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The 2024 Bluum/Google for Education Sponsored LIVE Education Workshop

Learn About: Artificial Intelligence ALL facets of interactive classroom boards Student Chromebooks Emerging Technologies in Education Google Docs Slides Sheets for Collaboration AND MUCH MORE!

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The 2024 Bluum/Google for Education Sponsored LIVE Education Workshop
The 2024 Bluum/Google for Education Sponsored LIVE Education Workshop

Time & Location

Mar 23, 2024, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Las Vegas, 610 Crossbridge Dr, Las Vegas, NV 89138, USA

Guests

About the Event

The 2024 Bluum/Google LIVE Education Workshop

BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED!

Learn About:

Artificial Intelligence

ALL facets of interactive classroom boards

Student Chromebooks

Emerging Technologies in Education

Google Docs

Slides

Sheets for Collaboration

AND MUCH MORE! SEE FULL LINEUP BELOW!

Saturday, March 23, 2024

8:00 AM - 4:30 PM

$25 SUPPORT-STAFF / NON-LICENSED

$50 NASA MEMBERS

$75 NON-NASA MEMBERS

Location:

Doral Academy Middle School, Red Rock:

610 Crossbridge Drive

Las Vegas, Nevada 89138

Anne Nash

Google Education team

&

Board of Directors for the Ada S. McKinley Community Services

Keynote Description:

Google for Education will kick off the event with a short keynote highlighting the impact of AI in education and how, through our research & collaboration with educators, we view its opportunity and impact in K12 students' academic achievement.

Emily Cook

Vice President, Education Services

Keynote Description:

The huge influx of educational technology over the last 4 years has left many educators wondering “is it really working?” This isn’t a question of if the technology is functional, but rather whether it’s effectively improving learning for students. We’ll share a research-based framework that provides actionable insights for teachers and administrators in order to transform learning in every classroom and better ensure student achievement gains.

Breakouts:

From Novice to Ninja: A deep dive into Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets for Collaboration and Personal Learning.

Tracee Keough

This session would demonstrate some basic and more advanced features that are available within Google Docs, Slides, and Sheets to save teachers time and provide ideas of ways to incorporate these into the classroom to better support student outcomes.

Social Engineering & Data Security

Katie Ritter

Join us for an interactive professional development session focused on better understanding and combating social engineering in the digital age. We'll explore how K-12 educators can spot phishing scams, understand the tricks of social engineering, and equip themselves with healthy digital habits that will help protect them and their students. No matter your level of experience with technology, this session has something for everyone - join us to become cyber-savvy in today's interconnected world!

Canvas & Google Assignments

Shelsea Greenleaf

Powerful on their own, but even better together... Canvas and Google Assignments are a true dynamic duo! Google Assignments makes setting up, collecting and grading assignments a breeze all within the LMS you're already familiar with - Canvas. The seamless integration will streamline your workflow, give students ownership over their work and make assignments more collaborative overall. So join us to harness the full potential of these two tools for more effective teaching and learning.

Using Student Chromebooks with Newline Panels

Niki Smith

Looking to bring your Newline panel and student devices together in engaging ways? In this session participants will learn how to integrate student devices with front of room displays to create engagement and interaction. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in games and activities that can be used in the classroom to improve student learning.

From Learning to Doing: An Interactive Sandbox session

Jordan Petri

Utilize this time to apply the knowledge and learning from the day to start creating, connecting, and engaging in the future of your classroom. A Google Certified Trainer & Coach will be in the room to continue to guide conversations and answer questions as you process the material and immerse yourself in creating lesson materials that will best engage students.

Reducing Barriers with Digital Accessibility

Tracee Keough

Students need to feel empowered to learn in any classroom space. Understanding the accessibility tools that are available to all learners through Chromebooks and Google tools will enable educators to better support the diverse learners that walk through their classroom walls. Join this session to find ways to impact learning in your classroom with the help of the device in hand or the Google tools you are using.

Harness the Power of AI

Katie Ritter

Getting started with AI can feel overwhelming with everything else on your plate as an educator. But, with some quick tips, background information, and some dos & don’ts guidelines, you can turn AI into your own personal teaching assistant, saving you hours! Join us to get started using AI with free tools like Bard.

From Learning to Doing: An Interactive Sandbox session

Shelsea GreenLeaf

Utilize this time to apply the knowledge and learning from the day to start creating, connecting, and engaging in the future of your classroom. A Google Certified Trainer & Coach will be in the room to continue to guide conversations and answer questions as you process the material and immerse yourself in creating lesson materials.

Google Tools for Elementary Classrooms

Jordan Petri

This PD session will explore how Google tools can make learning more collaborative and engaging in elementary classrooms. We'll cover practical uses of Google Docs, Slides, and more to foster student interaction, creativity, and student-centered learning.

Get to Know Newline Engage Cloud

Niki Smith

Explore Newline’s interactive whiteboard that can be accessed from any device and allows teachers to share individual whiteboards with students and monitor their progress in real time.

