Education On Air: Google hosts free online conference

Google conference sessions will focus on leadership, preparing students for the future, and digital empowerment

google-freeGoogle for Education will host a free online conference about leading for the future and shaping the modern classroom.

Education On Air will take place on May 8-9, and teachers, students, and parents all over the country will be able to join in from their home.

All educators have to do is register before May 8, and they will be able to listen in on seminars, panels, and discussions run by educators working to incorporate technology and modern practices in the classroom.

Next page: An outline of conference sessions and focus areas

Following is a brief description of both days:

Day 1: Leading the Future

On Friday, May 8, educators, students, and business leaders about leadership in education. Panels and keynotes will attempt to tackle the question: “How do we prepare our students for a future that is ever-changing?”

Topics will include creating student ownership, leading change, and fostering innovation in schools, and sessions are geared toward system, district, school, team, or IT leaders.

Day 1 will run from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. EST.

Day 2: Shaping the Classroom Today

On Saturday, May 9, there will be more than 90 online sessions for people to choose from. These sessions are designed to help teachers modernize their classroom immediately.

Running all day long, Google will host tracks for four groups: teachers, leaders, IT and general interest.

Panel topics will include aiding literacy in early learners, technological incorporation, and empowering digital citizens.

Google will be recording all of these sessions, so even if educators miss a certain panel or discussion, they can listen in at a later date.

This free online conference gives educators an opportunity to learn more about incorporating technology in the classroom and cultivating educational innovations.

Go to to register for the free conference.

A more detailed schedule will be released later in April.

Alex Cornacchini is an editorial intern with eSchool Media.

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