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favorites Learning Academy: Google Tools for Learning A100

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Fee: $150 ($175 after May 1)
[Explore and Create : Learning Academy]
Saturday, June 27, 8:30 am–4:00 pm
PCC Ballroom B
favoritesJay AtwoodfavoritesJaime CasapfavoritesChristopher CraftfavoritesCamilla GagliolofavoritesWendy GortonfavoritesJeff HeilfavoritesJennie MagierafavoritesJulene ReedfavoritesJim SillfavoritesLisa Thumann

Spend a day experiencing the power of creativity, collaboration, and communication that is available with Google tools to transforms teaching and learning. Take a deep dive into learning about pedagogy and technology tools to enhance teaching and learning in the classroom in this full-day learning opportunity that provides hands-on, curriculum integrated, project based models of learning.

Select your strand for your Google for Education learning ecosystem.

The Daily Drive - Beginner

Dive into a hands–on exploration of the power of creativity, collaboration, and communication that is available with Google’s tools, and learn how to transform teaching and learning in your school! Attendees will explore Docs, Drawings, Forms, and Slides, then learn how to streamline classroom workflow with Google Classroom.

Digging Deeper - Intermediate

Dive into a day where you get to dig deeper into lesser-known tools that can help you take your lesson to the next level. Attendees will explore Forms/Sites for formative assessment development, YouTube Editor for the flipped classroom (among other uses) and My Maps for geographical exploration and data analysis.

Hack Your School - Advanced

Dive into a day of design thinking where you begin with a problem of practice jam, learn how to hack Google Apps to solve your problems and dream up creative solutions to address your challenges. Attendees will explore Google Scripts and Add-Ons and experience the design thinking process in this three-workshop series.

Evaluate this session

Fee: $150 ($175 after May 1)
Skill level: Beginner
Device requirements: Participant devices required
Applicable device(s): Laptop, Chromebook
Preparation details: Google account
Focus: Digital Age Teaching & Learning
Topic: Open Educational Resources
Grade level: PK-12

Proposal summary



favorites Jay Atwood, Singapore American School

Jay is the High School Educational Technology Coordinator at Singapore American School where he is responsible for leading ed tech, professional learning, and technology integration. He's a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, a Lead Learner at Google Teacher Academies, an Apple Foundations Trainer and a Common Sense Digital Citizenship Certified Educator. Jay is a self-proclaimed nerdy teacher and for 20 years has worked at international schools in Egypt, Taiwan and Singapor. He has served as an educational consultant for schools in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. Previously, Jay was a Deputy Chief Examiner for IB Psychology.

favorites Jaime Casap, Google Inc.

favorites Christopher Craft, EdTechTeam, Inc.

Dr. Christopher Craft is an award-winning educator and speaker based in South Carolina. He has been recognized both locally and nationally for innovative teaching with technology. He met with U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan for a dialogue on the current state and future of education. Dr. Craft was named to the National School Board Association’s “20 to Watch” list for 2013. He has a B.A., a M.Ed, and a Ph.D. in Educational Psychology and Research. Chris is a Google Certified Teacher and Google in Education Trainer. Visit or on Twitter @crafty184.

favorites Camilla Gagliolo, Arlington Public Schools

Camilla is currently working as an Instructional Technology Coordinator for Arlington Public Schools, facilitating and leading technology integration to enhance teaching and learning for students. Her passion for innovation in education has made her one of the leaders in implementing new technologies in all curriculum areas internationally. She is a proud member of the Apple Distinguished Educator community, a Smart Exemplary Educator, and a NSBA "20 to Watch" educator. Camilla presents at national and international conferences including ISTE, VSTE, MICCA, ECIS and FETC. Camilla is a past ISTE Board member. Camilla is the Program Director for the ISTE conference.

favorites Wendy Gorton, EdTechTeam

favorites Jeff Heil, CSUSM

favorites Jennie Magiera, Des Plaines School District 62

Jennie Magiera is the Chief Technology Officer for Des Plaines School District 62, and previously was a Chicago Public Schools math teacher. A White House Champion for Change, Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher and TEDx Speaker, Jennie works to redefine education through technology. Jennie is also passionate about redefining professional learning, serving on the Technical Working Group for the US Department of Education’s National Educational Technology Plan and co-founding PLAYDATE and other conference concepts. Follow Jennie on Twitter at @MsMagiera.

favorites Julene Reed, St George's Independent School

Julene Reed is the Director of Academic Technology for St. George’s Independent School in Collierville, TN. She is an Apple Distinguished Educator, Google Certified Teacher/Administrator, Google Geo Teacher Advisory Board member, EdTech Team Member, and Apple education author and presenter. Julene’s areas of expertise include global education, technology integration, digital media projects, challenge based learning, 21st century skills for education, laptop initiatives, mobile media in education, technology planning, interdisciplinary education, Google Apps for Education, and more. Julene is working on a doctorate in global leadership in education. Contact Information Google +: Julene Reed Twitter: julener Website: Julene Reed

favorites Jim Sill, EdTechTeam, Inc.

After almost a decade in the video and television industry, Jim Sill hung up his producer hat and embarked on a career in education. Jim loves talking, teaching, and producing video as a way of helping students use their learning to change the world around them. As a Google Certified Teacher, Google Education Trainer, and Apple Distinguished Educator, Jim’s leads professional development workshops on Google’s collaborative tools, social media, and visual and media literacy around the globe. Today, Jim is the Director of Professional Development for the Australia/Pacific region of EdTechTeam where he develops and leads EdTechTeam’s Global Summits.

favorites Lisa Thumann, EdTechTeam

Formerly a K-6 technology teacher, Lisa Thumann has been offering technology integration professional development since 2002. Lisa oversees EdTechTeam’s professional development offerings and works with districts and organizations to customize workshops and events. Lisa is a Google Certified Teacher and an authorized Google Education Trainer. She has presented at ten of the Google Teacher Academies and presents at conferences, workshops and National Conventions on how to integrate Google Apps and other emerging and engaging technologies into the classroom. She holds a Masters of Arts in Teaching.