IL Hosts MRESC Google Workshop

IL Hosts MRESC Google Workshop
Posted on 08/12/2020
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Indian Lake Local Schools
 and the Midwest Regional Educational Service Center (MRESC) held a regional Google Workshop Series for educators in Logan, Hardin, and Shelby counties. The series was held at Indian Lake Middle School on July 28th and August 10-12, 2020. 

The professional development series was designed to help educators maximize their utilization of available instructional technologies and tools (G-Suite for Education, EdPuzzle, INFOhio, and more) in their classrooms.  Featured speakers included Eric Curts (national speaker, author & founder of www.ControlAltAchieve), and a variety of other specialists from Southwestern Ohio Instructional Technology Association (SOITA), MRESC (Dave Shellhaas & Robert Batty), Indian Lake Schools (Kelli Tebbe, Eric Finke, Wes Hall, Dana Clune, Ron Borgerding, and Alicia Pickering) and INFOhio’s Instructional Specialist Team.  

“Our teachers did a fantastic job in the Spring quickly learning to use technology tools new to them and the students. It was inspiring to see the way they stepped up for our students.  This has paved the way to allow Indian Lake Schools to work towards technology integration both in a physical as well as digital learning environments as we move to becoming a 1:1 school this year," explained Kelli Tebbe, Director of Curriculum and Federal Programs, Indian Lake Local Schools

Superintendent Rob Underwood said, "Indian Lake Schools appreciates our continued collaborative relationship with the Midwest Regional ESC.  This event is yet another example of the high quality professional development that comes out of that relationship.  I greatly appreciate the efforts of our curriculum director, Kelli Tebbe, and Shawn McElroy from the MRESC for this training.  I'm also extremely proud of our teachers for their hard work over the summer to embrace new technology and to prepare to offer high-quality virtual instruction."

While the primary focus of the series was Google’s G-Suite for Education, several workshops exposed attendees to other digital tools and online resources that extended beyond Google’s platform.  

“We want to thank Indian Lake Local Schools for supporting an event of this magnitude.  Without their commitment and vision, the series would not have been possible.  The janitorial services team, teachers, IT Department, office staff, and leadership team really stepped up to make the event a success," remarked Shawn McElroy, Executive Director, MRESC