Institute for Educational Development

Making Best Use of Google Classroom to Strengthen Your SCIENCE Instruction (Grades 6-12)

NEW Seminar Presented By
Aida Awad

Award-Winning Science Teacher, Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow and Google Certified Trainer

Specifically Designed for Science Educators Serving Grades 6-12: Classroom Teachers, Department Heads, Science Specialists, and Administrators

  • Practical strategies for best utilizing Google Classroom to strengthen your Science students’ engagement and learning
  • The best free Google Tools and Apps to enhance instruction in your grades 6-12 Science classroom
  • Timesaving tips to seamlessly manage Science students’ work in Google Classroom … Assign, collect, grade, and give feedback with just a few clicks
  • Receive an extensive Google Classroom resource handbook and special access to Aida’s Google Classroom so you can immediately link to all the resources presented in this seminar

You are encouraged to bring a fully charged Chromebook or laptop with a Chrome browser installed. It is not, however, a requirement to attend this seminar. An iPad or an Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google resources covered in the seminar.

Practical Strategies

This outstanding, NEW seminar is specially designed for secondary Science educators who want to make more effective use of Google Classroom and a variety of free Google Tools to enhance Science learning. Nationally recognized secondary science teacher, Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow and Google Certified Trainer, Aida Awad, will show you how to more efficiently tap into the power of online student collaboration with Google Classroom and how to take greater advantage of the most useful aspects of G Suite for Education – specifically for grades 6-12 science teachers.

You will also learn how to make best use of many of the most useful G Suite Tools including Google Docs, Google Forms, Hyperdocs, Google Drawings, Google Sheets, Expeditions, Google Tour Creator, and more! Aida will share practical and timesaving strategies for streamlining everyday workflows in your Science classroom.

Whether you are brand new to using Google Classroom or are an experienced user, you’ll leave this seminar with a wealth of use-tomorrow ideas. You will also receive an extensive Google Classroom handbook AND special access to Aida’s Google Classroom, bursting with ready-to-use materials and resources to reinforce and extend your learning after the seminar.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Learn Essential Google Classroom Practices to Enhance Your Science Instruction
    What every grades 6-12 Science teacher needs to know about fully tapping into Google Classroom, and G Suite Tools and Apps … The best, most useful tips for boosting the impact of learning opportunities in your Science classroom
  2. Timesaving Strategies to Boost Your Productivity AND Effectiveness as a Secondary Science Teacher
    Seamlessly integrate the best free Google Classroom and G Suite Tools and Apps into your classroom while saving time and increasing your effectiveness … Explore time-efficient strategies that enhance learning for your Science students
  3. Unleash the Power of Google Classroom in Your Science Classroom
    Explore how to use Google Classroom to increase collaboration and communication, create and organize assignments, grade student work and provide feedback, share resources and materials, and assess student learning – with ease and efficiency!
  4. Explore the Newest Features of Google Classroom
    Google constantly releases new features and updates tools … Discover how you can leverage what’s new in Google Classroom to benefit your Science instruction and students
  5. Make the Most of Google Forms in Your Science Classroom
    Explore how master Science teachers are using Google Forms beyond simple survey and quiz tools … From formative assessments and exit tickets to creating observations, and data collection using mobile devices
  6. Re-envision Your Science Instruction, Differentiation and Interventions
    Discover a host of ways to assign class work to different groupings of students to better meet the needs of ALL of your diverse Science learners
  7. Create High Impact Science Learning Opportunities with Google Drawings
    Discover exemplary Google Drawings that provide high levels of support for Science literacy in both textual and visual formats … Here’s how!
  8. Engage Your Science Students in Powerful Digital Learning
    Get hands-on with Google Tools including Expeditions, Google Earth and Maps, Google Tour Creator, Hyperdocs, and more! … Explore powerful ways to integrate them into your Science program
  9. Strengthen 3-Dimensional Teaching and Learning in Your NGSS Classroom
    Make best use of Google Classroom, Apps and Tools to support 3-Dimensional teaching and learning in your Science program
  10. Receive an Extensive Google Classroom Resource Handbook and Online Access to a Specially Created Google Classroom with Helpful Resources
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook that includes detailed descriptions and practical classroom applications of each of the G Suite Tools and Apps presented during the seminar … Receive information on accessing a specially created Google Classroom with helpful digital links and resources

