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 SDCOE Helps Bring Google Summit to County

​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 Google.

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.