OCDE to host summit aimed at providing teachers with skills to improve technology in classrooms

Educators hoping to learn how to better incorporate technology into daily lessons while also improving their skills can attend Orange County Department of Education’s EdTechTeam Summit later this month.

The two-day event on April 28 and 29, held at the OCDE campus at 200 Kalmus Drive in Costa Mesa, will include sessions titled “Learning to Drive: A Beginners Guide to the G Suite for Education,” “Google Classroom Introduction and Best Practices,” “Personalize your YouTube Channel for Personalized Learning,” and “Google Apps and the iPad – Workflow and Creativity.”

edtechtteam logo“The summit is a great local opportunity for educators to network with one another while learning how to better use educational technology tools and resources to engage their students in meaningful content learning,” said Holly Steele, STEM administrator at OCDE.

She added that given significant and ongoing district commitments to implementing new programs focused on the use of educational technology, schools have seen a great need for professional learning opportunities for teachers and administrators.

The summit is open to all K-12 educators, administrators, and support staff from throughout the region, including those from outside Orange County. Most of the speakers and session leaders are Google Certified Teachers, Google Education Trainers and Google Innovators.

The registration fee is $349 per person, with discounts available for groups of five or more. To register and learn more, visit https://events.edtechteam.com/oc2018/103694.