G Suite PD

Professional Development Roadmap for Successful Google Implementations
Build capacity. Empower teachers. Inspire students. Come learn about the different platforms and best practices that will help build a sustainable program aligned with a learning culture that empowers teachers and inspires students.

Setting the Stage
-Google Game (Flippity.net - sheet example)


1-Complete a GAFE PD Audit

Trainers need to know how the settings in the domain are set up in order to train accordingly. This audit will not only help with awareness but can also help in making decisions for what services and features are available to your users and why they need to be set up as such.

G Suite for Education Core Services (Google Para la Educación)

G Suite - Services Summary

2-Create a central professional development account (a separate Google account dedicated to PD)

Shared folders

Setting up a training calendar that’s shared with your staff

YouTube Channel

Bookmarks (bookmark all tab feature)

Google Site

3-Have a process for how teachers will submit requests for apps, extensions, add-ons, etc.


1-Professional Development for Teachers and Trainers

Google Certified Educator (Level 1, 2)  

Fundamentals Training: For educators who are new to Google tools; teaches best practices for integrating Google Apps into the classroom

Google Certified Educator Level 1

Advanced Training: Moving beyond the fundamentals; strategies for implementing Google into the classroom.

Google Certified Educator Level 2

Google for Education Certified Trainer Program

Google is looking for passionate and innovative individuals to join the community of trainers who provide professional development and support to schools using Google for Education tools. Google will officially recognize teachers, instructional technology and informational technology staff for their advanced knowledge in Google Apps for Education by passing five exams. By mastering the 4 exams on the  Core Apps--Gmail, Calendar, Sites and Docs/Drive plus one exam on an additional product, you are awarded the ‘Google Educator’ qualification. Interested applicants must then apply to become Google for Education Certified Trainers. If accepted, this badge is an official “stamp of approval” from Google. Schools can be assured that your expertise and learning materials meet high quality standards set by the Google for Education team.

Google for Education Certified Trainer Program Info

Become a Trainer (Training Center Content)


The Google Apps Education Level 1, 2, and Trainer Bootcamps serve three purposes: to raise awareness about how Google Apps can be used in education (with students and among colleagues), to prepare participants to pass the Google Apps for Education exams, and to help trainers prepare for their certification application. Each session includes an interactive overview, top tips from the Google Apps for Education Training Center, hands-on activities, and inspiring ideas for how to use Google Apps for teaching, learning, and professional collaboration. The activities are flexible, designed to help new users quickly understand the "core magic" of each app - and to challenge veteran users by revealing features and innovative uses they never imagined. The experience is grounded in Google culture, complete with high-energy fast-paced demonstrations and challenging activities that can truly be called "hard fun."

EdTechTeam Bootcamps

Google Educator Groups

GEGs are communities of educators who learn, share, and inspire each other to meet the needs of their students through technology solutions, both in the classroom and beyond.

Lesson Plan Jam

The Lesson Plan Jam provides an opportunity for educators to create completed unit plans leveraging Google tools to enhance transformative practices. The Lesson Plan Jam consists of a full day session with demo slams, discussion on teacher challenges and tools, and dedicated time for "Googleizing" lesson plans.  Participants use a template for participants to customize and outline their unit plans, the Google tools used to enhance the plans, and any details on lesson activities and outcomes.

GEG Fair

GEG Fair is an event where you can  meet the experts in various Google areas, find secret Google updates, learn about the GEGs that support the various regions. The area will be filled with booths, swag, and informal learning areas - a playground.

GEG Groups

Google Summits

A two-day high-intensity event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education (and other Google tools) to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education. The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers (GET), school leaders and members of the Google for Education teams.


Google Hangouts On Air

Education On Air is a free online conference about leading for the future and shaping the classroom today. All you need is a web browser and an Internet connection to join from the best seat in the house — your own. Whether you’re a school leader, teacher, administrator, parent, student or just someone who cares about education, join in on the learning.

Watch On Demand (May 8, 2015)

Register for Dec 2 - 3, 2016
G-Suite Training G Suite Training is a Chrome extension that offers simple and interactive training lessons to get you up and running fast with G Suite (formerly Google Apps).

2-District-Customized Resources

Video Tutorials (YouTube Channel with Playlists)

How To Documents


Ready-to-Use Resources

Going Mobile with Google (database)

YouTube Channels by Content Area (database)

LatAm YouTube Channel (videos, tutorials, Impact Stories, playlists)

Chrome Apps and Extensions by Content Area (database)

Google Apps Security Tips (poster)

Reference Schools (database) - Submit to be a reference school

Lesson Plans (from Texas Lesson Plan Jam)

Monica’s Google Site 101

Reimers Resources

James Sanders

Jim Sill

Molly Schroeder

Tracy Purdy

YouTube Playlists

Tools for Creating Support Materials for Teachers


Send this link with Gmail

Copy all URLs

Bookmark all Tabs

Explain and Send Screenshots or SnagIt

Filetype: search operator to find content online


3-Google Platforms for Supporting and Sustaining Professional Development

Google+ Community for your district/campus

Communities are where users can find vibrant discussions around very specific topics with other users who are just as interested in the conversation.

Apps Scripts for Education - Builders and Users

Chrome App and Extensions Development

Elementary School Teachers

STEM Educators

Middle School Teachers

Google for Education

Educators on Google+

Google Groups (group by campus)

Google Groups provide a convenient way to create online groups and email distribution lists. Depending on the group settings, you can send a message to all members using a single email address, create a question and answer forum or post a message to the group via a web interface.

Google Calendars: find a time, appointment slots (for setting up PD/tech appointments)

Google Calendar helps you keep track of appointments and events — at school and on the go. Create calendars for the classroom, campus or district, school and share them with colleagues, students, and your community.

Google Hangouts

Google Hangouts is an instant messaging and video chat platform. Quite useful for just in time PD and to help troubleshoot issues that crop up on a daily basis.


1-Training Types (face-to-face or virtual)


By Content Area

All teachers


2-Where to start? (How do you get teachers excited?)

rock star tools

easy-to-use tools

either solve a problem (create a seamless workflow) or specific to content

Great Examples: Google Art and Culture, Google StoryBuilder- Jefferson and Hamilton, Safeshare TV, YouTube Capture, Screencastify, Build with Chrome, more... Get Your Google On: A - Z


hands-on w/activities that apply to the content and NETS-S

minimize how to’s and do that in the 1:1s or point teachers to the training center

teacher (attendee) plays the role of the student while the facilitator plays the role of a teacher


            Google Search

            Google Chrome



1-Create a platform that embraces ownership (Google+ Community for schools, regions, countries)


sharing stories

asking/responding to questions

posting resources

Latin America, Chicagoland-GEG and  NORTX-GEG

2-Follow up and Reflection

            Google Form (feedback on training or to collect info on what they need)

            Trainer Reflection: What went well, what needs work, what can you gather from the surveys, etc.


           Retest (Google Educator status 24 months)


Resources to Stay in the Know

-Google+: Circle Google Apps for Education

-Google+: Follow  Google Apps for Education Community (by Google)

-Blogger: Bookmark Google’s official source for updates and info

-Twitter: Follow Google Apps for Education @GoogleForEdu

-YouTube: Subscribe to the Google Apps for Edu channel

-Newsletter: Sign up to receive the latest updates from Google Apps EDU

Monica Isabel Martinez,
Feb 4, 2016, 8:22 AM
Monica Isabel Martinez,
Feb 4, 2016, 8:22 AM
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