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Monarch High SchoolBoulder, COAugust 13 & 14, 2013

We invite you to join us for the second annual Google in Education Rocky Mountain Summit to be held at Monarch High School in the Boulder Valley School District on August 13 & 14, 2013. 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 education teams. 

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.

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Tuesday, August 13
 

10:00am PDT

Gmail and Calendar - Beginner Session
Making the switch to Gmail and Gcal can be overwhelming at first but once you understand how Google has set up these products to work your work flow becomes streamlines. In this session we'll cover tips and tricks that will get those thousands of e-mails out of your inbox and keep them organized. We'll also explore some of the hidden advantages of using Gcal with students, parents and staff.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
B - Room a210 & a205

10:00am PDT

Introduction to Google Forms & Spreadsheets
Come join us for a discussion and demonstration concerning Google Forms and Spreadsheets. Google Forms give you powerful tools for planning events, sending a survey, administering a quiz, or collecting information in an easy, streamlines way. Google Spreadsheets give you the tools to organize and analysis your data. Come learn how easy it is to create a Google Form and and analyze the data collected with Google Spreadsheet.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Grabham

Brad Grabham

Academic Technology Consultant, University of Colorado Boulder
Brad Grabham currently works for the University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Information Technology, where he serves as an Academic Technology Consultant (ATC) working with the College of Music and School of Education. Brad's background is in education. After completing his Bachelor... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
G - Room a119a

10:00am PDT

Knitting Together Chrome, Sites and Docs for Collaboration
We will showcase how Google Apps support collaboration across three entities (Public Schools, CU Students and CU Faculty). Participants in this workshop will learn about using google sites to centralize knowledge management and communication.

Speakers
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Julie Andrew

Instructors, CU Teach
Kim Bunning and Julie Andrew are instructors in the CU Teach Program. They have experience in both K-12 math and science classrooms as well as in higher education.


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
E - Room a212a

10:00am PDT

Captivating Online Learning with OpenClass
OpenClass from Pearson is a new kind of learning environment that goes beyond the LMS – it’s open to everyone, easy to use, and completely free. Join Aaron Sokol, Product Evangelist at Pearson Learning Solutions, as he:

Shows you how to install OpenClass from the Google Apps Marketplace in less than 3 minutes, for free

Describes how OpenClass can stimulate social learning and the exchange of ideas in your classroom and across your district

Explains how OpenClass puts the focus on learning, not on technology, to encourage collaboration and communication

Demonstrates how teachers can use OpenClass to manage their courses, interact with students, and encourage collaboration in their classrooms

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
F -Room a102a

11:30am PDT

Chrome Ninja Tips and Tricks
Using Google Chrome in the classroom allows staff and students to personalize their web experience. In this session you will learn how to use the omni box for more than just URL's, organize tabs for efficiency, create shortcuts for more productive searching and install apps and extensions that are useful in the classroom.

Speakers
avatar for Kim Randall

Kim Randall

Professional Development Consultant, EdTechTeam
Kim Randall, a global educational technology consultant, works with professional learning organizations such as EdTechTeam, Discovery Education and the Krause Center for Innovation, providing relevant and engaging training centered around effective use and pedagogy of educational... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
H - Room a117

11:30am PDT

Inspired Writing - “Literacy is the ability to write in the medium in which one reads.”
21st Century Writing: Writing is no longer just words. Images, links, videos, timelines, audio are all media that help tell a story. Students ability to use multiple types of media to tell their story empowers them to choose the media that best leverages their viewpoint and style to get their story told. Start thinking of media as an essential part of the story/paper rather than an optional piece to add.

Inspired Writing is Littleton’s nationally recognized project that empowers teachers to leverage online tools to support students when writing on a device (prewriting, drafting, editing, publishing, evaluating ). Google tools are the foundation of this project. Come see the comprehensive resources we use to support: our teachers, writers with multiple learning styles, students that need scaffolding and all writers that need to be challenged with extensions.

Be ready to use your device to record your voice to capture your writing, use a variety of online writing resources and try out a multitude of free publishing options.
https://sites.google.com/a/lpsk12.org/inspired-writing/

Speakers
avatar for Dana Levesque

Dana Levesque

District Instructional Technology Specialist, Littleton Public School
Dana has been a District Instructional Technology Specialist for the past fourteen years in Colorado. She guides professional learning opportunities, team teaches and models effective technology integrated practices with teachers. She is part of Littleton Public Schools Inspired Writing... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
D - Room a218a

1:30pm PDT

Chromebook Challenge: Make it your ONE Machine
Have you taken the chromebook challenge; to make it your one machine you use? Come learn and share some some simple, yet powerful ways that allow you to use your chromebook as your ONE machine. I took the challenge and walked away converted and empowered with photo editing, video editing, web development, torrent streaming, and more all within this simple and powerful device! 

Speakers
avatar for Michael Wacker

Michael Wacker

I am a former elementary teacher, currently with EdTechTeam as the Chief Learning Officer; working with a highly talented team supporting world class learning opportunities for children and adults all around the globe. Our team is consulted around ideas of strategic design and innovation... Read More →


Tuesday August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
A - Auditorium

1:30pm PDT

Hands on with Google Apps Scripts Part II
It is recommended that attendees have: a solid understanding of creating Google Forms and how Forms & Spreadsheets interact before joining this session, Experience installing and interacting with Apps Scripts, A laptop. Your mileage may vary on an iPad--or you may not be able to get hands-on. In this hands-on one-hour session, we will cover the following (and possibly more) Autocrat, Doctopus, and FormMule.

