Developing Applied Digital Skills Using Google Tools Series
Overview: WIOA defines digital literacy as “the skills associated with using technology to enable users to find, evaluate, organize, create, and communicate information.” In this series we will explore how we can better integrate digital skills into the academic skills we are already developing and strengthening with our students. We will explore how the Google Drive, Google Forms, Google Docs and Google Slides can be used to develop and strengthen reading, writing, and critical thinking skills (for all levels) with an emphasis on the digital skills laid out in WIOA’s definition of digital skills. We will also review Google’s Applied Digital Skills curriculum which provides free project-based video curriculum designed to develop practical digital skills for teachers and students.
(Please note that you do not need to attend all three sessions of the series but it is advised)
Session 2: Introduction to Google Slides and the Applied Digital Skills Platform from Google
Google’s Applied Digital Skills Platform is a free, video-based, online curriculum designed to prepare teens and adults for the evolving job market. The curriculum teaches project-based digital skills relevant to real-life situations like event planning, budgeting, creating a guide to an area, finding a job, and more. The curriculum can be facilitated by an instructor or taken independently. In this session, we’ll take a tour of the platform and explore the lessons through the lens of reading and writing skills. We will look at how to use the lesson ideas with different levels of students. We will also explore Google Slides for presentations and digital storytelling.
This professional development opportunity is provided at no cost to you but has a value of $4500.00 for DYCD. If you register for and are subsequently unable to attend this session you are responsible for cancelling your registration or risk being waitlisted for future events.