How PD Should Be… Go Slow

Upcoming Workshops

3/4 More Tips and Tricks with Google Classroom
3/25 Introduction to Coding with Google Apps Script
4/8 Introduction to the New Google Classroom

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Review the list of workshops below. Please use the “Buy Now” button for each workshop to purchase a la carte at $49 per workshop. Some workshops are only for subscription members and are indicated as such. Workshops can be joined late. Continuing education credits are available for an additional fee. Click here for more information on obtaining units for the workshops. 

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CURRENT GO SLOW WORKSHOPS – $49

Teaching with Google Sheets for Newbies

6 weeks of things you can do with Google Sheets spreadsheets as a teacher. This workshop is for educators who are new to using Google Sheets. Every subject area (even Kindergarten) should be using spreadsheets. Teachers especially need to use spreadsheets to manage their rosters, data and teacher stuff they have to do. Don’t be afraid of spreadsheets, they are awesome. Remember… “The answer is always a spreadsheet.” Even if you’re not new to spreadsheets I feel confident I have some tricks you did not know.

Feb 11 – Mar 23

MORE Tips and Tricks with Google Classroom

For Google Classroom users. This is based on my Tips and Tricks presentation. Every day you will be presented with a new tip or hack to try with Google Classroom.

March 4 – April 13th

FREE FREE FREE: Google has a teacher training center on how to use Google Classroom. These are videos created by teachers. Click here. Also check out my video playlist (and blog posts) of free videos on the new Google Classroom at alicekeeler.com/googleclassroom

Tips and Tricks for Google Classroom

For Google Classroom users. This is based on my Tips and Tricks presentation. Every day you will be presented with a new tip or hack to try with Google Classroom.

January 7 – February 16th

Google Forms Basics

Google Forms is the best thing since sliced bread. This workshop will get you started with using Google Forms. The focus on this workshop is for teachers and teaching applications.

January 14 – February 23rd

6 Ways to Use Google Slides

I use do not use Google Slides to give information but rather to GET information! In this 6 week workshop we will explore each week a way to use Google Slides as a collaboration tool designed for interaction.

Feb 25 – April 6

UPCOMING WORKSHOPS

Intro to Google Classroom

Google Classroom is coming out with some design updates for the fall. This workshop will take place in the new Google Classroom beta. Expect the interface to update several times over the course of the workshop. Interact and explore Google Classroom with me.

TBD

Google Classroom Basics (101)

If you are brand new to Google Classroom this online workshop is intended to give you experience using Google Classroom as a student. This will be extremely helpful as you navigate Google Classroom with your students. Going digital is NOT about putting all your stuff online, it is about taking advantage of how to improve interactions and improve learning with students. This workshop will introduce you to some of the basics in Google Classroom and how to interact with your students, not how to be paperless.

Next Steps with Google Classroom (102)

This 6 week workshop is for users of Google Classroom who know the basics of creating a class and assignments in Google Classroom. This workshop provides the next steps for how to use Google Classroom to improve interacting with students and other assignment types that Google Classroom makes possible. You will practice assignment types (not subject specific) and then do an assignment like that with your students!!

Intro to Coding

Did you know you can make Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, Forms, etc… EVEN BETTER?! You just have to know how to code it. Google Apps Script is based on JavaScript. In this workshop you will learn some basics of JavaScript and Google Apps Script and apply it to Google Docs. This workshop is intended to expose you to the fact that you CAN CODE, you can code Google Docs, Sheets, Slides, and Forms, and it is way easier than you think it is! This will get you started in your journey for coding. The applications in this workshop are for teachers to learn how to teach with G Suite more efficiently. This is not intended as a workshop to teach you to teach your students. This is for YOU!

Keep Going with Next Steps (103)

This 6 week workshop allows you to keep going in the Next Steps with Google Classroom workshop. The third workshop in the Google Classroom series. You do NOT need to have taken the Next Steps with Google Classroom Go Slow workshop to enroll in the Keep Going.

Very Intro to Coding Google Apps Script

This workshop assumes you know nothing about coding. Since it is only 6 weeks with just a little each week we will NOT get very far. This is really intended to give you a basic idea of what Google Apps Script is and to gain some confidence that YOU CAN DO THIS.

CAUTION: Alice can NOT review or debug your code. Part of the fun of coding is figuring out why it didn’t work. Please do not expect to share your code and ask “why is this not working.”

March 25th – May 4th

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More Coding Google Apps Script

This workshop assumes you know a little about Google Apps Script. Specifically this is the follow up to the Go Slow workshop “Very Intro to Coding Google Apps script.”

CAUTION: Alice can NOT review or debug your code. Part of the fun of coding is figuring out why it didn’t work. Please do not expect to share your code and ask “why is this not working.”

TBD

Teaching with Alice Keeler Chrome Extensions

Chrome users (does not work on iPad’s) can use Chrome extensions to increase efficiency. In this workshop you will learn tips for using Alice Keeler Chrome extensions for teaching. Specific activity ideas will be shared and you will practice these with your students.

