Educators from around the state converged in July for Hoover City Schools’ Google Leadership Symposium, an opportunity for teachers, curriculum specialists and technology leaders to further learn ways in which Google platforms can help students achieve success.
The day-long session featured student and educator panels and was highlighted by keynoter Mark Garrison, a Google-certified teacher who serves as chief information officer for the White Bear Lake Area Schools in Minnesota.
“I always enjoy meeting educators who are engaging in the important work of technology integration,” Garrison said. “In addition to some excellent new Google integration ideas, I picked up some innovative professional development models,”
Participants left feedback following the symposium directed at the information gleaned from collaborative discussions.
“I like the opportunity to talk and share with others about what they are doing,” said Susan Poling, technology coordinator for Shelby County Schools.