by Christine Quong
This past PD Day I signed up for Google Education on Air. It was a free PD event which happened to fall on our PD day and then the next day which was Saturday. This was a perfect opportunity for me to hear from several educators who I follow on Twitter or read their blogs. Not only was this a free PD opportunity that I could join in on from the office, it was also interactive. While the sessions were live, you could post questions in the chat or follow the hashtag (#GoogleEduOnAir) on Twitter and connect with the other educators who were watching too. I had to step out for a meeting in the afternoon and Saturday I had a family BBQ to attend, but guess what? All the sessions were recorded for on-demand playback and links to resources are available so I can go back and look at these resources when I have time. I look forward to going back and watching Kasey Bell's session The best of both worlds: Google Apps for the iPad! and Jennie Magiera's session Moving beyond Genius Hour: empowering students all day. There was a wide range of sessions with various perspectives, topics and audiences in mind. Day 1 was more big picture ideas and keynotes. There were more sessions offered on Day 2 and these sessions were more practical in nature. If you did not have a chance to participate go check out the resources by clicking the picture below.
This blog and resources website has been developed through the work of various AISI coaches in PHRD. The lead collaborative teachers for the 2015/2016 school year, Cheryl Frose, Christine Quong and Tammy Tkachuk will continue to update this site. If you have resources you would like to share or would like to contribute to the blog, please contact us.
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