all you need to know about Digital Citizenship so that you can put your staff on a path to achieving Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certification. In this seminar, we will define and explore digital citizenship, how it aligns to 21st Century Skills, learn about the resources that are available to you, and what you may already be doing to meet the criteria of certification. Learn how to be proactive as opposed to reactive, and how creating a culture of digital citizenship in your schools can reduce incidents of cyber bullying and prepare your students for their academic and professional careers.

Experience the Power of Google for Education Seminar - FREE

*AM session 9:00am-11:30am or PM session 12:30pm-3:00pm

*Limit two attendees per district - one attendee must be an Administrator

Discover how to transform teaching and learning in this complimentary, half-day seminar. Begin with an overview of Google for Education, learning how collaboration, sharing, and the cloud come together to increase student engagement and enhance learning. Then, explore the importance of long-term planning and see how Google for Education fits with your district’s 1:1 goals and technology initiatives.

Google Certified Educator Level 1 eLearning Boot Camp - $249

Join us and experience anywhere, anytime Google professional development. In this online course you will engage in activities and experiences that will prepare you to take the Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam.

Throughout this online course, you will complete missions, engage in discussions, participate in live webinars and take practice assessments. Our dedicated instructor will answer your questions and offer guidance. Collaborate and develop relationships with your cohorts. A rare feature for eLearning!

The following topics are covered; Chrome, Drive, Docs, Slides, Sheets, Forms, Classroom, Gmail, Calendar, Groups, Sites, Hangouts, YouTube along with specific test-taking tips!

  • Course Format:
  • - 3 weeks
  • - Online format - learn at your own pace and on your schedule
  • - Live webinars
  • - 15 hours total
  • - Test-taking tips
  • - Dedicated facilitator

Google Classroom - $125

*AM session 8:30am-11:30am or PM session 12:30pm-3:30pm

Transform your school with Google Classroom. See how to use this learning management system to distribute and collect assignments, communicate with students, and encourage online collaboration and learning.

Discover how to create multiple courses and manage different sections of each course. Explore the potential of this new online learning community. When you have a Google Classroom, you have management, resources and creativity at your fingertips!

Planning a Successful (Makerspace) Innovation Space Seminar - FREE

*AM session 9:00am-11:30am or PM session 12:30pm-3:00pm

*Limit two attendees per district - one attendee must be an Administrator

The Maker education movement has become the latest trend in K-12 STEAM education. A growing number of schools and entire districts across the country are implementing make spaces in libraries, technology labs and dedicated spaces. The fundamental mistake has been the belief that these spaces are about the "stuff"; the 3D printers, laser cutters, robotics, etc. The focus must be on the outcomes desired and the environment necessary to support them.

During this seminar, participants will explore how to apply a Design Thinking approach to originating a plan for the design of their school or district's unique Innovation Space. Learn how to create and nurture a mindset focused on an outcomes-driven approach. Explore strategies to empower students to become problem "anticipators," not just problem solvers!

Using Google for Organization and Assessment with Sheets, Forms and Sites -$195

Now that you are familiar with Google Drive, continue creating with Google Sheets and Forms! Create online assessments, interactive worksheets and more using Google Forms. Use Google Sheets to organize data and create graphical representations to engage learners through charts, graphs, and maps. Learn basic formatting tricks and quick formulas that will have you summing up all the ways to utilize sheets in your classroom! These two powerful apps save time, empower users, and enhance learning activities. Bring it all together with Google Sites. Post your lessons and aggregate your resources using a Google Site. Explore options for creating and sharing content. Continue your drive with Google for Education.