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G Suite for Educators

Non-Credit Course
15 Clock Hours

Course Description
Using Google Apps for Education (G Suite) as an educator can save time, paper, and allow for a more collaborate classroom environment.  Google Suite allows teachers to foster 21st Century Skills and create a dynamic multi-faceted learning environment.  In this course, educators will learn the basic G Suite tools (Docs, Sheets, Forms, and Slides) to strengthen their knowledge of these resources, as well as, learn how to help their students use these new products.  Lesson plan ideas and classroom strategies using G Suite will be examined.  Classroom strategies to manage Chromebooks in the classroom will be outlined, but a Chromebook is not required to use G Suite applications.

Global Goals of the Course 
To deepen the teacher’s existing professional knowledge base by enhancing content understanding and skill acquisition in accordance with the following global goals:

1. To design and develop 21st century skills across curriculums (NBPTS 1; ISTE 1; InTASC 1, 3, 5, 7; DFFET 1abe, 2bc, 3cde, 4acef)
2. To appraise key technological tools (Google Tools) and strategies for their impact on teaching and learning (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 5; ISTE 2, 3; InTASC 1, 2, 4-8; DFFET 1de, 2bc, 3ce, 4af)
3. To employ emerging technology tools to design, develop, and evaluate relevant experiences for students (NBPTS 1, 2, 3, 4, 5; InTASC 1-8; DFFET 1abde, 2c, 3bcde, 4acef)
4. To employ other educational professionals to improve student learning through the use of Google Tools in the classroom (NBPTS 5; ISTE 5; InTASC 9,10; DFFET 2c, 3ce, 4acef)

Self-Paced courses are delivered within our online classroom and available 24/7. You can begin your study program at any time.

Ongoing Enrollment
Online structured courses are delivered within our online classroom and available within a specific scheduled time window with your instructor.

Site based courses are delivered on site in certain locations during a specific date range with a live instructor.