Free Training Opportunities

Our INS team can provide PD for your district! If you are a full member, all training is included at no additional cost.

If you're not a full member, we have competitive rates for our training. Not sure if you're a member? Check here.

For more information about any of our training opportunities, please contact John Mansel-Pleydell at 419-267-2541 or

In-District Training

In District Training

  • Group training for 5 or more teachers/staff members or students.
  • G Suite for Education and other topics
  • Google Certified Trainers
  • Up to 5 trainers can be scheduled

GCE Cohorts

  • Will take an educator through all the preparation they will need for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 or Level 2 exam.
  • Self-paced with content available May 20-August 2.
  • Online learning with application work.
  • Facilitated by Google Certified Trainers Kristie Hughes and Chris Malanga using Google Classroom.

Learn More: Level 1 | Level 2

Resource Visits

Resource Visits

  • Individual (one-on-one) training/coaching on various topics including G Suite.
  • Minimum of 5 individuals/day at your location.
  • Teachers sign up for slots that fit their schedule (normally 30 minute increments).
  • Can also work with teams of teachers in a small group session.

Virtual Tech Coach

Virtual Tech Coach

  • Individual and group trainings remotely.
  • Share your screen to see what you are seeing.
  • Troubleshoot issues and explain new concepts.

NWOCA Road Show

NWOCA Road Show

  • Series of professional development events featuring "pick-your-own-PD"-style learning.
  • Topics include G Suite for Education, as well as other subjects
  • Sessions led by NWOCA Instructional Services staff, as well as other local educators.
  • Free and open to all educators in Ohio.

Edcamp of NW Ohio

  • Educator-driven/Educator-led FREE “unconference”
  • Participants create the schedule by submitting session topics the day of event
  • Each session is an open conversation w/o a presenter or prepared presentations
  • The “Rule of Two Feet” guides event. If a session is not of interest, leave and find a new one



  • Free monthly webinars
  • Variety of topics, including G Suite
  • Join on Mac, PC or mobile device
  • Webinars archived for future viewing

Library Services


  • Electronic resources from INFOhio to meet the learning needs of students and promote professional development of K12 educators.
  • Professional Development to help develop 21st century information literacy skills.
  • State-wide library automation system with cataloging support and database management.
  • Media and Curriculum Resource Catalogs to assist in collection and curriculum development.

Google Integration Services

G Suite for Education

If you're looking to get more out of G Suite for Education, talk to us about integration services including:

  • Professional development.
  • Active Directory integration.
  • Chromebook deployment.
  • Administrative consulting.