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WEST Google Certified Teachers and Trainers Needed

posted Oct 24, 2011, 5:15 PM by Anne Dotson   [ updated Dec 5, 2011, 8:51 AM ]
Date Changed to April 21 and will be hosted at each ESD in the state of WA.  If you are in other areas and want to join us for this great day, please let us know. 
Puget Sound ESD is hosting a conference on November 19, 2011 called Just Google It! The advertised description is as follow:

Once just a way to find information on the Internet, Google now represents a rapidly-growing collection of valuable tools and resources that can enhance any classroom. This mini-conference will include sessions on how to use advanced search functions, tips and tricks for using Google Docs, Google Earth, Google Sketchup and more. 

The tentative agenda for this conference is:
8:30 – 9:00Welcome/Intro
9:10 - 10:10Breakouts #1
10:10 - 10:25Break
10:25 - 11:25Breakouts #2
11:25 - 12:25Lunch
12:25 - 1:25Breakouts #3
1:25 - 1:40Break
1:40 - 2:40Panel or Breakouts #4
2:40 - 3:00Closing, Clock Hrs, Drawing, Evaluation

We are seeking presenters for one-hour long breakout sessions. Some suggested topics might be:

Using Google Earth in the Classroom
Collaborative Writing with Google Docs
Innovative Ways of Using Google Forms
Demystifying Google Docs
Google Sites in Elementary Classrooms
Google Search: Search Like A Superhero
Google Maps
Spreadsheets Magic with Google Docs
Data Collection with Google Forms
Google Groups
Google Sketchup
Google Add-ons and Gadgets

We are offering presenters a $50 honorarium/breakout session as compensation for presenting, plus waiving the conference registration fee.

If you are interested, please complete the Google form found at 

You can also view which topics have already been proposed at

In early November we will let you know if your proposal has been accepted and give you further instructions.

We look forward to hearing from you!

Janet Hinrichs
Anne Anderson
Conn McQuinn

Technology Services
1-800-664-4549, x7930 (in WA State only)
800 Oakesdale Ave. SW
Renton, WA  98057-5221