2009-07-08 Google Workshop for Administrators @ PYLUSD

July 8, 2009
8:30 AM to 3:30 PM (w/1 hour lunch break)
Placentia - Yorba Linda Unified School District
1301 Orangethorpe
Placentia, CA 92870



eBooklet (16 MB PDF File)


Search, learn, share! Brought to you by the producers of the Google Teacher Academy, the Google Workshop for Administrators (GWA) introduces participants to innovative ways Google tools can be used in school administration. A full day of fast-paced presentations and hands-on activities includes experience with advanced search techniques, collaborative web-based applications, and powerful professional development strategies. Google Certified Teachers share ways administrators can implement tools such as Google Search, Google Docs, Google Groups, and... even more. Many of these tools are ideal for extending a professional learning community online. Participants who complete the event are also given access to the Google Workshop for Educators Network, an online community focused on supporting educators as they learn more about the power of Google tools in education.

Additional Detail:

The Docs segment will focus on extending a PLC online (with collaboration, shared assessments, and data collection/analysis), and using Forms for custom teacher observations or online referrals (even on a mobile device). The Calendar segment will focus on organizing campus activities such as use of athletic fields and teacher sign-ups for libraries and computer labs... not to mention creation of an up-to-date central repository of all staff meetings and other school events, including ASB and PTA calendars (and how to share these with the staff and/or community). The Search (and Reader) segments will focus on things such as being able to locate timely relevant research (when needed for research-based decision making), discovering news about the school, and having updates on important topics come to them (as a way to save precious time). And of course, the Mobile segment will help administrators learn to take many of these tools with them on-the-go as they walk campus or travel off-site.

Lead Learners:

Mark Wagner, Ph.D.
Professional Development Coordinator
Computer Using Educators (CUE)
MarkWagnerIM (AIM)
markdwagner (Skype)
markwagner (Twitter)

Kyle Brumbaugh
Administrative Vice Principal
Woodside High School