Google summit to train teachers on use of apps in school district

On Tuesday, Aug. 11, and Wednesday, Aug. 12, PYLUSD will host nearly 200 teachers in an effort to incorporate and utilize more cutting-edge technology in the classroom.

This Google Apps for Education (GAFE) summit will be facilitated by EdTechTeam. PYLUSD is a Google district; therefore, many of the tools shared at the event will be Google apps.

At the heart of the seminar will be a new “Bring Your Own Device” initiative that PYLUSD is implementing across all 34 schools and at all grade levels — kindergarten through the 12th grade. This plan will enable students to use their personal smart device for educational purposes.

The two-day session will be held at El Dorado High School in Placentia, and will run from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. both days. Each day will start with a large group presentation, and end with a fun wrap-up session. In between, hundreds of educators will have a choice of five different sessions to attend every hour.

This training supports the district’s goals of maximizing student collaboration, improving communication, inspiring creativity, cultivating critical thinking and expanding learning beyond the classroom setting.

Based in Irvine, EdTechTeam ( is responsible for inspiring educators via hundreds of educational summits all over the world.

Follow the summit on Twitter by using the hashtag #gafesummit.

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