G Suite for Education is a powerful suite of online applications that enable twenty-first century productivity, sharing and collaboration. Readily available to all teachers and students in NSW Department of Education schools, now is an excellent time to become familiar with these apps and explore how they can best be used to enhance learning in your classroom. This course is intended for beginners with little or no experience in using Google Apps for Education.

During the course, participants will explore the most common applications - including Docs, Sheets, Slides and Drive - in a supportive online environment where beginner-level skills are consolidated through scaffolded learning sequences . Activities include the use of Google Docs to scaffold brainstorming and collaborative writing, Google Sheets for recording, sharing, interpreting and visualising simple datasets, Google Slides for media-rich class presentations and Google Drive for storing, organising and sharing data in the cloud. Participants examine and build upon examples of best practice across a range of Stages and KLAs. 

Course completion involves:

  • review of course materials, including reading material, videos and how-to guides (1.5 hours)
  • successful completion of three short scaffolded learning tasks (3 hours);
  • designed lesson plan using one or more of the G Suite tools (3 hours);
  • sharing of the lesson plan to an online community & interact with other teachers (1.5 hours); and
  • completion of a personal reflection piece and a course questionnaire (1 hour). 

The course contributes 10 total hours of non-registered professional learning. 

Only teachers who work in Connected Communities Schools can enrol in this course.

This course follows on from Project Based Learning - Getting Started. This course enables you to refine the design of the PBL unit you started in the face-to-face component of this course.

This course is an initiative for the Connected Communities strategy. It will contribute 3 hours registered professional development in total for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient.

Only teachers who work in Connected Communities Schools can enrol in this course.

This course follows on from Project Based Learning - Refining Project Design. It introduces you to different ways of providing feedback to students as part of formative assessment.

This course is an initiative for the Connected Communities strategy. It will contribute 3 hours registered professional development in total for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient.

Only teachers who work in Connected Communities Schools can enrol in this course.

This course follows on from Project Based Learning - Formative Assessment and Feedback It supports you to implement activities to enable students to work productively with each other and to create a respectful and inclusive classroom culture.

This course is an initiative for the Connected Communities strategy. It will contribute 3 hours registered professional development in total for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient.

Only teachers who work in Connected Communities Schools can enrol in this course.

This course follows on from Project Based Learning - Collaboration. It focuses on how teacher questioning can be used as a strategy for formative assessment to check for student understanding in PBL.

This course is an initiative for the Connected Communities strategy. It will contribute 3 hours registered professional development in total for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient.

Only teachers who work in Connected Communities Schools can enrol in this course.

This course follows on from Project Based Learning - Questionong. It focuses on evaluating the overall project based learning experience, including how it has developed students as self-regulated learners.

This course is an initiative for the Connected Communities strategy. It will contribute 3 hours registered professional development in total for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient.

This course explores pedagogies for embedding the online collaboration tools, Microsoft Office 365 and Google Apps for Education, in and out of the classroom to enhance collaborative practise. It will contribute 10 hours registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Proficient.

This course is for teachers who want to extend their role in online collaboration to include leadership within a faculty, school or schools network. It involves leading the collaborative development of learning resources and will contribute 6 hours of registered professional development for the maintenance of accreditation at Lead. Online collaboration - Day 1 is a prerequisite for Online collaboration - Day 2.