Our Google for Teachers courses help teachers learn how to use the extremely popular tools offered through the tech giant’s Google for Education (or G Suite for Education) program. Now, more than ever, educators are utilizing technology to facilitate and maximize learning for their students. In this series, educators of all levels of experience will gain the knowledge and confidence they need to implement the latest Google programs into their classroom. Through our Google for Teachers coursework, educators will learn how to maximize Google’s Suite of free productivity tools to allow for:
This one-unit online self-paced course for K-12 educators allows for effective and efficient implementation to use with teaching and learning.
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Learn how to incorporate Google education tools into your classroom to effectively collaborate with students and teachers in this online USD course.
Advanced Google Tools is an online course for K-12 educators that promotes critical thinking and student engagement in the classroom
This course is a follow-up online course to USD’s Google Tools courses, EDU-X772M and or EDU-X777L where you will plan for curriculum and or create a professional development presentation for colleagues using Google tools learned in previous courses.
Chromebooks in the Classroom is a two-unit online self-paced course for educators
This Google Classroom training course covers the basics of how to navigate Google Classroom and maximize its impact when working with learners in any K-12 setting.
Courses offer a convenient, yet rigorous style of learning that allows you to structure your education to suit your schedule while keeping you on pace toward achieving your educational.
Our online self-paced courses are similar to online fixed-date courses, but are designed to give you a six-month period from time of enrollment to complete all assignments. Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous, meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. Your instructor will provide feedback via written responses on your assignments and exams. Grades are based on completed projects, assignments and exams.
How is the self-paced course structured? Like fixed-date courses, online self-paced courses are asynchronous meaning that you can work on your assignments anytime; the difference being there are no assigned due dates in self-paced courses. The content is divided into learning modules. Each module will cover one or more topics. Within each of the learning modules, you can expect the following components:
This series consists of six online self-paced courses that cover a wide range of topics within the Google for Education universe. You can take one course or enroll in multiple courses depending on your need and interests. Through these courses, participants will advance their teaching skills, content knowledge and promote learning for themselves and their students. Some of the courses in this series build upon each other, but as everyone has different levels of experience and knowledge of Google, the series allows for each participant to gauge what their needs are.
Participants in the USD Google for Teachers series can expect the following benefits:
These courses are for K-12 educators (but can also be applicable to community college instructors), who want to incorporate technology into their teaching practice to transform their classroom and increase student engagement and motivation.
Participants in the remote teaching strategies series can expect the following benefits:
Professional development courses offered by the University of San Diego’s Division of Professional & Continuing Education are taught by faculty that possess a depth and breadth of academic and real-world professional experience.
Employment opportunities in the education field are expected to grow by almost 1 million new jobs by 2030 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS). With so many new and emerging opportunities, schools are going to have to compete heavily to attract and retain the most talented educators.
This makes furthering your education and diversifying your business skillset all the more important. With expertise in a wide variety of business concepts, you will not only be well suited for many job roles, you will also be in demand by the employer of your choosing.
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“Special needs” encompasses such a wide range of student abilities and challenges that no one space can accommodate all physical or behavioral needs. The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) states that all public school classrooms must be ADA compliant, meaning that they must be accessible to wheelchair users and that teachers must make reasonable accommodations when it comes to technology tools. In general, best practices for classroom design apply to students of all abilities, such as minimizing distractions, making the space safe and comfortable, ensuring every student has access to the tools they need, and that the layout supports both independent and collaborative work.
Designing or redesigning your classroom does not require expensive materials or upgrades. Big box stores like Walmart and Target sell attractive, affordable classroom organization solutions, and Pinterest features hundreds of thousands of ideas for designing a classroom on a budget.
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