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
B - Room a210 & a205
 
Wednesday, August 14
 

10:00am PDT

Google Soup: Promoting a Healthier You
Have you ever wanted your students to share a document with you without your Inbox or Drive becoming inundated with misnamed and disorganized documents? Have you ever wanted to provide feedback on student work in one place...with a rubric...and only have to send a single email? This hands-on session will focus on creating Google Soup: Forms + Docs + Doctopus Script + Goobric Script to make your life better. Using a Google Form allows you to collect the Google accounts of your students, creating a roster for you to use with both of these scripts, leaving you free time to relax and enjoy that cup of coffee.

Speakers
avatar for Stephanie Schroeder

Stephanie Schroeder

Stephanie Schroeder is the Program Manager for STREAM, an educational initiative funded by both BVSD and Impact on Education to increase student achievement, engagement and 21st century skills by integrating content areas with technology and literacy. Stephanie manages over 200 iPads... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
H - Room a117

10:00am PDT

Saving Time with Scripts
Participants in this session will explore and practice using Google Scripts that help save time for teachers, administrators, counselors, deans, and other school personnel. Several Google scripts will be demonstrated including the updated version of Flubaroo, FormEmailer, AutoCrat, formMule, Doctopus, MailMerge, docAppender, gClassFolders, and GradeDelivery.

Speakers
avatar for Jacki Sloan

Jacki Sloan

Educational Technology Coach, Aurora Public Schools
My passion is teaching technology. As an Educational Technology Coach for Aurora Public schools, I work collaboratively with other teachers to help students become engaged in their subject matter and increase student achievement by using technologies and enhanced instruction that... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
F -Room a102a

1:30pm PDT

Launching today - top secret Google product
Shhh.... I can’t reveal the details, but there’s an exciting new opportunity for educators worldwide to share their expertise and make money in a new way. Join us for this session and be one of the first participants for an exciting new project.

Speakers
avatar for Daniel Arnold

Daniel Arnold

Education Lead - New Products, Google
Daniel Arnold is the education lead for a new Google product. One of the first team members, Daniel is excited about the opportunity this presents for educators and students. Daniel has a background in new ventures at Google, he spent the previously two years launching new mobile... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
A - Auditorium

1:30pm PDT

Teaching with Google+
Google+ is Google’s powerful social media platform offering students and faculty compelling opportunities for online collaboration and just-in-time learning. Come hear Engineering Associate Dean for Education Diane Sieber, a Google+ early adopter, speak about earlier adopters of Google+ in higher education and her use of Google+ in her large Fall 2012 lecture class The Meaning of IT.

Speakers
avatar for Diane Sieber

Diane Sieber

Associate Dean for Education, CU Boulder College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, University of Colorado boulder
Professor Sieber has been a President’s Teaching Scholar since 2009. The President’s Teaching Scholars comprise faculty from the three CU campuses chosen for teaching excellence, recognized research on teaching and learning, and leadership in improving higher education teaching... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 1:30pm - 2:30pm PDT
H - Room a117

3:00pm PDT

Getting to Inbox 0 with Gmail
The way you work shouldn’t look like an attachment disorder, nor does it have to. This workshop offers clear, pragmatic steps to manage your work by getting clear of your Gmail inbox and working from a personally-controlled system. Along the way we’ll better understand why we work the way we do, how life can be a little more like a game of Tetris, and how spending just one hour a week NOT doing your work may be the key to getting to go home for dinner. Successful educators don’t necessarily have to develop a productivity system, but happy ones usually do.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
E - Room a212a

3:00pm PDT

A Presentation .. on Google Presentation
Have you used PowerPoint, Prezi or Keynote? Are you ready to explore a different presentation tool with robust sharing and collaborative features? What if the tool was cloud based, easily embedded and accessible by anyone with the url. Do you think your students could use a tool like this for group projects? Are you interested? If you're shaking your heading in agreement, then come join us to learn about Google Presentation. In this session, we will demonstrate features, sharing options, and publishing capabilities of Google Presentation. Be ready to share your perspective and experiences concerning presentation software you have used in the past. Together we will explore and compare the different presentation options.

Speakers
avatar for Brad Grabham

Brad Grabham

Academic Technology Consultant, University of Colorado Boulder
Brad Grabham currently works for the University of Colorado Boulder’s Office of Information Technology, where he serves as an Academic Technology Consultant (ATC) working with the College of Music and School of Education. Brad's background is in education. After completing his Bachelor... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
F -Room a102a

3:00pm PDT

Short-Term Online Courses in Blogger
The Anderson Language & Technology Center (ALTEC) at CU Boulder offers non-credit online review courses. These courses, taught by experienced instructors through a tweaked Blogger template, make optimal use of a variety of Google apps, including GoogleForms, GoogleDocs, Google + Hangouts and annotated YouTube videos. In this presentation, we will highlight ways in which one could exploit the educational potential of these free tools to develop not only high quality courses but also Open Educational Resources. We will also show the various ways in which Blogger templates can be modified to meet the needs of specific courses.

Speakers
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Edwige Simon

Edwige Simon works as a Language Technology Coordinator for the Anderson Language & Technology Center at the University of Colorado Boulder. She earned a PhD from the CU Boulder ATLAS Institute. Her work focuses on teacher identity and technology integration in the language class... Read More →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
H - Room a117