TBD

More Coding Google Apps Script

This workshop assumes you know a little about Google Apps Script. Specifically this is the follow up to the Go Slow workshop “Very Intro to Coding Google Apps script.”

CAUTION: Alice can NOT review or debug your code. Part of the fun of coding is figuring out why it didn’t work. Please do not expect to share your code and ask “why is this not working.”

TBD

More Teaching with Google Sheets (2)

Another 6 week workshop to keep going with how you can use Google Sheets to teach.

6 Google Sheets Activities with Students

Spreadsheets are an important skill for students to use in the 21st century. Every manager I know uses spreadsheets. Do not be afraid! You can have students do easy activities with Google Sheets and help them to not be afraid of this amazing tool! What can you NOT do in a spreadsheet is the question (an essay… I’ll give you that.)

TBD

Using EquatIO for Math and Science

Math teachers rejoice! EquatIO allows you to add mathematical symbols and more into Google Apps as well as using EquatIO mathspace to have students create an open canvas for showing their mathematical thinking. This 6 week workshop is led by John McGowan from texthelp and creator of Gmath and EquatIO. Equatio is free for teachers. texthelp.com/freeforteachers Learn how to use different features of EquatIO and try it out in your own classroom.

Collaborative Activities Using G Suite

This 6 week workshop is for users of G Suite who want to learn some activity ideas to use with students that take advantage of the collaborative features of G Suite.

Note: For this workshop you will sign up for a Collaborative Learning Group where your group will pick a time each week to do a quick collaboration.

More Collaborative Activities Using G Suite

Another 6 weeks of collaborative activities you can do with your students using G Suite. You do NOT need to take the first Go Slow Collaborative Activities with G Suite workshop to sign up for this one.

Note: For this workshop you will sign up for a Collaborative Learning Group where your group will pick a time each week to do a quick collaboration.

Increasing DOK with G Suite

Depth of Knowledge (DOK) is how much critical thinking the students are doing. The majority of assignments we have been doing for the last 20 years are DOK 1. How can we increase the DOK when we are G Suite users? This 4 week workshop gets you started thinking about how to get the DOK up using G Suite tools.

Note: This workshop is only available to subscription members.

Developing Mathematical Reasoning Through Sustained Conversations

Does Google Classroom make learning math better? This workshop provides you with the directions and rationale behind conducing mathematical conversations with students using the Private Comments in Google Classroom.

You will experience this style of mathematical conversation in the workshop. Information will be provided to explain what you’re doing along with tips on how to do it with your students.

Alice Keeler Add-on Scripts Part 1

Alice codes things! Lots of things. This workshop covers 6 of the Add-on scripts Alice has coded. The scripts make teaching tasks easier, more engaging, or improve feedback workflows. They are Add-ons for Sheets, Slides, and Docs.

Note: This workshop is only available to subscription members.

TBD

Go Slow for the Holidays

When the holidays hit we need to wind down! The Go Slow for the holidays workshops are intended to really go slow. It is assumed you do not have access to students during the holidays thus activities are more about personal growth than trying things out with students. Activities are based on participant request.

Note: This workshop is only available to subscription members.

TBD

MORE TO COME

Additional Go Slow workshops will be added.

PARTICIPANT QUOTES

“This is the BEST PD I’ve participated in in a long time!”

-Stefanie Long (Intro to Google Classroom)

“Do this! It changed me as a teacher and initiated a new way of thinking about using Google Classroom!”

-Kim Marchal (Next Steps with Google Classroom)

“A MUST attend for anyone who wants to use GAFE efficiently and make sure students are engaged at the same time!

Worth every penny!”

-Stephanie White (Next Steps with Google Classroom)

“Alice Keeler’s online workshops are transformative! Under her amazing expertise & enthusiasm, I have learned innovative ways to use Google Classroom to make student learning more collaborative, student centered, & focused on making all of our students’ thinking visible. The resources, activities, & tips she has shared with us have been life changing! We have learned the power of Teacher & Peer Feedback through Google Apps, and how easy it is to provide immediate feedback so that the focus is on the student learning process. Alice has navigated us through what’s possible when student voice & choice is front and center of a learning community and the endless possibilities when student are empowered to choose how to demonstrate their learning.”

-Noemi Reyes (Next Steps with Google Classroom)

“DON’T CHANGE A THING! This has truly been one of the most useful and enjoyable professional developments I have participated in. The go-slow model is excellent for busy teachers with kids, etc. I can’t wait until next year to really dive deeper with my students. Thank you so much.”

-Jeff Ingle (EquatIO Workshop)

“They are so informative! I was never left with questions! Keeler had thought through every misconception and had great visuals to get you through!”

-Erin Fink (Next Steps with Google Classroom)

“Challenging, fun–I learned something every week that made me think, ‘I wish I’d known that last fall!'”

-Anne McCormack (Next Steps with Google Classroom)

“Go Slow is the best way to try professional Development. Having homework to try lessons out on your class is hands on practice with the tools you already have and sharpening your skills to meet the needs of todays learners.”

-Clint Trowbridge (Next Steps with Google Classroom)

“I definitely recommend taking the course as the applications fit all courses, grade levels, and technology skill levels.”

-Donald McRoy