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About Your Instructor – John Sowash

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Uniquely Qualified Instructor

John Sowash is an experienced educator and former school administrator who challenges educators to use technology to improve learning. As a top ranked Google Certified Trainer, John has been invited to speak around the world, inspiring educators to use technology to connect with and challenge students.

John is the author of Practical Ideas for Making Best Use of Google Classroom to Enhance Instruction (Grades 6-12), the comprehensive resource handbook you’ll receive at the seminar. Additional authorship credits include The Chromebook Classroom (2016), and The Ultimate Guide to Google Certifications (2018).

As an experienced high school teacher and school administrator, John understands the demands placed on classroom teachers and gears his presentations towards the most practical and useful tools that will strengthen student learning, engage students and streamline teachers.

What Your Colleagues Say About Your Presenter

John’s seminar has helped me to see the many ways I will be able to use Google Classroom as part of my teaching. It has provided me with a wealth of resources to get me started and use over time.”
– Tiffany R. Hathaway, Elementary Teacher

John gave me lots of ideas for how to integrate my new Chromebooks into my existing courses next year.”
– Steve Loth, Science/Technology Teacher

Many useful tips and tools I can use, explore and implement.”
– Sharleen Berg, Media Specialist

Excellent presenter! Lots of great information and helpful suggestions.”
– Stephanie Talalai, Technology Coordinator

John’s seminar is helpful and interesting. The presentation is straightforward and candid. John is personable, easy to understand, incredibly knowledgeable, and engaging. I will definitely pursue Google Tools in my classroom and for my own curricular work as well.”
– Jennifer Waldvogel, English Teacher

“John Sowash is an excellent presenter! He is knowledgeable and can field any question with an appropriate, well-thought-out answer.”
– Maureen E. Detty, Teacher

Just what I was hoping for! Great speaker who is informative and fun. Superb resource handbook. I feel more confident in using Google Classroom/Google Tools and can go back to my school as a resource while we transition to an all Google/Chromebook district.”
– Sara Byrne, Computer Teacher

“Excellent professional development opportunity. John highlights the important aspects of the Google products, leaving me excited to learn more about the products. I am looking forward to implementing Google in my classroom.”
– Jeff Chmielinsky, Teacher

I highly recommend John R. Sowash’s seminar to whomever wants to maximize Google Classroom Tools and Chromebooks in the classroom!”
– David Laben, Technology Teacher