Google Educator Groups, or GEGs, provide a platform for educators to collaborate with one another, allowing them to pick up new creative ideas from one another, and to help each other best meet the needs of their students with Google solutions. GEG activities take place both online and offline. Online GEGs provide a space for educators to discuss together and learn about one another through Google+; offline, locally run events and workshops are a way to learn and share face to face. Anyone is very welcome to join GEG. You may be a principal, a school administrator, a professor, a student, or just someone interested in using Google products to help people learn. Each group is organized by a local volunteer (GEG leader) and is entirely independent from Google, the corporation. Join GEG::Oregon to connect with others across the state and beyond! Learns more about GEGs here.
Professional Learning Opportunities
Oregon Summit 2017, Friday, Oct. 13
The OregonSummit is a low-cost, educator-led day of learning, sharing, and fun. The focus is Google Apps for Education, a suite of tools that encourages collaboration, sharing, and mobility.
2017 Fall SuperQuest Conference, Saturday, Oct. 14
SuperQuest trains, prepares and empowers educators with the skills and classroom tools necessary to implement hands-on technology learning directly into their classrooms or after school programs. SuperQuest is affordable and available year round throughout many locations in Oregon. In 2017, workshops will be offered at 12 state-wide sites for a cumulative total of 30 days of professional development opportunities.
Designing for Playful Learning Institute, Oct. 28-29
Come out on Oct. 28-29 for the “Designing for Playful Learning” Institute for Innovation in Education Gathering. Located on the campus of St. Mary’s Academy, this Gathering is shaping up to be an incredible professional development experience for participants from all backgrounds and professions. Oregon teachers can receive up to 12 PDUs for attending.
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Virtual Office Hours
This year, I'll be holding virtual office hours on the third Friday of each month from 4-4:30pm. If you have education technology-related questions, would like to have a conversation or get feedback, please join me in my WebEx meeting room. I'll send out reminders, so just click the link at the scheduled time!
Questions or comments? Contact Melissa Lim, firstname.lastname@example.org.