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2 Days with Google Apps for Education

Written on March 10th, 2016

July 13-14, 2016

A team of Christian educators from around the province will be leading a two day workshop on implementing Google Apps for Education (GAFE). The workshop will be run using an edcamp format where participants get to pick which sessions they want to attend. A survey will be sent before the workshop in order to find out which topics are most desirable. Topics may include: Docs, presentations, spreadsheet, sharing, gmail, Drive, Classroom, Forms, add-ons like Flubaroo or Doctopus, the administrative panel, chromebooks, implementation and more. Each topic may be offered at beginner, intermediate, or advanced level depending on the needs of the participants. Those who attended this workshop last summer may find it valuable to attend again and take more advanced level sessions.

Instructors: Alex van Donkersgoed, Jason Jarvis, Phil Hosmar, David Geertsema

Halton Hills Christian School

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Registration Information Coming Soon

$225.00 for Edifide Members
$285.00 for non-members

(minimum: 20)


Alex van Donkersgoed attended Calvin College for his B.A. and graduated in 1995. He spent some years trying out various careers before attending Redeemer to earn his teacher’s certificate in 2000. He’s spent the last decade in the most challenging and fun schooling he could imagine, teaching in elementary classrooms! His childhood love of computers and technology has morphed into part of his career as he is now the technology coordinator at Halton Hills Christian School. He is fascinated by the potential and peril of technology in the classroom.

David Geertsema  is a graduate from Redeemer University College and has been teaching at King Christian School since 2011. KCS purchased a portable lab of chromebooks and have been using GAFE since 2013.  As the technology administrator for KCS, David has been leading his students and fellow staff in use of Google Apps for Education.  David has enjoyed moving from experimenting with google apps to making them an integral tool for the intermediate classroom.

Phil Hosmar Phil has been using GAFE in his classroom for about 5 years and has overseen a school-wide deployment over the last three years. Looking for new and innovative ways to teach and present the curriculum is a passion which often results in the phrase, “We’ve never done this before, and I’m not sure how it’s  going to turn out, but let’s try it anyway.”  He is constantly amazed by the speed which things change in the technological world and is thankful for students who figure things out for him.

Jason Jarvis graduated from Heritage College in 1997 with a B.R.E. and C.S.E., Chris- tian School Education, degrees. Since then, he has received further training in areas such as: special education, interactive whiteboards, the active classroom, GAFE (Google Apps for Education) and Office 365. He has been a part of many technology initiatives in a variety of schools. For the past ten years, he has been working with the public boards and Christian schools, teaching teachers and students how to integrate technology into their classrooms. Developing 21st century skills for teachers and students, while maintaining a secure and safe environment, has been a primary focus.