Issue No. 66 | Date: April 28, 2021
Local Success Stories from GEG
We have been busy working in the background to revamp the Google Educator Group Portal making it public for GEG members to see all the fantastic work going on around the world. An exciting feature is the new GEG Event Listings page where leaders have started to the add the events delivered by their GEG. You can filter the events listed to show those in your chosen language.
The site also gives guidance and advice to any member thinking of starting a local GEG of their own. These local GEGs will be even more important once the world starts to return to normal with more in-person events opening up. The GEG Mentors are introduced on a page detailing where in the world they work to support their GEGs. And last but not least the GEG Newsletters are now public and hosted on this Site too, allowing leaders to really showcase the variety of ways they support Educators in their countries.
To compliment the new members public site we have also revamped the GEG Leaders Portal. As it's name suggests the portal is only available to be accessed by GEG Leaders and Mentors.
New to the Leaders Portal will be a series of resources to help new leaders develop areas of practice that they may need when new to the role. The first of these are the new Twitter Resources:
Twitter accounts for GEG leaders
How to run a Twitter chat
GEG leaders these resources can be found on this page. https://sites.google.com/google.com/gegleaderportal/inspiring-events
The function of school is to make the teaching / learning process fun, exploring critical thinking, creativity, imagination and freedom of expression so that students feel fulfilled at school, more motivated and committed. It helps promote autonomy, creativity, responsibility, team work, cultural diversity and citizenship through problem solving activities using computational thinking.
Learning to program promotes a broader set of skills, including teamwork, structuring and organising ideas, creativity, critical thinking, problem solving, analytical thinking and attention to detail.
The transversality of code with the other areas of knowledge (such as Mathematics, Portuguese, the History Studies, Music and Plastic Arts) allow the development of various skills, solidifying content, objectives and strategies appropriate to the level of to the group / class.
These students learned to create, plan, solve problems, build something with a purpose, with the theme of "Portuguese Discoveries" in the field of History Studies. They were guaranteed the opportunity to develop their originality and creativity, create a rich narrative and develop creative writing by participating in the activities through the inclusion of programming in an educational context.
GEG Hispanoamerica hosted their first 2021 summit with +65 leaders from 11 countries in Latin America in attendance. Their goal was to strengthen their Spanish speaking community and introduce their regional program to keep growing together.
Visit them at geghispanoamerica.org
Leading your GEGs
Spotlight on a GEG leader : Dr Vishal Varia
Each month we will be sharing a Spotlight on a GEG Leader or Captain. This month’s spotlight is all about Dr Vishal Varia, the Leader of @GEGAhmedabad, Gujarat, India. Let’s find out a little about who he is and why he is a GEG Leader.
Bring your community together to collaborate
This is an online meeting for for teachers of all levels of Vocational Training, using cloud technologies and Google.
With Vocational Training on the front pages, we want to value pedagogical strategies and innovative projects that are currently being developed.
This event, co-organized by the CPA Salduie FP center and GEG Spain, pursues two important objectives:
Serve as a platform for communication, interaction and learning for the community of Vocational Training teachers
Be a vehicle of inspiration for teachers interested in active methodologies, supported by technological tools, Google and others.
The event will begin and close with an inspirational presentation, offered by referents of Vocational Training.
In addition, will be a list of interesting 90-minute workshops in which we will have the opportunity to learn about different proposals in a practical and applicable way.
Google Trainers T.S. Bray and Rob McElroy will present a webinar on how to prepare for the Level 1 GCE (Google Certified Educator) exam. GEG Seoul members will be given a link to apply for a free voucher to take the exam courtesy of Google Korea.
Individual professional development opportunities