Last Saturday in Brenham, the nonprofit Techs4Tex hosted the second annual Texas Google Summit, (affectionately known as TxGoo), and folks from our district represented Huntsville- big time!
|HISD School Social Worker and Volunteer Extraordinaire Sally Dowis|
There were dozens of workshops (and several ice cream flavors) from which to choose, so our participants got to tailor their experience to what they wanted to learn. TxGoo also created the opportunity for our folks to mingle among other Google learners from across the state and the country.
|Huntsville Intermediate's Brooke Lowery and Heather Levine|
Not only did we have lots of teachers and administrators from all grade levels learning and sharing (and eating free Blue Bell ice cream) among a sold out crowd of 500, several of our folks teamed up to present!
|Mance Park's Chris Price is getting into it.|
Bridget Costello, Brooke Lowery and Heather Levine of Huntsville Intermediate School collaborated on two sessions, Sharing Student Folders and "Flipping" Class Lessons.
|"Busted! My Dog Ate My Homework"|
Google Session with Brooke, Bridget and Heather.
|Bridget Costello: She's so excited, and she just can't hide it!|
|Huntsville High School's Barbara Lesikar and Julie Savage|
Albert Archuleta, Dr. Rosa Martinez (who recently earned her doctorate, we’ll have you know :-) ) and Pam Payne from Gibbs teamed up with Matthew Lahey to present on how they created a type of tv station with Google Hangouts on Air.
|Albert Archuleta, Rosa Martinez and Pam Payne presenting.|
|Together we're Better! AP Albert and iTech Matthew|
|Mike Wallace on Secure Socket Layers and Networks.|
|Samuel W. Houston's Elementary Gabrielle Beatty & Lauren Thomas are all ears!|
|Huntsville High's Catherine Scriven overtaken in the moment!|
|Huntsville High's David Brockhausen is ready to map out his day.|
|Mance Park's Shelley Petkovsek is all smiles.|
|Huntsville High's Rachel Calabretta takes well deserved break.|
(This is the only time she sat down all day!)
|Essential help from iTechs (L-R) Karen Paschal, Melissa Thornton, Ruth Hutchison and Lisa Gregg.|
As you may know, Techs4Tex has strong ties to the district, as Amy Mayer and Jessica Powell are on the board of directors and Matthew Lahey is a member.
|Amy Mayer presenting in one of the four (count 'em, four!) sessions she hosted.|
Want to see more pictures from TxGoo 2014?? Just click here.