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Face-to-Face Staff Development Workshop

Google Classroom
Summary Report
Lauren S. Hyers

Face-to-Face Workshop Impact Overview


The workshop was designed to teach 9th- 12th grade teachers at Pierce
County High School how to use and implement Google Classroom into their
lessons. The workshop was centered on helping math teachers understand
the educational benefit in using Google Classroom. Students become more
engaged in lesson that require technology to be used. In order for teachers
to use Google Classroom they have to be comfortable navigating through the
site. The workshop was to help teachers gain the confidence in using Google
Classroom. A total of 10 staff members were present including field
supervisor, Hannah Murray, 1 technology coach, and 8 math teachers for
various grades. Several of the math teachers taught all four grades.

Materials and resources obtained through the technology coach and online
research drove the planning of the workshop. The activities throughout the
workshop were designed to keep the teachers engaged in Google Classroom.
The delivery of the instruction was presented to the participants under the
supervision of field supervisor, Hannah Murray, and PCHS technology coach,
Ericka McIntosh. I created a summary PowerPoint for the teachers to keep

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when returning to their classrooms. As a teacher, I know how difficult it can
be to remember step by step the things you learned in a staff development a
week or even a day ago. Participants were able to view Google Classroom as
students see it and as a teacher. Step-by-step instructions were given for
teachers to successful respond to announcements, create post, complete
assignments, and submit assignments in the student view. Detailed
instructions were also given to the participants while using the teacher view.
Participants created classes, announcements, disunion questions,
assignments, managed their permissions, and created/reset class codes. The
instructional planning for this workshop included seventeen hours. Mrs.
Murray offered several tips for preparing the workshop. There were a few
challenges while planning this workshop. One challenge was time. I wanted
to make sure I allowed teachers time to play around with Classroom on
their own. The second challenge was making sure I was detailed enough in
every step for each participant. Thankfully, the workshop ran smoothly with
no technical issues.

The workshop was presented during FOCUS group for PCHS teachers. I was
able to present to the math department because this was the only time Mrs.
Murray could supervise me. I would have liked to have a variety of content
teachers for the workshop. Although a range of content teachers would have
been nice, I noticed the math teachers discussing different assignments they
could do in Google Classroom. We, the participants and myself, worked

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together to create a lesson for each teacher to use the next day in class. I
was pleased to see the teachers so excited about Google Classroom.

Questionnaire
Table 1: Assessment of Individual Data
Participant

1
2
3
4
5

Useful and

Now

Interested in

Overall Rate

Suggestions/Comm

Informative

comfortable

using

for

ents

using

Classroom

Presentation

Strongly Agree

Classroom
Neutral

with students
Neutral

Excellent

Strongly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree

Strongly Agree
Agree
Strongly Agree

Strongly Agree
Agree
Agree

Excellent
Excellent
Excellent

Strongly Agree

Strongly Agree

Strongly Agree

Excellent

Strongly Agree
Strongly Agree
Strongly Agree
Strongly Agree

Disagree
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral

Agree
Strongly Agree
Agree
Neutral

Excellent
Excellent
Excellent
Excellent

6
7
8
9

Wonderful job.
Excellent job presenting
Google Classroom!

Lauren did an excellent


job!!! Great Teacher!!!
Looks great, but it's hard
to find the time to try
new things!
Great job!
Great job!

Analysis and Interpretation of Data


The results provided from the table above shows the workshop had an
overall rate of excellent. One participant did not feel they were comfortable
enough with Google Classroom to use it with their students, while the
majority of the participants said they were comfortable enough to use it the

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very next day. Many of the teachers made a verbal comment about not
having enough time to create lessons in Google Classroom. I was impressed
with the amount of participants who agreed that Google Classroom is useful.
According to the results above, I believe the workshop was a success.
Participants were eager to create lesson in Google Classroom and asked
meaningful questions throughout the workshop.

Recommendations for Revisions


As always, there are areas that can be improved. First, it would be benifical
to know the exact grades the participants taught before presenting the
workshop. Knowing this information would allow the presenter to have
examples for each area of math. This would have been more meaningful for
the participants. Second, it would be more beneficial to the participants if
allowed more time wot work with the presenter on activities they could
present in class. As participant 6 mentioned, its hard to find the time to try
new things. A second workshop could be added for the participants to work
with the presenter or technology coach on creating more lessons in the
classroom. The participants need a designated time for Google Classroom
trails.