Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Thrilled to be Hosting the 1st Indiana #GAFESummit

I have the pleasure of working for a forward-thinking school corporation, and I am blessed to have a job that gives me the opportunity to work with teachers to find meaningful ways that technology can enhance teaching and learning in the Digital Age. Like all educators, our teachers live in a constant time-crunch, and if I can help them by bringing them opportunities to learn about great tools that not only improve work, but also transform learning, I am all about it.

That's why I am so thrilled to share that the EVSC is hosting the very first Google Apps For Education Summit located in Indiana. I'd like to think that our reputation for excellent professional learning opportunities precedes us now that we are in our 6th year of hosting the EVSC eRevolution (save the date for July 9th and 10th, 2014). But even if Google's interest in partnering with us is based on our central location- 2 hours from Nashville, 1.5 from Louisville, 3 from St. Louis, 3 from Indianapolis, 4 from Cincinnati, and 6 from Chicago- I love that we can make this experience easy to access for our own educators and can build a stronger PLN in the process.

Here's a little information:

Location: Harrison High School in Evansville, Indiana

Date: February 15 and 16, 2014

Website: Indiana GAFE Summit Site

Details: This high intensity two day event focuses on deploying, integrating, and using Google Apps for Education and other Google Tools to promote student learning in K-12 and higher education.

The program features Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google in Education teams.

Sessions include two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, and a closing capstone session - plus two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by experienced and knowledgeable professional developers.

  • Deployment & Management of Google Apps
  • Google Apps Scripts
  • Google Apps for Education Certification
  • Chromebooks in Education
  • YouTube for Schools
  • Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Calendar, Gmail power tips, and... even more!

All presenters are Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, Google Employees, or teachers with local success stories!

Additionally, there are 1&2 Day Pre-Summit Workshops for those who are interested. The location for the Pre-Summit is the EVSC Technology and Innovation Center.

Register now to send teachers, administrators, tech directors, library media specialists, tech support staff, CTOs, and anyone who is interested in finding out more about leveraging Google Apps for Education to support student learning.

The Summit includes free parking, free wifi, free continental breakfast, and free lunch.

Registration Link: Register for the Indiana GAFE Summit

We would love for you to join us in February for a great weekend of learning and collaborating around Google Apps for Education. If you would like more information, you can check out the website or email the ICATS.

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