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Teachers spent Wednesday morning on the other side of the classroom, sitting at desks and learning more about Google applications and how they can be utilized for instructional purposes. They chose to participate in any two of 16 classes that were led by colleagues.

Topics included:

  • Google Basics
  • Google Classroom
  • Google Apps and Calendar
  • Google Apps and Extensions for Testing and Assignments
  • Google Forms, Sheets and Slides
  • Google Sites
  • Google Classroom for Music
  • Apps for BYOD (Bring Your Own Device)
  • Google Math Applications
  • Managing YouTube in the Classroom
  • Google Basics for Teaching Assistants

“Today’s Professional Development was an opportunity for our staff to further enhance their learning and mastery of Google and technology in the classroom,” said Assistant Superintendent for Personnel and Professional Development Michele Bowman. “It is so exciting to have our own teachers, administrators and Questar III staff facilitate training for their colleagues. This professional development is an example of true collaboration and a professional learning community.”

Special thanks to the presenters, the Technology Department for their support and the Office of Personnel and Professional Development for coordinating the day’s events.