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Staff training and support is one of the most overlooked aspects of a device rollout. If your Chromebooks are going to be used effectively in the classroom, you must provide staff with ongoing support, instruction, and inspiration.
Since 2011 I have worked with schools around the world, providing practical, hands-on professional development and technology integration support.
I began as a high school science teacher, explore the use of Google Docs and Wikis with my 9th grade students.
I eventually became a high school principal and helped my school launch one of the first 1:1 ipad programs in the country.
When the Chromebook made it’s appearance in 2011 I knew it was the perfect device for the classroom. I spent years exploring, testing, listening, and watching the use of Chromebooks in classrooms. This research culminated in my first book, The Chromebook Classroom, which was released in 2016.
In 2014 I started the Google Certification Academy, a program that helps educators earn their Google Certification. A few years later I added the Google Admin Bootcamp to help IT directors effectively manage the technical aspects of Chromebooks and G Suite for Education.
When I’m not speaking, writing, or researching technology in the classroom you can find me in my backyard with my wife, Nellie and our five kids: Jonelle (10), Johnny (8), Lillian (6), Ellie (4), and Caleb (2).
Work with me!
I would love to lead your school’s next professional development workshop. I have been speaking and consulting with schools and businesses for 9 years. My on-site workshops feature practical ideas for using technology in the classroom.
I also support 1:1 Chromebook initiatives through strategic planning and technical implementation.
Here are some of my most popular Chromebook workshops. Remember, each workshop is fully customizable based on the needs of your staff.
- Developing your Chromebook Classroom
- Developing your Elementary Chromebook Classroom
- The Google Certification Academy
- Google Apps 1.0 (Classroom Edition)
- Creating Multimedia Projects with Students
- Technology coaching
To discuss setting up a PD session at your school, please fill out this form. I will follow up with you within 24 hours.
Kind words from districts I have worked with:
John Sowash is a Google and Chromebook Powerhouse! A few days with John in our building, and our teachers were on top of cool, engaging, and productive approaches to using Google and Chromebooks! – Karl A. Hartman, Principal, Kingsley Area Middle School, Michigan
“John was an integral part of our rollout of over 1,000 Chromebooks. His experience saved us a tremendous amount of time and helped us to get devices into classrooms quickly.” – Robert Jeffers, Technology Coordinator, Worth School District, Illinois
“Thanks so much for such a great training! I really enjoyed learning from you!” – Ms. Sara Qureshi, 2nd Grade Teacher, Fairview South School, Skokie, IL
Thank you SO much for coming to our school! Using Google Classroom regularly, I wondered if yesterday may be repetitive. I assure you it was NOT. I love the tips and ideas. I think that was the best professional development training I have ever attended. – Michelle Ogaidi, Nevada City, CA[vc_custom_heading text=”Contact me!” font_container=”tag:h3|text_align:left” use_theme_fonts=”yes”]Email: jrsowash[at]sowashventures[dot]com
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- Technology training
- Conference keynotes & workshops
- Online courses
- Bulk book sales
- Technical consulting
- 1:1 program planning