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Distance Learning Tool: Google Classroom

September 10, 2020


Presenter: Ben Sondgeroth, Regional Educational Technology Coordinator

FREE – Donations Welcome – Registration Required

Register in advance for this meeting:

This presentation is intended for adults that are supporting K-12 learners with distance/hybrid learning.

Google Classroom is an easy tool helping educators efficiently manage and assess progress, while enhancing connections with learners from school, from home, or on the go. Google Classroom allows upcoming homework assignments, teacher announcements, student questions, and other important class information to be shared with a student when they log in. Within Google Classroom students can submit assignments and teachers can provide feedback, assign grades, and return the work. This tool can also allow all of your child’s work to stay stored on Google Drive. With Google Classroom all student assignments can be automatically added to the Google Calendar based on their due dates. Essentially, the Google Classroom is where all your child’s schoolwork can be created, exchanged, and stored.

Join presenter Ben Sondgeroth to better understand Google Classroom and learn how you can best support your child’s use of this distance learning tool.

Resources:  https://www.epasd.org/wp-content/uploads/Parents-Guide-to-Google-Classrooom.pdf  https://www.nps.k12.nj.us/BEH/wp-content/uploads/sites/30/2020/03/2020-Parents-Guide-to-Google-Classroom.pdf https://support.google.com/edu/classroom/?hl=en#topic=6020277

What schools/ages may be utilizing Google Classroom as a distance learning tool?

* Great Expectations School 3-8

* ISD 166 – Sawtooth Elementary

* ISD 166 – Middle School & High School

* Birch Grove Community School

* Oshki Ogimaag Charter School – Potentially in the future

This live presentation will be recorded and available at https://mycche.org/learn/recorded-events/ on Friday, September 11.


Ben Sondgeroth

Ben  began his career as a history teacher in Morrison, IL where he initiated and coordinated the district’s iPad pilot program, redesigning the curriculum to effectively integrate the new technology. During this time, he developed a passion for sharing with other teachers exciting new ways to use technology in education.
That passion led Ben to be a national Instructor and presenter, allowing him to work with thousands of educators every year across the country. Now working for the Illinois Learning Technology Center, his focus is on helping schools and districts in Illinois leverage digital learning effectively. He has presented at regional and national conferences such as FETC, ISTE, ICE, and many more. He holds a Master’s Degree in Curriculum Technology Education Reform (University of Illinois) and a Bachelor’s Degree in History Education (University of Indianapolis). Additional Qualifications: Google Certified Trainer, Google Level 1 and 2 Educator, Apple Teacher

Programming fully funded by Cook County Higher Education.


September 10, 2020
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm CDT
Event Category:


Cook County Higher Education

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