Tag Archives: Google Certified Teachers

It’s Coming, All Things Google

missouri_modifiedEducationPlus and the METC ISTE affiliate invite you to the Missouri Summit featuring Google for Education. This event will be at Maplewood-Richmond Heights High School on Saturday, October 4, 2014. Over the course of the day, speakers will focus on 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, and practicing administrators and teachers from the St. Louis area and beyond.

Send teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, technology support staff and anyone who is interested in finding out more about leveraging Google Apps for Education and other Google tools to support student learning. Included in the $80 registration is a continental breakfast and lunch, with time to connect and learn from each other. For more information and to register, visit www.gafemo.com.

Google Educators Groups of Eastern Missouri and Maplewood Richmond Heights School District are also sponsors for the event.

Free Google Tools for Education Webinar Offered Wednesday

Don’t forget that on March 14th at 4 PM CDT we are offering a free Webinar Wednesday session: Google Tools for Education. Save time and become more efficient! During this 60-minute WebEx event, learn about Google’s Hidden Treasures from Google Certified Teachers. Participants will be empowered by their new knowledge about Google Apps. Participate live from your computer- you just need an Internet connection and speakers on the computer to hear the presenters. Have questions during the professional development? Feel free to type a question in the chat window, and the presenters will respond to not only you, but the whole group. If you miss out on Wednesday, you can also view the archived session starting the following day. Registration is required.

Google Teacher Academy UK Taking Applications

Applications now open for the Google Teacher Academy UK on April 4, 2012 (with an optional unconference on April 5th). Interested in this free day of intensive Google PD? You must apply by 11:59 PDT on Thursday, February 16, 2012. To read more about the application process and the academy this spring in the United Kingdom, visit this link. (For instance, participants must provide their own travel, and if necessary, their own lodging). Educators who attend a Google Teacher Academy become Google Certified Teachers.

GCTs are expected to:

  • Develop a “Personal Action Plan.”
  • Lead at least three local professional development activities over the course of 12 months.
  • Successfully deploy one school on to Google Apps for Education.
  • Actively participate in the Google Certified Teacher Online Community.
  • Share the impact of their work with other Google Certified Teachers through an end-of-year reflection.

GCTs are:

  • Exceptional educators with a passion for using innovative tools to improve teaching and learning.
  • Creative leaders who understand their local needs and can spread innovation as a recognized expert.
  • Ambassadors for change who model high expectations, life-long learning, collaboration, equity & inclusion, and innovation.

In addition to a free day of training, GCTs get:

  • Access to the GCT Online Community.
  • Access to additional free educational resources.
  • Opportunities to give Google feedback on educational uses of tools.
  • Invitations to join Google at special events.
  • The right to post the GCT web badge on their website or blog (like the Virtual Learning Center’s Google Certified Teacher, Stephanie Madlinger– look to the right in our sidebar!).

Questions? Email the GTA Team: gteachers@gmail.com

Search N Stuff: Exploring Google & Even More Apps

Save time and become more efficient! In this full day workshop, participants will learn advanced search techniques, develop a custom search, and discover easier ways to find images, resources and websites you want.  You will discover how to develop your own online calendar to access anytime, anywhere. Find time to read books, blogs and other helpful resources by creating an RSS feed to your favorites. Then discover Even More Apps!  These applications are the hidden treasure of Google. Do you know about Wonder Wheel, Alerts, Sketchup and Picasa? Learn shortcuts around the many Even More Apps.

We will also spend the day learning about Google Labs and explore this “technology playground.” Through this full day of learning, participants will be empowered by creating their own Custom Search Engine, understand the power of Google’s Online Calendar and be introduced to Even More Applications.

Brought to you by 3 of Missouri’s Google Certified Teachers, this class is a full day of instruction and learning. It will introduce participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. Bring your own laptop to discover Google’s potential to drive student learning and Google’s online community focused on supporting educators.  All participants must bring their own laptop with wireless Internet capabilities.

This class is July 15 from  8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
Cost: $149 CSD member; $189 non-member
(One Graduate Credit Available)

Google Academy @ CSD: Search, Learn, Share!

googleGoogle Academy: Search, Learn, Share!
8:30 am-3:30 pm on July 16 at CSD
$250/person | Register at www.csd.org/tele
ring Your Own Laptop!

This new summer class in St. Louis, Missouri, at Cooperating School Districts, is brought to you by the producers of the Google Teacher Academy,  is a Google Workshop for Educators (GWE).

This class, taught by Google Certified Teachers Bill Bass, Cindy Lane, and Stephanie Madlinger, will introduce participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in education. This full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and inspirational instructional strategies. Google Certified Teachers share ways they’ve implemented tools such as Google Docs, Google Earth, Google Sites, and more. Participants who complete the event are given access to the Google Workshops for Educators Network (GWEN), an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google to drive student learning.

(One Graduate Credit is available at an additional cost!)