WEBINARS

Here you will find upcoming webinars to register for as well as recordings of completed webinars.
Feel free to watch and learn!

 

November 18, 2021 , 3pm - 4:30pm EST

Learning and Teaching on Zoom

​About the webinar: Join Q.J. in a workshop reviewing how to best engage in a Zoom meeting. We'll cover topics such as Zoom features, Zoom "etiquette", and best practices for participating and hosting a Zoom meeting.

About the facilitator: Qingjian Shi is the Chief Program Officer at TGH. Previous to TGH, Q.J. was Executive Director at English At Large, an organization providing free and accessible English language instruction to immigrants and refugees in Middlesex County. As the Director of Education and Outreach at the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Qingjian conceptualized and implemented a youth initiative called the Youth Empowerment Project – a program engaging Asian American adolescents to become leaders in their communities and voices of anti-violence. Ms. Shi has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is bilingual in Chinese and English.

January 5, 2021 , 5:30PM - 7:00PM EST

Introduction to Chromebook Accessibility

​About the webinar:

The Chromebook has built-in accessibility features that enable individuals with different types of disabilities to make full use of their computer. In this webinar, you will learn how to locate and explore some of these features. The following items will be demonstrated and discussed:

  • High contrast mode, magnifier, keyboard and mouse settings, and adjusting the Chrome browser zoom level

  • Enabling and disabling “sticky keys” 

  • Enabling and using “select-to-speak”

  • An overview of the ChromeVox screen reader

About the facilitator:  Heather Thomas is an Accessibility Services Associate at the Carroll Center for the Blind. Prior to joining the Accessibility Services team in 2019, she was an Assistive Technology Instructor at The Carroll Center for over 17 years. She is proficient in the use of screen reading and screen magnification software for Windows, Mac, and Chromebook computers, as well as iOS devices. In her current role, she supports various digital accessibility projects. She has a special interest in document accessibility and training individuals to use screen reading software.  
 

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Google Hangouts & Meet

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​About the webinar: For the Google Hangouts & Meet webinar workshop we will explore the similarities and differences between both options, delve into the ways to use each, and figure out which might be best for certain needs. 

 

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Google Voice

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​About the webinar: Google Voice is a free service that provides call forwarding and voicemail services, voice and text messaging, as well as U.S. and international calling. You can use Google Voice as a second phone number that you can use as a "virtual work number". It can be linked to your cell phone or landline or you can use it directly through the web. This webinar will cover the basics to get you started using Google Voice.

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About the Webinar: In this webinar we will show you how to create a resume using Google Docs. The goal is to help you gain confidence in using Google Docs and its features. The following topics will be covered:
 - What is Google Drive and how to use it.
 - How to access and create a Google Doc
 - Templates and formatting for Resumes
 - Options on how to share and submit a resume

About the facilitator: Marta Mazur Rusak is an instruction librarian at the Boston Public Library, where she teaches technology skills classes - when she isn't reading a book in the courtyard, that is. Before coming to Boston, she worked in corporate law and financial regulation in Dublin, Frankfurt, and Montreal. Marta speaks four languages, and has a B.A. ('11) and MLIS ('13) from McGill University. 

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About the Webinar: Create a resume that stands out! This webinar will cover:
- Types of resumes and which one to use depending on your background
- How to create resumes employers will want to read and respond to
- Common resume pitfalls to avoid

About the facilitator: Gabe Vorleto is a Ghanaian-American who relocated to the United States in 2011 and is now a citizen of the U.S. He studied political science and history at the Southeastern Louisiana University; he also has an associate degree in Teaching in Basic Education from World Education Service. Gabriel placed a Harvard Law school admission on hold to pursue AmeriCorps VISTA service for a year. As a result, he fell in love with the community-focused work that contributed to the greater good of humanity and has decided to pursue this passion as Tech Goes Home's Assistant Program Manager.

Create an Eye-catching Cover Letter

About the webinar: Cover Letters are a crucial part of the job application process but job seekers often overlook their importance. Learn how to write an eye-catching cover letter to make your job applications more competitive with writing tips and techniques and also learn how to use Google Docs as a tool to best organize your Cover Letters and send them professionally.

About the facilitator: Victoria Patlajan is the Director of Education at Project Place. She leads a team of instructors and interns with the mission of teaching computer and workforce development skills to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Boston community. Victoria worked for three years as a special education teacher for K-12 students, where she learned how to use remote learning for home-based students and in the classroom. Victoria has her B.A. in English Literature from Clark University and her M.S. in Education Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

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Using Templates in Google Docs to Create and Share Your Resume

​About the webinar: In this webinar we will show you how to create a resume using Google Docs. The goal is to help you gain confidence in using Google Docs and its features. The following topics will be covered: 

- What is Google Drive and how to use it. 

