Back to School: Nearly 1,100 Educators Enroll in Riverside County Google Camp to Sharpen Online Teaching Skills

Fifth annual conference goes virtual, and nearly triples in size to enhance digital teaching and learning for educators across California. Registration still available at $49 per person.

Riverside County Google CampRIVERSIDE – Ready or not, the coronavirus-induced school closures thrust all teachers and students into online-only learning environments in March. Since the 2020-2021 school year will likely feature some element of remote learning for many students, Riverside County Google Camp 2020 is ready to build the skillsets of teachers and administrators to enhance the learning experience for all.

Presented for the 5th year by the Riverside County Office of Education and the Menifee Union School District, Google Camp is a two-day learning and sharing opportunity for K-12 teachers and administrators in Riverside County and the greater Inland Southern California area that will take place virtually on July 22-23, 2020. The content will be focused on teaching and learning using Google Apps for Education, Chromebooks, Google Classroom, and many other educational solutions beyond the Google suite of tools. Google Camp is open to all educators and to all members of Riverside County community organizations.

“More than ever, teachers need to know about the full array of distance learning tools available to help students succeed,” said Dr. Dennis Large, Director, Educational Technology Services, at the Riverside County Office of Education. “The result of deciding to take the conference virtual is that almost three times as many educators will now have the chance to attend which leads to an immediate upgrade to the remote learning experiences for students and teachers this fall.”

“Google Camp is one of the best conferences you can attend. I love it because the people who present the sessions are real people who are in the classroom, or have been in the classroom. They don’t just tell you what you should be doing, but instead, support you and give you resources to help you make changes that are best for students and realistic,” said Jennifer Dean, a teacher in the Desert Sands Unified School District. “There is always a high focus on technology that improves pedagogy and we need that more now than ever. Many said the virtual learning model didn’t work, but we were rushed into it. Now, we have the time to learn and implement best practices for a distance learning model.”

A selection of available sessions includes:

  • Equity in Action: Creating More Welcoming and Inclusive Learning Spaces
  • Meaningful Learning Experiences Through Structure and Routine
  • My Students Told Me That Some Google Classrooms Suck: Let’s Make It Better
  • Tech Tools for Math Lesson Design
  • Creating a Positive Online Culture
  • Assessment and Feedback in the Virtual World
  • I Didn’t Know It Could Do That! Using Google Tools to Support the Writing Process

Registration is $49 per person. Register online until July 20. To follow the highlights of Google Camp, use the #iegooglecamp hashtag on Twitter.