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Making Best Use of Google Classroom to Strengthen MATH INSTRUCTION (Grades 6-12)

Presented by Tinashe Blanchet
Outstanding Math Teacher, Google for Education Certified Innovator and Outstanding Presenter

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Specifically Designed for Middle School Mathematics Teachers, High School General Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics Teachers, Math Curriculum Coordinators, Technology Integration Specialists, and Administrators

  • Dozens of practical ways to utilize Google Classroom to enhance content instruction and streamline student engagement in the secondary mathematics classroom
  • Save time and more easily manage student work in the new Google Classroom … Assign, collect, grade, and give feedback with just a few clicks
  • Make best use of free Chrome web apps to support student content learning in the secondary mathematics classroom
  • Use specific features and functions of Google Tools to help your students meet and exceed state standards for mathematics
  • Differentiate instruction more easily with Google Classroom, Google Drive and web-based apps that allow you to customize assessments and better meet the needs of all of your learners

You are welcome to bring your own fully charged Chromebook or laptop with Google Chrome Browser installed. It is not, however, a requirement to attend this seminar. An iPad or an Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google or Chrome resources covered in the seminar.

Practical Ideas and Strategies

This outstanding seminar is designed for educators working with students in the secondary mathematics classroom who want to make more effective use Google Classroom to enhance content learning. Google Certified Innovator and Trainer, Tinashe Blanchet, will show you how to make the best use of some of the most powerful online tools for use in the secondary mathematics classroom including, Google Classroom, Google Drive, Desmos, Geogebra and more. Discover new ways to more efficiently tap into the power of online student collaboration with Google Classroom and how to take greater advantage of the most useful Chrome apps.

Whether you are working in a school or district that has "Gone Google" or an educator searching for free tools with a variety of practical applications to enhance your instructional program, you'll leave this seminar with a wealth of ideas you'll be able to use immediately.

You will also receive an extensive Google Classroom resource handbook with step-by-step instructions for utilizing the tools and apps presented in this seminar as well as the details that will enable you to connect to a companion webpage to reinforce and extend your learning after the seminar.

Ten Key Benefits of Attending

  1. Make Best Use of Google Classroom in Math Instruction
    Learn practical time-efficient ways to make the best use of Google Classroom to enhance math instruction
  2. Learn Essential Google Classroom Practices
    Understand Google Classroom and the most time-efficient practices to manage communications with students, guardians and co-teachers
  3. Discover the Google Classroom Features to Differentiate Math Instruction
    Explore specific Google Classroom features that will help you customize activities and assessments to your students' individual needs
  4. Unleash the Power of Google Classroom in Your Math Classroom
    Examine how you can use Google Classroom to create and organize assignments, provide feedback and communicate more efficiently with large numbers of students
  5. Incorporate Essential, Free Chrome Math Apps and Extensions
    See how students use the most useful, free Chrome apps every secondary math teacher should learn to use, including some which work online and offline
  6. Enhance Your Math Instruction with Google Drive
    Connect Google Drive files to Google Classroom assignments to unlock powerful functionality for student collaboration and feedback
  7. Get Hands-On with Math Apps and Activities
    Experience the myriad ways free Chrome apps and activities can be used to provide rigorous, engaging instruction in secondary math classes
  8. Explore Sample Math Lessons and Activities Powered by Google Tools
    Get an exclusive look at sample Google Drive activities specifically designed to integrate with Google Classroom and secondary math instruction
  9. Save Time with Google Tips and Tricks for Math Instruction
    Learn shortcuts and time saving tips for math teachers using Google Classroom and additional Chrome apps
  10. Receive an Extensive Google Tools and Apps Resource Handbook and Access to a Specially Created Website with Helpful Resource Links
    Each participant will receive an extensive resource handbook that includes detailed descriptions and practical classroom applications of each of the Google tools and apps presented during the seminar … Receive information on how to access a specially created hyperdoc with helpful links and online tutorials for a variety of Google tools

