Google - Education on Air

May 8 to May 9, 2015


Day 1- Leading for the future: Tune in from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. ET to hear speakers who will challenge us to innovate and improve education. In our kickoff session, panelists will tackle the question “What are the skills of the future?”. Keynote speakers include actor, education advocate and Reading Rainbow host LeVar Burton, Google Senior Vice President Laszlo Bock, Google Science Fair 2012 winner Brittany Wenger, and education experts Sir Michael Barber and Michael Fullan, OC. Finally learn from panel discussions featuring educators who will provide practical tips on "transforming learning with technology" and "empowering students".Day 2- Shaping the classroom today: From 7 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. ET you can tune in for any of the over 100 sessions led by educators from 12 countries and 29 U.S. states. All sessions have been designed to offer practical advice and examples. Find ones you like and add them to your calendar. Sessions include:

  • "Virtual field trips” led by Agnieszka Salter, Instructional Technology Coach, Montello School District
  • “Bringing the maker movement to your classroom” led by Tonia Dousay, Assistant Professor at the University of Wyoming
  • “Using Google tools to break borders and build global citizens” led by Emily Roth, ES Technology Integration Specialist, the International School of Kuala Lumpur
  • “Going Google- the role of school leaders” led by Mark House, Director of Technology and Innovation at Fakenham Academy Norfolk in the UK
  • “Developing literacy with Google Apps” led by Kim Meldrum, Pedagogical Consultant for the Lester B. Pearson School Board in Canada
  • “Create impact by rolling out Chromebooks across a network of schools” led by Guy Shearer, Head of IT for the David Ross Education Trust in the UK
  • “How to survive a zombie apocalypse using Google Apps” led by James Sanders, Director of Innovation for the EdTech team