- How to access and create a Google Doc 

- Templates and formatting for Resumes 

- Options on how to share and submit a resume

About the facilitator: Taylor M. LaSane is an Internal and Executive Communications Manager at Google’s Cambridge office where she works to help leaders craft strategic and effective written and verbal communications. She has been with Google for almost 4 years and has held several roles including her over two years supporting small businesses with online marketing and strategy using Google tools. Taylor has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Howard University and is a Michigan native.

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Using the Boston Public Library's Online Resources

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​About the webinar: Using BPL's Resources. The library has lots of resources online that you can access with your Boston Public Library Card, or E-Card. All MA residents can get a BPL e-card and enjoy the same online resources. Join us to learn more about the free subscriptions, tutorials and other resources available. We'll review how to navigate the BPL website to find books, e-books, audiobooks,  streaming media and more, get access to hundreds of free databases, find free events in-person and online, accessing museum passes, and much more.

About the facilitator: Jessica Elias has a Bachelors Degree in Fine Arts from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, and a Masters Degree in Library Science from Simmons College. She serves as the Community Learning Supervisor for the Boston Public Library and oversees a department which focuses on outreach and engagement for underserved and underrepresented populations in Boston, including ESL Learners, Immigrants, Senior Citizens, Adults with Minimal to Zero Digital Literacy Skills, Underemployed/Unemployed adults, Adults in need of health and human services, and adults who are looking to earn their GED/High School Diploma.  Jessica is a huge fan of Tech Goes Home and has facilitated the program in branches of the BPL since 2015. Jessica currently resides in Jamaica Plain and enjoys plants, birds, natural history, cartoons, and the company of her newly-adopted dwarf Siamese cat, Hoagie.

Applying for a Job on Indeed

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​About the webinar: Indeed is the most used job search site in America. Learn how to take advantage of this free resource, upload a profile and resume, and ensure that your application is competitive. We will also cover how to use the indeed search engine to tailor your results and take indeed assessments.

About the facilitator: Victoria Patlajan is the Director of Education at Project Place. She leads a team of instructors and interns with the mission of teaching computer and workforce development skills to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Boston community. Victoria worked for three years as a special education teacher for K-12 students, where she learned how to use remote learning for home-based students and in the classroom. Victoria has her B.A. in English Literature from Clark University and her M.S. in Education Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Using Google Classroom for Families

​About the webinar: While students may not be in the actual classroom, many students are learning within their virtual Google Classroom! This webinar’s goal is to increase families’ confidence with Google Classroom to ease teacher communication, track student’s work and help enhance work quality. We will explore grades, comments and announcements in Google Classroom. We will also explore a resource that has 100+ lessons (basic to advanced) around docs, slides and forms, which are used within Google Classroom.

About the facilitator: Kierstin Giunco has taught primary, upper elementary and middle school aged children. She has taught four Tech Goes Home classes to her school community. In her current classroom, she utilizes google suite and various educational sites to engage students and deepen their understanding. She is excited to teach participants about her knowledge acquired from using technology in the classroom while also learning from them!

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Know Your Chromebook

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​About the webinar: In this webinar you will learn all the basics of using your Chromebook, plus some extra helpful information. We will cover the settings, accessibility options, downloading apps, saving to the google drive vs the computer hard drive, the Google Assistant, and other things such as the Chrome browser, bookmarks, etc.

About the facilitator: Wim Wauters has been with Google for 8 years and currently works as a Chromebook Training Manager in the Google UK office. He's responsible for developing Chromebook training programs for retailer staff across the globe. He's looking forward to meeting everyone and talking about his favorite product!

Google Drive

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​About the webinar: This webinar will describe what Google Drive is and why you should use it. We’ll review how to perform common activities in Google Drive, such as creating, uploading or sharing files and folders. We’ll also review how Google Drive integrates with other applications such as Gmail and Google Docs. At the end of this webinar you should understand how you can use Google Drive as your primary place for storing and retrieving files.

About the facilitator: Dave Pinkney has several degrees in Computer Science and has been working with computers for more than 30 years. Dave is currently an Engineering Manager at Google and an active member of Toastmasters.

Google Sheets

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​About the webinar: Join us for a fun session on the basics of Google Sheets! This workshop will cover how to create a spreadsheet, formatting, sorting, and basic calculations. No prior knowledge of Google Sheets is necessary for this webinar. 

