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Virtual 2 Day Seminars

Educational Technology: Expand Your Knowledge of the Google Suite, Virtual – Summer Institute 2021

If you sign up for this section, you are signing up for a virtual section. There are a limited in-person spaces for this course. If you want to take the course in-person, you must register for the in-person section so we can ensure social distancing.

The content for the virtual section and in-person section is the same.

 

COURSE LOGISTICS

  • Event type: Two-day seminar
  • Section delivery mode: Virtual. The instructor will be on-site, and participants will be virtual.
  • Attendance: Live, on the date and time listed in the course information section. Please be prepared to be available for a combination of synchronous and asynchronous instruction for the entire duration of this course.
  • Platform: Canvas and Zoom. You will need access to a reliable internet connection and computer with video and audio. Login credentials emailed the day before the course begins.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION

This two-day seminar will provide educators with the opportunity to further their knowledge of educational technology, more specifically the Google Suite for Education, recently renamed the Google Workspace for Education. Educators will explore a variety of tools within Google Workspace ⎼ tools that can improve their own time management and lesson planning, as well as increase student engagement. Topics covered will include Landmark School’s approach to educational technology in the context of remediation, tips and strategies for how to optimize time when lesson planning within Google Workspace, resources and strategies for how to support students’ management of their online and physical materials, and explorations of Google Classroom, Drawings, Drive, Jamboard, Slides, and more. 

Upon completion of this seminar, participants will be able to:

  • Discuss the importance of balancing the use of technology with the continued use of hard copy materials.
  • Devise an organizational system for their students in which online Google Classroom set-up and online materials align with physical materials, such as binder organization.
  • Demonstrate a deeper understanding of the tools within Google Workspace, such as Classroom, Drawings, Drive, Jamboard, Slides, and more.
  • Take the exam to become a Google Certified Educator Level 1, if they are interested in doing so. The exam is not a requirement of the course. The exam is administered by Google, not by Landmark Outreach.

Please note:

The primary focus of this seminar is educational technology, not assistive technology. Also, this seminar is applicable for participants who use the Google Workspace for Education. Alternative Learning Management Systems (LMS) will not specifically be addressed.

 

LEVEL

This seminar is most appropriate for educators at the middle and high school levels who self-identify as novice or early intermediate in their use of the Google Suite.

 

MATERIALS

All necessary materials will be shared electronically.

Course Information

Credits
10 Hours/PDPs
Optional graduate credit for an additional fee of $125
Dates/Time Price
July 20-21, 2021
8:30am - 3:00pm Eastern
$300

Registration is unavailable at this time.

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About the Instructor

Kate Kinsman

Kate teaches a variety of language arts and study skills courses at Landmark High School. She also serves as a grant writer for Landmark Outreach, as well as the Director of School Partnerships and Consultation. In addition, for Outreach, Kate has provided professional development workshops for public and independent schools, served as interim director of the annual Summer Institute, developed and taught 1-day and 2-day courses during the Summer Institute, as well as developed and taught online courses for Landmark Outreach Online. Kate holds a bachelor’s degree from the University of Richmond, a master’s of public administration from New York University, and a master’s degree in special education from Simmons University.

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