After three years of organizing Google Apps for Education
professional learning for local educators, San Diego County Office of Education
(SDCOE) personnel have helped bring a full-blown Google Summit to town.
The summit will be Oct. 4 and 5 at Coronado High and Middle
Schools with early classes at SDCOE’s main campus Oct. 3. It’s a partnership
between SDCOE, Coronado Unified School District, and the EdTech Team.
“It’s the first one in San Diego County of this size,” said
Jeffrey Heil, an SDCOE resource teacher. “This is the next level.”
SDCOE personnel have organized smaller Google professional
learning events twice a year for the last three years, drawing about 100 local
educators each time. This larger summit is expected to attract more than 400
educators from across the country.
“Many districts are moving to Google Apps for Education but
there isn’t much professional learning about the platform,” said Joseph
Hartman, technology integration architect for SDCOE.
The EdTech Team San Diego Summit will also feature
presenters from across the nation as well as local speakers and officials from
The high intensity two-day event focuses on deploying,
integrating, and using Google Apps for Education and other Google tools to
promote student learning. The program features certified teachers and trainers,
practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and
representatives from Google education teams.
Sessions include two keynote presentations, a demo slam
competition, a closing capstone session as well as two full days of informative
breakouts, demonstrations, and hands-on workshops.
Early bird registration is $249. Visit the Google Apps for Education Summit webpage
for more information or to register.