BIOGRAPHIES:

Emily Cook

Vice President, Education Services

Emily Cook is committed to leveraging educational technology to improving learning for all students. She started her career as an elementary teacher in public and private education environments where she developed student-centered and cooperative learning experiences to increase student engagement. Over the course of her career she had the opportunity to develop strategies to measure and improve intervention and enrichment programs for students K-5 as well as facilitate professional learning opportunities for teachers. In 2018, Emily began her role with Bluum as a STEM category manager where she worked with school districts across the country to strategically plan for engaging, sustainable learning environments to integrate STEM education and teacher professional development. Today, Emily is the Vice President of Education Services for Bluum. She leads a team of Education leaders, coaches, and consultants to provide advisory support to districts of all sizes throughout the USA. Emily holds a Master of Science in Educational Administration from National University, a multiple subject teaching credential from California State University at San Marcos, and a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology and Communications from the University of California at Davis.

Shelsea Greenleaf is a middle school teacher out of Phoenix, Arizona. With 12 years of experience in the classroom, she has also held many leadership roles where she designed and facilitated professional development based on school needs. She has a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education with certifications in ESL, and Middle Grades Social Studies and is a Google Certified Educator.

Tracee Keough is an Instructional Design Coach at Forward Edge in Cincinnati, Ohio. She supports teachers, students, and administration in a local school district as well as supporting other school districts through professional development training through engaging hands on content. Tracee is a Google certified educator, trainer and coach and has a masters in Educational Technology K-12. Prior to her time as a coach, she worked as an elementary and middle school teacher for several years in Arizona.

Anne Nash has supported K12 school districts, leaders, and educators on the Google for Education team since 2016, and has been with Google since 2012. On the Education team, she dedicates 20% of her time to serving as her team's Accessibility subject matter expert. Before working in Education, Anne program-managed an internal professional development program for Googlers around the world and also led Google’s relationships with marketing agencies and Fortune 100 companies. Anne has degrees in psychology and international studies from Northwestern University.

Terra Norine

Senior Vice President, Sales

Having graduated with a Master’s in Adult Education and Training and a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, Terra went to work in a technical space within the Department of Defense as the only woman in her division. As the first in her family to graduate college, Terra is a vocal advocate for women in technology, providing equity in the classroom and elevating student engagement. Formerly the Vice President of Sales Enablement and Director of STEM, Terra is driven to help educators adopt emerging technologies such as virtual reality, augmented reality, robotics and digital fabrication to enrich STEM and STEAM programs. After joining Bluum in 2016, Terra implemented its new CRM and sales portal but is most passionate about launching her Training Sales Methodology Program, which is another way Bluum differentiates itself in the marketplace.

Outside of Google, Anne currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Ada S. McKinley Community Services, an organization that has served Chicagoans since 1919 and was Leadership Greater Chicago Signature Fellow in 2022.

Jordan Petri is an Instructional Design Coach at Forward Edge and a Google Certified Educator. She supports teachers, administrators, and students within public school districts in Cincinnati, Ohio as they use educational technology to create engaging, personalized, and inclusive learning. Prior to becoming a coach, Jordan earned her degree in Early Childhood Education and worked as an elementary classroom teacher for several years.

Dr. Katie Ritter is the Chief Learning Officer at Forward Edge. Katie was named one of the Top 100 Influencers in Edtech in 2023, and a finalist in the Visionary category for The EdTech Leadership Awards in 2023. Katie oversees the Curriculum & Integration department at Forward Edge, and is also the creator of Edge•U Badges. She has served on several leadership teams including President of ISTE’s Edtech Coaching PLN and as a Future Ready Schools Instructional Coaches Thought Leader, and she is a Google Certified Innovator, Coach, and Trainer. She is a former instructional coach and high school educator.

Niki Smith

Instructional Design Coach at Bluum

Niki was a teacher for 24 years prior to joining the Professional Development team at Bluum. She taught a variety of grade levels and content areas throughout her teaching career including: 3rd grade, 5th grade, 6th grade, 9th grade ELA, 11th grade ELA, Student Council, Yearbook, Gifted, Inclusion, and she even taught P.E. one year. Niki loved using technology in the classroom to increase engagement and to prepare students for life after school. She was named Teacher of the Year in 2015. She is currently licensed in secondary ELA with a reading endorsement. Niki is also a Level 1 and 2 certified Google Educator. Since joining Bluum, Niki has worked to help teachers implement a variety of ed tech tools in their classroom to increase engagement. She also provides teachers with resources they can immediately implement in their classrooms.

ALL are welcome, including anyone in a non-administrative position! NASA IS NOT A UNION. NASA is Nevada's PreK-12 Professional Development Organization for ALL Nevada Educators!

This workshop counts for salary advancement in Clark, Washoe and most Nevada School Districts!

&

In CCSD, those in non-administrative licensed positions may count this workshop for license renewal AND ALSO CU accrual - THOSE IN NON-ADMINISTRATIVE POSITIONS EARN BOTH!

(unlimited CUs in this category for those in non-administrative positions)

In CCSD, administrators and professional-technical administrators may count this workshop for license renewal OR hour accrual toward step-advancement - not both for administrators.

(maximum of 30 hours per year for administrators in this category)!

Washoe County participants will be required to also register for this course in "MyPGS" in order to receive in-service credit toward salary advancement.

Tickets

  • Support-Staff - Non-Licensed

    $25.00
    +$0.63 service fee
    Sale ended
  • NASA Member

    $50.00
    +$1.25 service fee
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  • Non-NASA Member

    $75.00
    +$1.88 service fee
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Total

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