Transform Your Classroom with Google Technology Tools

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:

Schedule & Fees

Courses – Enroll in One or More

Course Date Units Price
Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools [EDU-X718P] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $164
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$164
Online Self-Paced
Matthew Evans

This one-unit online self-paced course for K-12 educators allows for effective and efficient implementation to use with teaching and learning.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Google Tools for Collaborative Teaching [EDU-X772M] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 3 $489
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
3
$489
Online Self-Paced
Tiffani Brown

Learn how to incorporate Google education tools into your classroom to effectively collaborate with students and teachers in this online USD course.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Advanced Google Tools [EDU-X777L] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Matthew Evans

Advanced Google Tools is an online course for K-12 educators that promotes critical thinking and student engagement in the classroom

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Google Tools Curriculum Planning [EDU-X777O] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 1 $164
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
1
$164
Online Self-Paced
Matthew Evans

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.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Chromebooks in the Classroom [EDU-X781L] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Matthew Evans

Chromebooks in the Classroom is a two-unit online self-paced course for educators

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Supporting Learners with Google Classroom [EDU-X798O] Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled 2 $307
Start now, you have 180 days to complete this course once enrolled
2
$307
Online Self-Paced
Brent Enerva

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.

Once you have enrolled in your course, log in to your account to access the course Welcome Letter, which includes directions on how to access the Online Orientation and your online course.

Learning Method Information

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.

Online Self-Paced

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:

  • Module introduction that outlines what you can expect to learn in the module.
  • Required readings (textbook, articles, journals, websites, etc.) and presentations (audio and/or video).
  • Assignments (which may include: written assignments, quizzes, blogs, etc.) based on the readings and presentations.
  • Module conclusion to review the topics and what you should have learned.
  • Typically, there is a final project, paper, or exam due in the last module that culminates all of the topics covered in each of the learning modules. You’ll find that the design of the learning modules has a rhythm to help you manage your time in the course.

SERIES CURRICULUM

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.

  1. EDU-X718P Learning Readiness with Basic Google Tools: This course introduces educators to basic Google tools, allowing them to become more comfortable and confident to effectively and efficiently implement into their teaching practice.
  2. EDU-X772M Google Tools for Collaborative Teaching: Learn the basics of some of the top Google tools, while designing lessons and units for students aligned with Common Core State Standards and International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Standards.
  3. EDU-X777L Advanced Google Tools: This course will take a more in-depth look at the Google for Teachers applications, giving educators more tools to utilize in their classroom.
  4. EDU-X777O Google Tools Curriculum Planning: Educators will put their new skills to use by creating a real curriculum that employs Google tools.
  5. EDU-X781L Chromebooks in the Classroom: Learn how to maximize the use of Chromebooks in the classroom, including the use of Google Apps for Education.
  6. EDU-X798O Supporting Learners with Google Classroom: Learn the latest best practices for Google Classroom, including partnering Classroom with Drive, organizing classes, maximizing collaborative tools, using the gradebook and using the parent communication feature.

What You Will Learn

Participants in the USD Google for Teachers series can expect the following benefits:

Who Should Attend

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.

Benefits of USD’s GOOGLE FOR TEACHERS Series

Participants in the remote teaching strategies series can expect the following benefits:

Instructors

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.

Careers Outlook

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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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I design a classroom for students with special needs?

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.

How can I design my classroom on a budget?

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.

What if I need help enrolling in a course, or I need more information on a course?

If you experience issues enrolling, or have questions, complete our Contact Us Form or call our Enrollment and Student Services team between 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM (PST), M-F, at (619) 260-4585 or toll free at (888) 321-6658.

How do I request an Official Transcript?

Transcripts can be ordered online via your student account. For more detailed information, please visit the Student Transcript Request Page

What type of credit am I earning?

The credit earned is considered Graduate Level Extension Credit, in semester hours (1 semester hour= 15 contact hours). The credit earned is usually used for salary advancement, credential renewing and/or recertification. Graduate Level Extension credit is not usually transferrable towards a degree. Prior district approval is highly recommended and the responsibility of the student if using the units towards salary advancement, credential renewing and/or recertification.

I need more time to finish my Self-Paced course, what do I do?

Independent Study Self-Paced courses – USD allows 9 months from the date of registration to complete an independent study formatted course and submit all completed course work for evaluation.

Online Self-Paced courses – USD allows 6 months from the date of registration to complete an online self-paced formatted course and submit all assignments for evaluation within this period

If you need additional time and would like to make an extension request, contact us prior to your upcoming deadline at continuinged@sandiego.edu or call between 8:30AM – 5:00PM (PST), M-F, at (619)260-4585 or toll free at (888)321-6658 for a one-time extension. If an extension is granted, it is final.

Classroom, Online Fixed-Date, and Credit Validation formatted courses do not allow for any additional time to complete assignments.

Where can I get directions to my course classroom?

The address for classroom courses are provided at the section level detail on the course page. Once you know the address, we recommend you use Google Maps. Otherwise please contact the ESS during business hours of 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM (PST), M-F, at (619) 260-4585 or toll free at (888) 321-6658.

What are your registration/drop/refund policies?

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How can I receive a receipt for tax purposes?

A payment confirmation is automatically sent via email once you have registered and paid for a course through the website, please save these receipts for tax purposes. In addition, you can access receipts in your Student Account, Account History.

Can I be notified when a course section opens for enrollment?

Yes, on the course page, click on Request Information and you will be notified by email when enrollment is open for the course or you can complete the Course Inquiry form

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