Issue No. 76 | Date: September 27, 2022
Local Success Stories from GEG
Bring your community together to collaborate
¡Happy two years GEG BUENOS AIRES!
September 6th 2022 was very special for the GEG Buenos Aires’ team because not only did we celebrate our second anniversary, we also held our first face-to-face event!
The program of the day, in line with our pillars of inspiring, sharing, empowering and learning, had the best ingredients: welcome breakfast, presentation of the GEG and its members to the more than 50 participants, training on PBL (Project Based Learning) by Laura Marinucci and Micaela Tegaldi, tips and various resources for each teacher's toolbox.
We chose to provide PBL training as a bastion to work on the 4 Cs of the 21st Century Learning and Innovation Skills (critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity).
Needless to say, we sang the Happy Birthday song and had some cake to celebrate such a special event.
We want to take a moment to thank everyone who made this event possible: Ticmas (who hosted us), La Clase Digital (who offered some gifts to be raffled among attendees), Elite Show Producciones (who lent us a 360° camera which was super fun!) and all the teachers who joined us to celebrate by doing what we know best: learning!
We would also like to thank those who sent us their birthday greetings in person or virtually. Here’s to many more live events and years sharing and empowering one another!
Leading your GEGs
Spotlight on a GEG leader :
This month’s spotlight is all about Greta Sandler the leader of GEG Buenos Aires. You can follow her on Twitter @gret.
What is your role in the GEG?
How did you initially get involved in your local GEG?
In 2020, I jumped into the Google Educator Certification adventure with Cande Durruty. We found out about GEG Buenos Aires and joined. We attended several events and slowly began to interact with its members. One day, we saw GEG Buenos Aires was looking for contributions for the GEGx15 series. GEGx15 showcases best practices and innovative ideas in 15 minutes. We shared our Slides-aholics presentation—such a powerful experience. We started delivering webinars and sharing our practice more often. The more we collaborated and connected with GEG Buenos Aires, the more empowered we felt. Little did we know that a few months later, we would end up becoming leaders.
What is your favourite thing about being a GEG leader?
I’m a lifelong learner, so definitely meeting educators from all over the world and learning with/from them. Building a PLN has deeply impacted my practice. I also love that we get the chance to empower other educators to transform their practice and grow as professionals. As a GEG Leader, I get to give back while I continue learning.
What is your most memorable GEG moment online or in person?
Individual professional development opportunities
Save the date
GEG Slow Chat October 9th
If you want to schedule some responses if you can't make the date here are the questions:
Q1 Describe the role a coach had in your Google Journey?
Q2 How does having Google Coaches help your school?
Q3 How do you think a coaches role differs from that of a trainer?
Q4 What qualities are most important for a coach to have?
Q5 Do children, teachers or both benefit from qualified Google Coaches? How?
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Tips, Tricks and Templates
Make a Google MyMap of where your students are from
The easiest way to do this is to crate a simple Google Form with the details you need. Something asking Name, Location, Biography and if wanted a photo or place link. Once the students complete the form, the spreadsheet will look something like this.
3. Select the three dots (Layer Options), then select Import . Locate your .csv fie.
4. Select the column that says where to put the pin on the map. This is your LOCATION column.
5. Decide which column to use to title the places on the maps. I chose NAME.
6. Here is the finished example. This is just one use of mapping for your classroom. I added a link in the example, but students can go in and add embedded photos too. Students could instead:
Map important places to do with any research project they are carrying out
Map the places in books they have read
Create a historical route
and so much more.... What will you map?
Wendy Peskett - GEG UK