In two quick webinars, we share stories of districts who connected Google and OnCourse to make teacher's lives easier while also addressing academic needs.
Schools using OnCourse took a variety of approaches to remote/hybrid learning in 2020-21. Some relied heavily on Google Classroom, some embedded Google content into the OnCourse Classroom LMS, and some did a combination of both.
With next year approaching, and curriculum teams drawing up plans for progress monitoring and blended learning, the value of an OnCourse-Google integration has increased significantly. To share how this combo saves time and provides new academic supports, we're hosting two quick webinars this April:
- Why School Leaders are Bringing Google & OnCourse Together for 21-22
- Making an Easy Transition to Formative Progress Monitoring in OnCourse
One district that took advantage of this integration was Galloway Township Public Schools, home to 3,300 K-8 students, who went live in the heat of the pandemic. Between January-March of 2021, teachers in Galloway:
- Collected 135,000-Google integrated submissions and 65,000 online assignments
- Administered 7,000 formative assessments
- Sent 26,000 messages to students
In a Fall survey of fifteen other districts using the OnCourse-Google integration, nearly 80% of respondents felt that parents had an easier experience when things were in one place.
Join us in the webinars below to see the benefits in action.
Why School Leaders are
Bringing Google & OnCourse Together
to Support Instruction
Who is this for: Google districts who want to build on their success with Google Classroom by integrating valuable instructional add-ons for 2021-2022.
When: Tuesday, April 27 - 2:30-3:30 Eastern, 1:30-2:30 Central
How to Join: Register for this webinar
In this walkthrough, we'll share how Google districts are integrating with OnCourse SIS and OnCourse Classroom LMS to:
- Build on Google content and skills developed by teachers and students
- Save time by connecting Google-integrated assignments with the OnCourse Grade Book
- Ease into formative progress monitoring aligned to grade-level standards
- Add new transparency and collaboration between teachers, curriculum staff, parents
- Use data to support a 2021-2022 blended learning program that promotes differentiation and equity
Connecting OnCourse Classroom and Google Classroom is a best-of-both worlds approach, allowing teachers to continue using integrated tools they love (Kami for digital worksheets, Desmos graphing calculator) and adding in tools they need (technology-enhanced assessment, student skills analysis.)
Making an Easy Transition to
Formative Progress Monitoring
Who is this for: School/ curriculum leaders in Google districts who need to implement progress monitoring that’s easy for teachers and well aligned to grade-level standards.
When: Thu, April 29 - 2:30-3:30 Eastern, 1:30-2:30 Central
How to Join: Register for this webinar.
Most schools plan to expand diagnostic testing in Fall of 2021 and continue doing micro-assessments in Google Classroom. However, it's widely recognized that Google is great for teachers but not-so-great for curriculum teams, who find it difficult to ensure that formative assessment is consistent and standards-aligned. To bridge that gap, schools can integrate OnCourse and Google to achieve a best-of-both-worlds approach to progress monitoring, which:
- Employs Google content while layering on tech-enhanced assessment
- Gives educators access to OnCourse’s test bank (70,000 ELA/Math/Science/History questions) to adjust the rigor and alignment of assessed content
- Grants access to a school “assignment bank” to share Google-integrated content, online assignments, and formative assessments
- Equips teachers or leaders to review analytics on student progress toward assessed skills or grade-level standards
Hope to see you there!