PD Credit

An optional University of Idaho professional development credit is available to attendees who register for credit and complete a follow-up assignment. This single credit is provided at a discounted cost of $60, and scholarships are available to University of Idaho alumni and students.

Course Instructors Royce Kimmons
Cassidy Hall
Department Curriculum & Instruction
Credit Hours 1
Cost $60 (Idaho teachers)
free (UI alumni and students)
Grading Format Pass/Fail
Course Semester Spring 2015
Final Day to Submit Assignments Saturday, May 23, 2015

Syllabus

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Course Syllabus

Registration Forms

Undergraduate Graduate

Assignments

To receive PD credit for attendance at the event, participants must complete and submit each assignment listed below by the Final Day to Submit Assignments (listed in Course Details).

Assignments should be completed and submitted in the outlined order.

1. Event Reflection and Integration Plan

Write a 2-3 page reflection of your experience at the event and your plans for moving forward with integrating Google Tools into your teaching and learning. Be sure to answer the following questions:

  • Which sessions or speakers did you find most interesting and why?
  • Which Google Tools do you want to explore more and why?
  • Which Google Tools do you intend on using to support your teaching and why?
  • Which Google Tools do you believe would be useful to support your own lifelong learning and collaborations with colleagues?
  • What challenges do you foresee with integrating these ideas into your current context and how might you effectively address them?

Use the provided Google Docs template when writing this assignment. To use the template, open the link and choose File > Make a copy... (a Google account is required).

Open the Template

Once you have completed the assignment, share it with the following email address with comment or edit priveleges: courses-igafe@doceocenter.org. Sharing the document constitutes your submission; do not share the document until you have completed the assignment.

This assignment will be evaluated based on the following rubric:

Evaluation Rubric
CriterionUnacceptableAcceptable
Completeness The submission does not address all questions, does not provide sufficient detail, or is not three pages in length. The submission addresses all questions with sufficient detail and meets the minimum required length.
Organization The submission is disorganized, underdeveloped, or lacking in transitions. The submission has a clear organization, clear flow, and appropriate transitions.
Conventions The submission has many grammatical and/or spelling errors. The submission has few or no grammatical and spelling errors.
Content The submission provides a superficial account of festival events and/or lacks thoughtful ideas for integrating Google Tools to support teaching and learning. The submission provides a thoughtful account of festival events and ideas for meaningfully implementing Google Tools to support teaching and learning.

2. Integration Project

Building off of the ideas explored in your previous assignment, use a Google Tool to create and share an artifact of your choice that will be usable to you in the classroom and may be helpful for other teachers. Example projects might include the following:

  • A set of lesson plans that outline using one or more Google Tools to improve student learning in your content area;
  • A class website that provides students and parents with information on your classroom culture, assignments, announcements, and so forth;
  • A school or departmental website for sharing resources with the community;
  • A class or professional blog for sharing your work with others;
  • Another educationally valuable product that utilizes Google Tools.

This should be an original product (i.e. created specifically for this course assignment) and should reflect at least five hours of effort.

When complete, share or submit your project to the following email address: courses-igafe@doceocenter.org.

This assignment will be evaluated based on the following rubric:

Evaluation Rubric
CriterionUnacceptableAcceptable
Effort The product does not reflect significant effort on the part of the participant. The product reflects significant effort on the part of the participant.
Benefit The product does not have educational or administrative benefit for a teacher, classroom, school, department, etc. The product has clear educational or administrative benefit for a teacher, classroom, school, department, etc.
Conventions The product has many grammatical and/or spelling errors. The product has few or no grammatical and spelling errors.
Originality The product is not an original creation or was not created explicitly for this assignment. The product is an original creation.
Accessibility The product is not accessible to other educators. The product may be accessed and viewed by other educators.