MaryEllen West is a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Innovator, speaker, technology consultant, and staff development facilitator who holds an EdS in Educational Leadership. She works as a district Instructional Technology Coach in Gwinnett County Public Schools supporting technology coordinators across the district’s 141 schools. First as a teacher and now as an instructional coach and speaker, she has spent her career focused on transforming and innovating education. She has trained educators across the country in workshops, professional development sessions, and conferences including ISTE and many more. Her passion is empowering and inspiring students and educators to take initiative and be change agents. Follow her on Twitter: @maryelenderwest 

Mom. Educator.  Innovator. Technology Lover. Speaker.

Check out the sessions Mary Ellen West will present at GaETC and repeat at GaETC Connect

Say What??? Things You Didn’t Know G Suite Could Do

Between the frequent updates to G Suite and the vast array of tools, there is so much to keep up with. Learn the coolest tricks, strangest treats, and most powerful recent updates to G Suite for Education. We will discuss recent and upcoming updates relevant to educators, along with uncovering some of the functions not many people know exist. You are sure to have an “ah ha” moment!

Gettin’ Geeky w/ Google Forms

Forms is well known for creating surveys and even quizzes, but the features available offer so much more. Explore advanced features of forms that allow you to differentiate learning, password protect your form, provide students with hints as they work, create digital breakouts, customize feedback, and more.

Taking Google Classroom to the Next Level during Distance Learning

In this session we will focus on the best ways to communicate and connect with students during distance learning using Google Classroom. We will discuss what ways to customize your settings, how you can stay connected with students using Google Meet for video conferencing, how to use questions for formative assessment/discussions/attendance, and how to up your game with videos and apps that integrate well with Classroom . 

Creating Interactive Assignments using Google Slides

Worksheets don’t work in the digital age. In this session we will learn how to use Google Slides to create interactive assignments for students. These will include fillables, drag and drop, and choice activities. We will cover how to keep students from making unwanted changes to your assignments, as well. These can be assigned quickly and easily using Google Classroom or can be sent to students using the specialized links.