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The Midwest Summit is a two-day, hands-on conference focusing on integrating Google for Education in K-12 and Higher Ed learning environments. All presentations will be from Google for Education Certified Innovators and Certified Trainers, and local Googley talent!

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Monday, November 16 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
Google Skills to Support the 4Cs

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The 4 Cs of collaboration, communication, critical thinking, and creativity are essential skills that students can use across curricular areas. The 4Cs also essential skills that need to be developed for work and life. Google Apps for Education provides an incredible foundation to support and develop these skills. This fast paced session will introduce attendees to the power of the 4Cs and the many Chrome, Google, and connected Web Resources that can support the development of these critical skills. Participants will collaboratively work together to connect a variety of resources to different skills. They will communicate using Google+, Google Drive, Twitter, and small group discussion. Participants will put their critical thinking and creative skills to the test as attendees and the facilitators work and learn together. The session will allow for differentiated learning as participants choose to dig deep into a few resources or expand their learning and be introduced to a wealth of resources. The session will be supported by a website and Google+ Community dedicated to supporting the 4Cs in the classroom.

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Allison Gest

Science Department Chair, Maine District 207
I am a Geology Teacher and Science Department Chair at Maine East High School in Park Ridge, IL. I am also a Google Education Trainer. I have students use all kinds of technology, especially GAFE on a daily basis in a 1:1 chromebook environment. I help provide professional development to demonstrate how technology can be infused with other research-based strategies.
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Steve Wick

Instructional Technology Coordinator & Science Teacher, Neuqua Valley High School
Teacher, Life-Long Leaner, and Technologist in Naperville, IL. We are a GAFE district with a focus on student-centered learning and integrating skills connected to the 4Cs


Monday November 16, 2015 11:00am - 12:00pm
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