Google Summit to be Hosted by EVSC Feb. 15, 16




images-15Google, the biggest name in search engines, is coming to Evansville later this month to host the first-ever Google Apps for Education Summit in Indiana. The two-day summit, scheduled for February 15 and 16 at Harrison High School, will help educators identify, deploy and integrate Google Apps and other Google tools in the classroom.

The program will feature Google Certified Teachers, Google Apps for Education Certified Trainers, practicing administrators, solution providers, Google engineers, and representatives from the Google in Education teams.

Sessions include two keynote presentations, a demo slam competition, and a closing capstone session – plus two full days of informative breakouts, cutting-edge demonstrations, and hands-on workshops led by experienced and knowledgeable professional developers. Topics include:

  • Deployment and management of Google Apps
  • Google Apps Scripts
  • Google Apps for Education Certification
  • Chromebooks in Education
  • YouTube for Schools
  • Google Docs, Google Sites, Google Calendar, Gmail power tips, and more

Keynote speakers will include:

  • Rushton Hurley: founder and executive director of Next Vista for Learning and is the program director of MERIT at the Krause Center for Innovation at Foothill College in Los Altos, Calif.
  • Kyle Pace: instructional technology specialist for Lee’s Summit, Mo., school district
  • Monica Martinez: New Tech Network president

Registrations are still being accepted for the event. For more information and to register, visit

In addition to the Google Summit, the Evansville Vanderburgh School Corporation is hosting a two-day pre-summit, scheduled for February 13 and 14 at the EVSC’s Technology and Innovation Center, that will include one- and two-day workshops for educators, trainers, and IT support staff. Visit the website above for complete information on the Pre-Summit.