Outstanding Strategies You Can Use Immediately

  • Timesaving tips and tools for using Google Classroom to make your life easier, both in and out of the mathematics classroom
  • Practical strategies for using a variety of free Google Tools and Google apps to enhance content instruction in the secondary mathematics classroom
  • How to find, download and install the latest Chrome apps that are applicable to secondary mathematics instruction
  • Work smarter, not harder … Learn timesaving tips for using a variety of Google tools more efficiently, including self-grading, multiple-choice and fill-in-the-blank online assessments
  • How Google Tools can be used to differentiate instruction with students in the secondary mathematics classroom
  • Powerful equation editing software to streamline your work and create mathematical notation with ease
  • How to utilize Google Drive to access and share your documents, information and files from anywhere
  • A wealth of ways to fully engage your math students in productive collaborative learning
  • How to use Google Classroom and Google Drive to streamline classroom management and routines
  • Valuable tips to get the most from even one tablet or Chromebook in your mathematics classroom
  • Innovative strategies for moving toward a paperless math classroom
  • Real-time student assessment utilizing a number of data gathering methods
  • Resources for dynamic classroom activities which will facilitate independent study and differentiation in instruction for students
  • A variety of presentation options for motivating students
  • Tips for saving valuable preparation and implementation time
  • The best apps and websites to differentiate math instruction to better meet the needs of both struggling and gifted math students, as well as those in the middle

A Message From Your Seminar Leader

Dear Colleague:

With lesson plans, grading papers, calling parents, and many other classroom responsibilities, it is often difficult for teachers to find time to research the latest tools we have available to support classroom instruction. Additionally, for most math teachers, it is a struggle to get many students truly engaged in learning. It's been my experience that most students are not typically excited about fractions, equations or functions.

If you are fortunate enough to have Chromebooks or other devices in your classroom, I know that you want to make best use of them. The good news is, most students are so excited just to have a device in their hands, that it really does not matter what you teach, they will be engaged. The challenge most math teachers face is that because tech devices are so packed with features they can become a distraction. In this case, it can be difficult to keep your students engaged and on task during your math lesson.

In my class, students have used Chromebooks to solve problems and share their work, explore graphs of functions in 2D and 3D space, to watch and create instructional videos, and much more! There's more good news – Google Classroom offers functionality that will get your students excited about coming to your math class every day and keep them on task.

I look forward to sharing what works and what doesn't based on my experience using Google tools with math instruction at the secondary level. I will provide you with an overview of the functionality of Google Classroom from a secondary math perspective as well as tips and tricks to save you some valuable time and effort. It is my sincere hope that you leave this seminar pumped about returning to your classroom to try something new!

I look forward to meeting you!

Educationally yours,
Tinashe Blanchet

P.S. You will receive an extensive mathematics technology resource handbook filled with descriptions of the best ways to use Google Classroom, Google Drive and Chrome apps for math instruction.

Who Should Attend

Middle School Mathematics Teachers, High School General Math, Algebra, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, Calculus, Statistics Teachers, Math Curriculum Coordinators, Technology Integration Specialists, and Administrators

Special Benefits of Attending

Extensive Resource Handbook
Each participant will receive an extensive mathematics technology resource handbook specifically designed for this seminar. The handbook includes:

  • Recommendations for setting up and managing Google Classroom and Google Drive that will save time and stress for teachers and students
  • Practical strategies and ideas for integrating Google Apps and Chromebooks into the mathematics curriculum
  • Descriptions, images, publishers, and pricing information for the newest, most effective Chrome apps for secondary school math, algebra and geometry classrooms
  • Tips and tricks and for using Google Classroom, Google Drive and other resources

Meet and Share with Other Math Educators
This seminar provides a wonderful opportunity for participants to meet and share ideas with other secondary mathematics educators in making better use of Google Classroom, Google Tools and Apps to enhance their math programs.

Make the Best Use of Your Time
Our goal is to make the best use of your time during the seminar while providing you with the greatest variety of practical technology applications for your classroom. To accomplish this goal, Tinashe will use a large screen multimedia projection system to demonstrate specific apps, tools and projects throughout the day. You are welcome to bring a fully charged laptop with a Chrome browser installed or Chromebook computer, but it is not a requirement to attend. An iPad or an Android tablet will not provide access to the full range of Google and Chrome resources covered in the seminar. Your resource handbook and a specially created hyperdoc will support your individual hands-on exploration of the ideas and resources presented during the seminar when you return to your school.

Consultation Available
Tinashe Blanchet will be available at the seminar for consultation regarding your questions and the unique needs of your own mathematics programs.

Semester Credit Option
Brandman University Logo Up to four Graduate level professional development credit are available with an additional fee and completion of follow up practicum activities. Details for direct enrollment with Brandman University, part of the Chapman University system, will be available at this BER program.

Meet Inservice Requirements
At the end of the program, each attendee will receive a certificate of participation that may be used to verify hours of participation in meeting continuing education requirements.

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