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Thursday, June 16
 

9:00am

To Google and Beyond: Tips & Tricks for Making Google Work for You
In this presentation, participants will explore some of Google's coolest tools, along with some of its more hidden surprises. We'll talk about add-ons, tools to dive deeper into information, little-known Google products (like the Cultural Institute and Trends) that can enhance learning, and ways that Google's tools can streamline and simplify things for educators (and their students).

Add-ons expand Google Tools' abilities and often provide helpful ways for students to interact with each other and the teacher. They also create connections between tools so that more things are possible. Products like the Cultural Institute and Trends give teachers additional resources that they may not have access to regularly, allowing them to explore new topics (like the brush strokes of master painters) and learn cool things, like how Google predicts where the flu will strike next. Participants will leave with a collection of tips, tricks, add-ons and resources to explore and use that will help them be more effective and efficient. 

Speakers
avatar for Amanda Youngblood

Amanda Youngblood

Educator & Techie, Kindled Class Consulting & Windermere Prep
Amanda Youngblood has been an educator for over 16 years, but has been passionate about technology for much longer, starting from her formative education years learning coding a (now ancient) Apple computer. As a teacher, she has taught multiple subjects, at multiple grade levels... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Protagoras (C104) C104

10:15am

What if Schools Were Like Google? Implementing a 20 Time/Genius Hour Project
In this session, you will learn practical ways to implement a Google-like 20% Project. Using tested methods and models, the 20% Project will quickly have students choosing passion-based projects to support their learning and collaborating with others in answering their own questions. This innovative format will revolutionize your classroom and make every day more efficient, more collaborative, and more fun for everyone.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cockrum

Troy Cockrum

Director of Innovative Teaching, Little Flower School
Troy Cockrum is the Director of Innovative Teaching for a K-8 school in Indianapolis. Before that, he was a Middle School English teacher. He is the author of “Flipping Your English Class to Reach All Learners” and specializes in incorporating technology in the classroom. Cockrum... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 10:15am - 11:00am
Socrates (C106) C106

1:45pm

Google Appy Hour: The Basics of Google Apps for Education
The web of Google Apps can be confusing for the beginner. This session is for beginning users of Google Apps for Education (GAFE). You'll learn the basics of what the core Google Apps (Drive, Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms) do and how they work together. We'll cover the basics of creating, sharing, and collaborating with the tools and you'll get tips to ease you into using GAFE with your students and other teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cockrum

Troy Cockrum

Director of Innovative Teaching, Little Flower School
Troy Cockrum is the Director of Innovative Teaching for a K-8 school in Indianapolis. Before that, he was a Middle School English teacher. He is the author of “Flipping Your English Class to Reach All Learners” and specializes in incorporating technology in the classroom. Cockrum... Read More →


Thursday June 16, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Socrates (C106) C106
 
Friday, June 17
 

9:00am

Genius Hour: 20% Time 100% Engagement
Teachers will transform their students ownership of the learning process by implementing Genius Hour into their curriculum. Classroom culture is instantly transformed when students hold themselves to high standards of performance and initiate improvements to their efforts. Students use a variety of technology tools and resources to create powerful presentations to share with the school community. 
Teachers will learn how to immediately and simply implement a Genius Hour in their classroom using any resources they currently have.


Friday June 17, 2016 9:00am - 10:00am
Socrates (C106) C106

12:30pm

Strategy for deploying Google Apps and Chromebooks
This session will cover the Google Apps for Education administrative console, and will demonstrate how to configure your account to ensure that students have the best tools available to them while still maintaining control of their devices and accounts. 

Speakers

Friday June 17, 2016 12:30pm - 1:30pm
Aristotle (C105) C105

1:45pm

I'm a Google Certified.....What the Google Certifications Mean and How You Can Get Certified
There are several levels to the Google certification programs offered by Google for Education (Google Certified Educator Level I, Google Certified Educator Level 2, Google Certified Trainer, and Google Certified Innovator). In this session, you will learn about the different levels of certifications from someone that has earned all of them and been involved with Google trainings for several years. You will also get the requirements and tips to help you navigate the application and testing process to improve your chances of getting the Google certification you want.

Speakers
avatar for Troy Cockrum

Troy Cockrum

Director of Innovative Teaching, Little Flower School
Troy Cockrum is the Director of Innovative Teaching for a K-8 school in Indianapolis. Before that, he was a Middle School English teacher. He is the author of “Flipping Your English Class to Reach All Learners” and specializes in incorporating technology in the classroom. Cockrum... Read More →


Friday June 17, 2016 1:45pm - 2:45pm
Protagoras (C104) C104