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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

Google Apps planning and deployment best practices
In this quick fire session we will cover 30 tips and tricks to implement Google Apps in meaningful ways across your school to increase efficiency, collaboration and engagement while ensuring best practices are in place for security and compliance. We will discuss everything from service settings, Org units, authentication, e-mail settings to 3rd party integration tools and reporting.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


Tuesday August 13, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
A - Auditorium

11:30am PDT

A Blended Learning Ecosystem Built Within the Google Apps Core Suite
Through the use of the Google Apps Core Suite (Docs, Sites, Calendar, Mail) we are able to leverage tighter feedback loops and provide student-centric digital spaces for collaboration and sharing. We have access to an easy to use space for legacies and portfolios of higher level project(s), and ridiculously simple access points via mail and chat to the big three interactions we need to leverage; student/teacher, student/student, and student/content.
 

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 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
A - Auditorium

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

Get your ChromeZone on!
In this highly interactive ChromeBook Dojo you will learn the secret art Chrome mastery. As you progress through the belts you will put into combat to defeat inefficiency, frustration and bad browsing habits. Once you’ve found inner ‘Chrome Zen’ your browsing experience will never be the same!

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
F -Room a102a

11:30am PDT

Getting Started with Google Drive
This session is targeted at new and early users of Google tools, providing a foundation of the fundamentals of using Google Drive. In this hour we will cover managing multiple Google Accounts, how to create, manage, and share files and collections, and provide an overview of the basic functionality of the core Google Drive services. Attendees are encouraged to be participants; bring your laptop and follow along as we gain increased comfort in Google Drive. This is a judgement free session where there can be no stupid questions. Come prepared to ask and play!

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
C - Room a216 & a220

11:30am PDT

Hands on with Google Apps Scripts Part I
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) What are Apps Scripts, Flubarro and gClassFolders

Speakers

Tuesday August 13, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
B - Room a210 & a205

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

3:00pm PDT

Making Movies with Youtube
Lots of us have uploaded video to Youtube. Now learn how to edit your videos with Youtube's amazing editing features. Video production teacher and Youtube Teacher Studio presenter, Jim Sill, will show you how to produce better videos with your own content right in the browser. Learn to edit your own original videos, create classroom content using Creative Commons videos and produce animations with Youtube's partners like Xtranormal and GoAnimate.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Coach, Deploy Learning
Jim Sill is an educational consultant who enjoys a great story and loves inspiring people to tell theirs. This makes him a popular keynote speaker, trainer, and workshop facilitator.  Bringing authentic learning experiences to clients is what drives his work.


Tuesday August 13, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
B - Room a210 & a205

3:00pm PDT

Re-Charge Classroom Instruction with YouTube EDU and Google Apps for Education
Students today are surrounded by a media rich environment and there’s a lot of great content at our fingertips. Ever wonder what instructional strategies work best for working with media and students in the classroom? Come explore a variety of ways to design appropriate media rich lessons and activities using Google Docs, Google Draw, YouTube EDU, and Google Images that help students make meaningful connections with content.

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 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
A - Auditorium
 
Wednesday, August 14
 

10:00am PDT

25+ Ways to Use Google for Online & Blended Learning
In this session, we’ll explore the National Standards for Quality Online Teaching and how Google tools can be effectively used for online and blended learning at your school. In this whirlwind session, we’ll cover effective methods for the use of Drive, Sites, Picasa, Groups, Google+, Hangouts, YouTube, and more to positively impact student learning at a distance.

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
A - Auditorium

10:00am PDT

Mapping with Google Maps Engine Lite
Come take a tour of Google's recently announced Maps Engine Lite. Learn how to draw on, style, layer, and import data into your maps. Sharing and collaborating your powerful custom maps is easy and we'll highlight ideas for classroom use!

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 →


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
B - Room a210 & a205

10:00am PDT

Re-design your school technology around the Cloud
Gone Google or thinking about going? That’s just the first step! See how your school could reduce costs while streamlining your technology infrastructure and run effectively in the cloud. We will explore how GAFE can be used to tie into essential cloud managed services such as wifi/networking, web filtering, mobile device management, printing and even cloud based digital signage.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
C - Room a216 & a220

10:00am PDT

Using Google in the Higher Education Classroom: Examples and Best Practices
The University of Colorado has Gone Google! Come hear from a Google Certified Teacher about the growing use of Google at CU Boulder. We will share the story of how CU Boulder chose Google, discuss how Drive is changing the classroom, learn about how to get your learning management system and Google Apps to play nice, and wrap up with Google+ as the future of social learning in Higher Education.  Google Apps for Education is not just about K-12 anymore!

Speakers

Wednesday August 14, 2013 10:00am - 11:00am PDT
211-a

11:30am PDT

Roadmap for successful ChromeBook Adoption
Learn how to plan, prep and deploy ChromeBooks with ease in your school. After a general overview of the device selection, we will discuss best practices and lessons learnt for piloting ChromeBooks. We will explore how your ChromeBook rollout will enhance both teaching practices and streamline technology at you school while delivering significant cost savings.

Speakers
avatar for Tim Lee

Tim Lee

Chief Technology Officer / Founder, Amplified IT


Wednesday August 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
C - Room a216 & a220

11:30am PDT

YouTube in the Classroom
With 48 hrs of content uploaded every minute, YouTube has become an invaluable addition to any classroom. A Google Certified Teacher will inspire you to to safely use YouTube to engage, inspire, and ignite student learning. Jim will share resources for understanding how Youtube works, Chrome extensions that take the fear out of showing videos, and the new tools Youtube has in place for schools.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Coach, Deploy Learning
Jim Sill is an educational consultant who enjoys a great story and loves inspiring people to tell theirs. This makes him a popular keynote speaker, trainer, and workshop facilitator.  Bringing authentic learning experiences to clients is what drives his work.


Wednesday August 14, 2013 11:30am - 12:30pm PDT
A - Auditorium

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

Making Magnificent Maps
Learn how to create, collaborate, and publish Google Maps from a classroom teacher. Discover how you can engage students using maps across the curriculum while creating placemarks with embedded text, pictures and even YouTube videos. Be inspired to try it yourself with real examples from real teachers.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Coach, Deploy Learning
Jim Sill is an educational consultant who enjoys a great story and loves inspiring people to tell theirs. This makes him a popular keynote speaker, trainer, and workshop facilitator.  Bringing authentic learning experiences to clients is what drives his work.


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

3:00pm PDT

Art Appreciation - Google 101
Discover the amazing features of the Google Art Project. The world's most amazing works are simply a click away. Walk the halls of the world's greatest museums while learning about composition and color combinations. Take a few more steps and discover history and culture. Peel back the layers of hundreds of giga-pixel photos and uncover a wide variety of uses for art in any classroom. The Art Project is a collaboration between Google and 151 acclaimed art partners from across 40 countries. Using a combination of various Google technologies and expert information provided by museum partners, they have created a unique online art experience. Users can explore a wide range of artworks at brushstroke level detail, take a virtual tour of a museum and even build their own collections to share.

Speakers
avatar for Jim Sill

Jim Sill

Coach, Deploy Learning
Jim Sill is an educational consultant who enjoys a great story and loves inspiring people to tell theirs. This makes him a popular keynote speaker, trainer, and workshop facilitator.  Bringing authentic learning experiences to clients is what drives his work.


Wednesday August 14, 2013 3:00pm - 4:00pm PDT
A - Auditorium

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