Google Classroom: Online Training That Works

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Location: La Nouvelle Ballroom, Table 21
Experience live: All-Access Package

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Rachael Gill  
Inkie Landry  
Sandy Swartz  

Do you need to train your staff on how to use Google Drive/Classroom? We put our training online, which also works for teachers and staff who are hired during the school year or are working virtually. Materials and tips on what worked well and what didn't will be shared.

Audience: Curriculum/district specialists, Professional developers, Technology coordinators/facilitators
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Participant accounts, software and other materials: Internet access
Topic: Professional learning
Grade level: PK-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Professional Learning Facilitator
  • Build the capacity of educators, leaders and instructional teams to put the ISTE Standards into practice by facilitating active learning and providing meaningful feedback.
Change Agent
  • Facilitate equitable use of digital learning tools and content that meet the needs of each learner.
For Education Leaders:
Connected Learner
  • Use technology to regularly engage in reflective practices that support personal and professional growth.

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants will be able to put together a Google Classroom to train teachers of all abilities and grade levels on how to effectively use Google Classroom to enhance learning for their students. Participants will see how to use the features of Google Drive and Google Classroom for students to complete assignments that will facilitate learning curriculum standards and objectives. All files used are shared in a folder as well as shown in a sample Google Classroom (code = dlxaka7). Our parish (county) successfully trained over 3,700 teachers online.


Link to resources
Tips on what worked and what didn't will be presented and discussed with Q&A in a Slides presentataion
I will allow time for Q&A on each slide and when showing the sample Google Classroom

Supporting research

Google Classroom is a learning management system (LMS) that aims to simplify creating, distributing, and grading assignments and engaging students in learning online or remotely. Teachers can help students become proficient in the ISTE Standards for Students (Empowered Learner, Digital Citizen, Knowledge Constructor, Innovative Designer, Computational Thinker, Creative Communicator, and Global Collaborator) by effectively using Google Classroom. The features of Google Classroom can be used to promote all of these skills.

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Rachael Gill, St. Tammany Parish Schools

Instructional Technology Curriculum Specialist for St. Tammany Parish Schools in Southeast Louisiana. Educator for 28 years.

Inkie Landry, St Tammany Parish School Board

Presenter is currently the Instructional Technology Coordinator in St. Tammany Parish Public Schools in Louisiana since 1997. She was a classroom teacher grades 6-12 for over 19 years and an adjunct professor for several universities in Louisiana teaching graduate classes in education. A former recipient of the Making it Happen Award, she is the point person for training teachers in Google Classroom (online and in person.) Inkie is also on the Board of Directors for LACUE, the ISTE Affiliate in Louisiana.

Sandy Swartz, St. Tammany Parish Schools

Instructional Technology Trainer for the St. Tammany Parish Public School System in Southeast Louisiana. I have been an educator for 28 years.