A series of webinars for educators implementing Google Apps in their schools is planned during the 2010-2011 school year.

Sponsored by Iowa's Area Education Agencies (AEAs), these webinars will be distributed using two Google groups (listservs). Anyone can join these two Google groups free of charge.

The Iowa Google Apps Group is for tech directors, network administrators and other individuals that are deploying or managing Google Apps in their schools. Visit http://groups.google.com/group/iowa-google-apps-group

The Iowa Teachers Google Apps User Group is designed for teachers and administrators using Google Apps everyday with students and staff. Visit http://groups.google.com/group/IA-Teach-GApps-UserGroup

All live webinars will be accessible at http://iowaec.na4.acrobat.com/googleapps and do not require a pre-registration. Each webinar will begin at 3:30 p.m. on the dates below. The schedule of webinars through December 2010 includes the following topics:

October 21, 2010 - Using Google Docs
November 11, 2010 - Using Gmail
December 16, 2010 - Using Google Groups
More webinars will be scheduled in 2011

Andy Crozier, Grant Wood AEA coordinator of digital learning technology, said, "Our focus in the state with Google Apps is to make sure we create a networked group of learners who share and learn with others. We have people who are experts and people who are just beginning with Google. No matter where you are, it's outstanding that we have people from all around the state ready to support you and your district."

"All of the webinars will be lead by Google Apps Certified Trainers," Crozier continued. "All of our trainers are highly qualified and outstanding lead learners. It is a great opportunity for Iowa educators to learn how to use Google Apps without even leaving their classrooms."

For more information about the Google Apps webinars, contact:
Andy Crozier
Grant Wood AEA Coordinator of Digital Learning Technology
(319) 399-6866