Specific Topics


Here's what you'll learn:
  • Practical strategies for making the best use of Google Classroom and a variety of free G Suite Tools to enhance instruction in your Science classroom
  • Timesaving tips and tricks for using Google Classroom that will make your life easier, both in and out of the Science classroom
  • How to integrate the best Science apps into your classroom to ignite student interest, engagement and learning
  • Work smarter, not harder … Learn timesaving tips for using Google Classroom more efficiently, including using auto-grading to provide immediate student feedback
  • Advanced applications of the newest Google Classroom features to streamline your work and communicate among students and parents with ease
  • Leverage the power of cloud-based computing to make your life easier in and out of your Science classroom
  • A wealth of ways to fully engage your Science students in productive and collaborative learning
  • Valuable tips to get the most from the technology you have in your Science classroom – even if it’s just one computer, Chromebook or tablet
  • Practical ways students can collect and curate scientific data to improve projects and labs
  • Utilize the latest updates in Google Classroom and G Suite for Education, including new and improved tools to enhance Science learning
  • Make best use of Google Geo Tools, Google Tour Creator, Google Forms, Google Drawings, and more! … Increase student engagement and learning in your Science classroom

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

Science rocks and learning science should rock for ALL of our students! As Science Educators we can leverage the power of tools such as Google Classroom to provide rich, highly engaging learning opportunities for our students. These hold the potential to truly ignite student engagement and boost Science skill development and learning. Those are things to get excited about!

Google Classroom is designed to streamline our hard work as Science teachers to help us promote and develop lifelong skills in our students. The features of Google Classroom provide strong support for the new ISTE technology standards and support rich 3-Dimensional NGSS teaching and learning!

I have designed this seminar based on my years as a Science teacher, Einstein Distinguished Educator Fellow, Science Department Head, and Google Certified Trainer. I want to share powerful strategies and resources you can use to greatly enhance your Science instruction and program. I am passionate about, and have worked alongside and coached thousands of teachers in using technology to create vibrant learning opportunities for ALL students.

Join me for a day bursting with hands-on exploration of the very best ways to harness the power of Google Classroom and G Suite Tools and Apps in your secondary Science classroom. You will leave equipped to streamline your workflow in timesaving ways with Google Classroom. You’ll also be equipped to engage your students in new and exciting ways that will boost their Science learning to new heights.

Sincerely,
Aida Awad

P.S. You WILL leave this seminar with so many new and exciting ideas you’ll be able to use right away!

Who Should Attend

Science Educators Serving Grades 6-12: Classroom Teachers, Department Heads, Science Specialists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Google Classroom Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive Science-focused Google Classroom resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Practical strategies and ideas for integrating Google Classroom and G Suite Tools into your Science classroom
    • Tips and tricks for using Google Classroom and G Suite tools to improve student learning and engagement
    • Step-by-step guides for saving you time while providing your students with timely feedback
    • A detailed guide with time-efficient ways to increase your effectiveness as a Science teacher with Google Classroom and G Suite Tools
  2. Make Best Use of Your Time:
    You are welcome to bring a fully charged Chromebook or laptop with a Chrome Browser installed. It is not, however, a requirement to attend this seminar. An iPad or an Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google or Chrome resources covered in the seminar. Your resource handbook and a specially created website will support your individual hands-on exploration of the ideas and resources presented during the seminar when you return to your school.
  3. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their Science programs.
  4. Consultation Available:
    Aida Awad will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own Science program.
  5. Semester Credit Option:
    Brandman University Logo Graduate level professional development credit is available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at the seminar.
  6. Meet Inservice Requirements:
    At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.