West Oakland Module 1

West Oakland Middle School, OUSD, Oakland, CA Wednesday, Sept. 17, 2014

Module 1: Introduction to School2Home
Objectives: Teachers will

  • become familiar with the School2Home Program.
  • look at resources with an eye to student engagement and the new CCSS standards.
  • get an introduction to Gooru.


Handouts /Resources

Opening Activities:

  • Brief Introductions-30 sec dash

  • Storytime for Adults (to be con’t)

  • School2Home video

Link to S2H video

Link to S2H video  on YouTube

Teacher Readiness Survey-Planning Targeted PD for         WOMS

  • Survey on the School2Home website

Survey Link

School2Home Resources (School2Home website)


Introduction to Gooru

  • Signing up

  • Introduction Tour

Gooru Site

Magic Moment:  Demonstration of the tool and possible uses.  Explore on your own during the coming weeks.



  • So what about that story--how does it connect?

  • What are your anticipated biggest needs for the future?

  • Reflection on the day--send us an email with needs, joys, improvements….link to Feedback Form

  • Questions you still have about S2H….

[email protected]

[email protected]

Next Action Steps

Make a Gooru Collection and use it in class!

Need more help with Drive and Docs?  Google Docs for Ed Training Site

Differentiation: NOT a beginner?  Explore Google Resources for Education

30 Ways to use Chromebooks in Your Classroom--works for tablets/netbooks, too!  

Anson Alexander’s Google Forms in Google Docs

Look at the Google Resources

Diving Deeper Extensions

                  Google Docs for Ed Training Site Please use the side arrows--there are over 29 pages of resources!

Learning on your own:

Additional PD on GoogleEdu to further develop the teacher lesson plans




Think about becoming a Google Certified Teacher!



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