GUHSD Google Ninja Program


Google Apps for Education has infiltrated our classrooms and our lives. Every student and teacher have vast amounts of power within their GUHSD Google Account. With over 3500 Chromebooks currently deployed and at least another 1500 coming next year, we have dramatically expanded the potential of what can be done in the classroom.

The GUHSD Google Ninja program empowers teachers to become masters of the Google domain. Through a series of discovery-based and hands-on workshops, participants will learn all aspects of the primary Google toolset and explore how their classroom can be transformed.

Topics include:
  • Getting the most out Calendar, Mail, and Sites
  • Google Classroom
  • Drive, Docs, and Slides in the Classroom
  • Advanced Forms and Spreadsheets
  • Add-ons in Docs and Spreadsheets
  • Apps, Extensions, and the Chrome Web Store
  • Google +, Communities, and Hangouts
  • Innovative classroom practices
Teachers should apply if:
  • They are already comfortable using Google Drive and Docs
  • They are interested in expanding their use of Google Apps for Education in their classroom
  • They want to increase their Google skills to the Ninja level
  • They want a cool t-shirt
Expectations of participants:
  • Attend all of the workshops
  • If possible, attend the Google Apps for Education Summit
  • Expand the use of technology in your classroom
  • Share your journey with the other participants

Workshop Dates - Required
Tuesday, September 23
Wednesday, October 29
Tuesday, January 13

Google Apps for Education Summit - Optional
A $299 Conference (Click for more information) - INCLUDED - The District will pay for it.
Coronado High School
October 4 and 5

This program will also prepare participants to take the Google Certification exams to become a Google Educator. Click here for more information.

Teachers who complete the program may choose to be involved in any of the following:
  • Monitor the @GUHSDtech Google Plus Community and respond to questions as appropriate
  • Build resources for the @GUHSDtech Help and Resource Center (available in Fall 2014)
  • Present at or support technology professional development at a site and district-level
The professional activities will be paid for any of these activities done outside the contract time.
The Basics:

Fall 2014 Limited to
25 Participants

Applications Due
by June 20
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