What is it?
Google Teachers’ Lounge is a free event series in which NYCDOE public school teachers will have the opportunity to collaborate in order to transform their classrooms with great teaching and sophisticated use of digital resources. In small group settings, you will set personal learning outcomes, and choose unique learning paths, all while networking informally with peers. Instructional Technology Coaches from Educate as well as members of Google for Education and NYCDOE teams will be on hand to facilitate conversation, drive research, and share best practices. Working space and refreshments will be generously provided by Google.
The topic for this month is..
Breaking out of the Box: Students as Innovators. This session will allow teachers to create opportunities for student innovation in their classroom and within their curriculum. Students at any level can explore, experiment, and take risks to strengthen their passion for lifelong learning. From exploring great examples of innovative classrooms, to considering the design and scaffolding necessary for students to be successful, teachers will have the opportunity to learn from one another and take their next big leap out of the box.
Entry to this event is free but all attendees must complete the “I’m Interested” form and receive confirmation. The space will be open starting at 4:30pm, and official programming will start at 5pm. Wifi will be provided, and refreshments and appetizers will be served.
This is an inclusive event for educators – all ages and backgrounds are welcome. You do not have to be a Google Certified educator or even have experience with using Google Education products. The only requirement is that you are a full-time teacher or school leader (If you are from an Edtech company or educational organization and are interested in learning more about how you can participate, please email Kyle at firstname.lastname@example.org).
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What to bring
– A personal device
– Ideas for things you want to work on or talk about
– A warm and inviting attitude
Please note that filming and photography will be occurring at this event. You may be recorded or photographed and media may be posted onto social media by attendees and organizers.