Gearing up for the GTA NYC

I am psyched!

The New York City Google Teacher Academy is this Tuesday, November 18. Though a large percentage of attendees are from the New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia area, many are also coming from Florida, Maine, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Kentucky, to name a few.

Cohort 6 adds 60 new Google Certified Teachers to our growing group of committed educators bringing the total number of GCTs to about 300. I’m looking forward to working again with Erica Hartman, Mark Wagner, Kern Kelly, Cristin Frodella and Allison Merrick as we had a blast at the September GTA. Also presenting this time are Jesse Spevack, Thomas Cooper and Kathy Schrock who I am looking forward to having the chance to work with.

I’ve added some additional Google Sites to the list of exemplar Sites in my Tech Tools rotation since the Chicago GTA. There are some that I removed. The only reason for that was because their documents were not public, so the attendees at the Academy could not view them. Here’s my presentation and the resources I will be sharing.

Click to view the presentation.
Click to view the presentation.

GCT Google Sites Resources:

Exemplar Google Sites:

Kathy Schrock is also presenting on Sites. I LOVE the title of her Inspiring Idea: “Ex-SITE-ing Google Sites for the Classroom”. Kathy will be talking about how Nauset Public Schools are using Google Sites to improve teaching and learning.

The agenda from the Chicago GTA is live right now and Tuesday morning, the NY agenda will become live as GCT’s are known for their collaboration.

I’m sure we’ll be Tweeting, Plurking. and Facebooking all day. Pictures are a no-no inside Google, but we’ll manage to get some at the informal gatherings before and after. ๐Ÿ™‚

If we haven’t met before and you’re there on Tuesday, please make sure to introduce yourself. I like to make the face-to-face connection along with the collaboration online. Thanks in advance!

14 thoughts on “Gearing up for the GTA NYC

  1. Mark Hall says:

    Thanks for posting this. I was particularly interested in Cheryl Davis’ photography project idea. I will be checking this week on how many of the requisite sites are blocked! Hopefully not too many.

    Have fun in NYC!

  2. Thanks Mark and Liz. There are many more Sites out there that I’m sure are worth sharing. If you come across any, please let me know so that I can add them.
    Mark – Don’t you think it’s about time that @lizbdavis apply to a GTA? We could use her in our collective intelligence!!! (Lisa winks.)

  3. Lisa! I just left a comment on Erica Hartman’s blog wishing her good luck and wanted to do the same for you, not that either of our need it! Enjoy the day, it will be spectacular I’m sure! 60 new GCTs? That’s awesome! I thought it was limited to 50!

    Have a great time!


  4. hwjohnson says:

    Have a great time in NY. Thanks for sharing your powerpoint and links. I will get on Twitter tomorrow to enjoy the day with you.

  5. Thanks for the shout out. So excited about tomorrow. I’m glad I had the chance to see your presentation last time, since I will miss it. BUT, I think the updates you made to it are great! See you later!

  6. “New York, New Jersey, Philadelphia area, many are also coming from Florida, Maine, Ohio, Massachusetts, and Kentucky…”

    and three from Connecticut! We might be the armpit of New England but we are still worth mentioning ๐Ÿ˜‰

  7. Oh Paul, my fingers were getting tired. There is quite a crew expected. Can’t wait!! Especially for those three from Connecticut!!

    And thanks Bill – I’m sure this new cohort will get a nice warm welcome in the Google Group from your Chicago cohort.

  8. Hi Just wanted to thank you for this post your blog is fantastic. I have been using Google sites for the past 6 months and it has been a amazing tool for me and the teacher who I share a class with. Our ability to collaborate on planning and teaching as well as communicate with each other has been greatly facilitated by Google sites/documents. We have just gone through a process of uploading all our class numeracy and literacy data through Google doc’s and our presentation to our team and principal went like a dream. Next year we hope to have all our student email migrated over to gmail so that they can take full advantage of what Google Apps have to offer.

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