Google Tools for Effective Instruction for Students with Disabilities and Diverse Learning Styles – Online

This workshop directly fulfills the current DESE Individual Professional Development plan requirement of 15 PDPs in the area of training related to strategies for effective schools for students with disabilities and instruction of students with diverse learning styles.  Each session will include a short reading, collaborative discussion and an exploration of two or more Google Tools.  Also, as part of each session, participants will be asked to contribute to a comprehensive and collaborative collection of lesson plans and ideas that will be shared amongst the group.  The goal is to create a resource to be used by all – both within the course and beyond.


Course Details

Audience Regular and Special Education Teachers, Technology Specialists, Administrators 
Level Beginner/Intermediate with Basic Knowledge of Google Tools
Instructor Rochelle Cooper
Dates April 1st, 2021 to May 3, 2021 (4 weeks) 
Earn 16 hours of certificate of participation
Location Online
MassCUE Member Cost $150
Non-Member Cost $190
Limit 20 Participants
Graduate Credit (Optional) At the first class, participants may choose to register for 1 graduate credit through Worcester State University for an additional fee of $125. All participants, including those who do not opt for graduate credit, will receive a certificate documenting the number of course hours attended. 

Rochelle Cooper

Rochelle Cooper has been a certified educator for the past 19 years.  She is currently the K-12 Digital Learning Coach for Lynnfield Public Schools. Prior to this role, Rochelle worked as the Learning Services Assistant for MassCUE – coordinating professional development opportunities for educators and administrators. She has consulted with schools around the state to support their digital learning needs. She began her teaching career as a special education 1:1 aide and spent the next 10 years as a 5th grade classroom teacher at Lynnfield Middle School.   Rochelle received her undergraduate degree in English from Holy Cross College and her Masters Degree in Teaching from Simmons College.  



Online Session 1:  Google Tools for Executive Functioning 

Learn how to use Google Tools within Drive and Docs to aid students with tasks that require planning, organization, memory and time management.   

Online Session 2:  Google Tools for Differentiated Instruction 

Learn how to use Google Tools to create lesson plans that differentiate learning to encompass a variety of different learning styles and academic levels.  

Online Session 3:  Google Tools for Multiple Intelligences 

Explore the multiple intelligences and learn how to use Google Tools such as Google Slides to diversify your teaching to encompass them.   

Online Session 4:  Google Tools for Students with Learning Disabilities  

Use Google Tools to create an effective learning environment for students with learning disabilities.  Explore a variety of Google Add-ons that can be used in conjunction with Docs, Sheets and forms to help students excel in their learning environment.   

Prerequisites:  Participants must have a basic knowledge of Google Drive (Docs, Forms, and Slides) and have set up a Google account prior to orientation.  Also, participants should install Google Chrome as their browser for the class. 

MA DESE: “Professional level license must continue to participate in professional development that provides at least 15 PDPs in SEI or English as a Second Language (ESL)”

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Google Tools for Effective Instruction for Students with Disabilities and Diverse Learning Styles April 1st, 2021 to May 3, 2021 (4 weeks)

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