Institute for Educational Development

Location: PORTLAND
Date: December 19, 2018

$259.00 per person
Group Price: $239.00
*For 3 or more people regestering at the same time

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

NEW Seminar Presented By
Adam Goodman

Outstanding Science Teacher and Google for Education Certified Trainer

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

  • Dozens of practical strategies for best utilizing Google Classroom to strengthen your secondary Science students’ engagement and learning
  • The best free Google and Chrome web apps for enhancing instruction in the grades 6-12 Science classroom
  • Timesaving ways to more easily manage Science students’ work in Google Classroom … Assign, collect, grade, and give feedback with just a few clicks
  • Receive an extensive Google Classroom Science resource handbook and special access to Adam’s Google Drive so you can immediately link to the resources presented in this seminar

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.

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. Outstanding secondary Science teacher and Google for Education Certified Trainer, Adam Goodman, 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 Google Tools including, Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Slides, Google Forms, Google Keep, Chrome Extensions, and much more! Adam 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 Science resource handbook with step-by-step instructions for utilizing all the tools and apps presented in this seminar to reinforce and extend your learning after the seminar.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Learn Essential Google Classroom Practices for Enhancing Your Science Instruction
    What every grades 6-12 Science teacher needs to know about fully tapping into Google Classroom, apps and extensions … The best, most useful aspects for strengthening your Science instruction
  2. Timesaving Strategies to Boost Your Productivity AND Effectiveness as a Secondary Science Teacher
    Employ the best free Google Classroom, Chrome apps and extensions for helping you save time while increasing your effectiveness … Explore timesaving strategies that streamline your workflow and enhance learning for your Science students
  3. Unleash the Power of Google Classroom in Your Science Program
    Examine how to use Google Classroom to create and organize assignments, provide feedback, and communicate more efficiently with your grades 6-12 Science students … Here’s how!
  4. Utilize the Newest Features of Google Classroom
    Google is constantly releasing new features and making changes … Discover how to leverage the newest features of Google Classroom to benefit your Science instruction and your students
  5. Provide Highly Valuable Feedback More Swiftly and Effortlessly
    Take full advantage of timesaving, timely online assessment tools to direct and drive your Science instruction … Learn essential strategies to assign documents, name and submit assignments, provide feedback, grade and return assignments, and more!
  6. Create and Curate Content with YouTube
    How to build a library of tutorials and create playlists for your Science classroom … Build student engagement and unlock deeper, richer Science learning
  7. Utilize the Full Potential of Google Forms in Your Science Classroom
    Explore how fellow Science teachers are using Google Forms beyond simple survey tools … From formative assessments and exit tickets to creating observations and data collection using mobile devices
  8. Digitally Differentiate Your Science Instruction and Interventions
    Discover a host of ways to assign class work to different subsets of students with anonymity … Better meet the needs of your diverse Science learners
  9. Harness the Power of Google Classroom for Online Collaboration and Communication
    Discover practical ways Google Classroom can significantly enhance collaboration … Improve communication and strengthen learning among students in your grades 6-12 Science classroom
  10. Receive an Extensive Google Classroom Science Resource Handbook and Special Online Access to Adam’s Google Drive with Helpful Resources
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook that includes detailed descriptions and practical classroom applications of each of the Google Tools and apps presented during the seminar … Receive information on accessing Adam’s specially created online Google Drive 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 Google Tools to enhance instruction in your Science classroom
  • Timesaving tips and tricks for using Google Classroom to make your life easier, both in and out of the Science classroom
  • How to find, download and install the latest Chrome extensions that are applicable to secondary Science instruction
  • Work smarter, not harder … Learn timesaving tips for using Google Classroom more efficiently, including self-grading, multiple-choice and project-based assessments
  • How Google Classroom can best be used to differentiate Science instruction with grades 6-12 students
  • Advanced applications of Google Classroom to streamline your work and communicate with students and parents with ease
  • What cloud-based computing is and how it can make your life easier in and out of your Science classroom
  • How to utilize Chrome profiles to access your bookmarks, information and files from anywhere
  • A wealth of ways to fully engage your Science students in productive and collaborative learning
  • How to simplify classroom management and routines using built-in apps
  • Valuable tips to get the most from the technology you have in your Science classroom – even if it’s just one laptop, 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 students’ Science learning

A Message from Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

How can we provide the best learning environment and experiences for our secondary Science students? How can we promote and develop lifelong learners with strong critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills? And how can we do all this given the many challenges and time constraints we face as Science educators? What I find so exciting about Google Classroom is that it has the power to greatly assist us in achieving all these aims and more with our grades 6-12 Science students!

I have specifically designed this seminar based on my years as a secondary Science teacher, an Instructional Technology Coach and Google for Education Certified Trainer to give you the strategies and confidence to immediately strengthen your Science instruction. I’ve worked with countless Science teachers of all skill levels on making the best use of Google Classroom and other technology tools and I am confident that you will leave with a wealth of strategies you will be excited to implement right away.

Throughout our day together, we will explore best practices for using Google Classroom, extensions, and tools to greatly enhance your Science instruction. We’ll look at ways to actively engage your studens and build their confidence within and beyond the bounds of your classroom. I want to equip you with timesaving strategies to streamline your classroom workflow and enhance your confidence in best utilizing Google Classroom with your Science students. We will also explore ways that Google Classroom can help improve your communication with parents and showcase the great accomplishments of your Science students.

I invite you to join me for an exciting day filled with outstanding, practical and timesaving Google Classroom strategies that you can use the very next day.

I look forward to meeting you at the seminar!

Adam Goodman

P.S. I have personally witnessed how Google Classroom can transform Science learning. I can’t wait to show you how!

Who Should Attend

Classroom Teachers, Department Heads, Science Specialists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

  1. Extensive Resource Handbook:
    Each participant will receive an extensive Science-focused Google Classroom resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:
    • Practical, timesaving strategies and ideas for integrating Google Classroom and G Suite into your Science curriculum
    • Step-by-step guides for using Google Classroom and G Suite with your students
    • Descriptions, images and publishers of the newest, most effective Chrome Extensions for grades 6-12 Science educators
    • Tips and tricks and for using Google Classroom, Google Drive and other resources to greatly enhance Science instruction
  2. Meet and Share:
    This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other educators interested in enhancing their Science program.
  3. Consultation Available:
    Adam Goodman will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own Science program.
  4. Make the Best Use of Your Time:
    You are welcome to bring a fully charged laptop with a Chrome browser installed or Chromebook computer, but it is not a requirement to attend. An iPad or Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google or Chrome resources covered in this 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.
  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.