About the facilitator: Qingjian Shi is the Chief Program Officer at TGH. Previous to TGH, Q.J. was Executive Director at English At Large, an organization providing free and accessible English language instruction to immigrants and refugees in Middlesex County. As the Director of Education and Outreach at the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Qingjian conceptualized and implemented a youth initiative called the Youth Empowerment Project – a program engaging Asian American adolescents to become leaders in their communities and voices of anti-violence. Ms. Shi has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is bilingual in Chinese and English.

 

 

 

 

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TGH Instructor Professional Development Webinar:

Learning with Molly Of Denali for Ages 4-8

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​About the webinar:  Molly of Denali is an animated PBS KIDS series that follows the adventures of feisty and resourceful Molly Mabray, a 10-year-old Alaska Native girl.  Molly of Denali is a multimedia project designed to help kids ages 4-8 develop informational text knowledge and skills, while also highlighting traditional Alaska Native values. It includes animated stories, live-action videos, digital games and hands-on activities that support children in using informational texts to solve real-world problems, accomplish tasks, meet their needs and wants, satisfy their curiosity and teach others.  This webinar will prepare TGH instructors to integrate Molly of Denali video content and digital games into their curriculum to complement learning both digitally and through hands-on activities in a variety of media! The free Molly of Denali Learning App works on iPads, Android tablets, and smart phones. You can also experience the Molly app through your computer's web browser at www.pbskids.org/molly/games/qyah

 

In preparation for the webinar we would like you to watch one episode of the TV show.
Please watch Grandpa's Drum on this PBS page.

About the facilitators: Gay Mohrbacher and Melissa Carlson from GBH, Nessie Ruiz from TGH. 
Gay Mohrbacher coordinates educational outreach to childhood audiences for Boston’s PBS station, GBH. GBH is recognized as a national leader in producing media-based resources to support learning and teaching.
Melissa Carlson is a Senior Digital Producer at GBH, where she leads production of educational mobile games, apps, and websites for a variety of children’s series. She has spent over ten years designing play experiences to help teach literacy, science & inquiry, arts, and engineering. 
Nessie has been passionately involved with youth-centered organizations since the age of sixteen. She spent seven years teaching photography at several colleges before moving fully into the not-for-profit sector. She is the Program M
anager at Tech Goes Home where she is working to enhance the curriculum and resources for TGH courses.

TGH Instructor Professional Development Webinar:

Chrome Browser, Google Search, & Google Translate

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​About the webinar: This webinar will provide TGH trainers ideas for teaching others how to use the Chrome browser. The instructor will define core browser concepts and address some areas where beginners may get confused. We will discuss concepts like security, clearing browsing data, and installing extensions. Additionally we'll look at using Google Translate to translate web pages and other text to many different languages. Please bring your questions!
 

About the facilitator: Andrea Fey is a software engineer based in NYC, working on Google Classroom. She has 15 years of engineering experience in e-commerce, software as a service, and climate science. When she’s not at work, she enjoys walking in the park, reading, and traveling.

TGH Instructor Professional Development Webinar:

Google Classrooms for Instructors

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About the webinar: While the idea of creating your own remote classroom can be overwhelming, creating a Google Classroom is much easier than you can believe! Learn how to build and upload curriculum, make a user-friendly interface, give feedback to student contributions, and even have Google grade tests for you.
 

About the facilitator: Victoria Patlajan is the Director of Education at Project Place. She leads a team of instructors and interns with the mission of teaching computer and workforce development skills to individuals experiencing homelessness in the Boston community. Victoria worked for three years as a special education teacher for K-12 students, where she learned how to use remote learning for home-based students and in the classroom. Victoria has her B.A. in English Literature from Clark University and her M.S. in Education Studies from Johns Hopkins University.

Creating a Budget in Google Sheets

​About the webinar: If you have financial goals, creating a budget is the best way to start making progress towards them.  This webinar will help you think through categories of income and expenses and teach you to use Google Sheets to keep track of your savings and spending.  We'll cover basic and intermediate functions of Google Sheets to see how your habits can help you achieve your goals over time.  After this webinar you should be able to create a budget for you and your family, see how choices you make now will affect your finances in the future and be able to tell how much money you are spending on different categories like housing, food, transportation, education and entertainment.

About the facilitator: David Hoffman is the HR Lead for Google Cloud Professional Services.  He has worked at Google for 9 years, managing teams in People Analytics and Compensation before moving into an HR leadership role.  Prior to joining Google, he worked for 11 years at Capital One in Finance and HR management roles.  He holds an MBA from the University of Chicago and a BA in economics from Washington University in St. Louis.  He lives in California with his wife and twin 8-year old daughters.

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Using G Suite to teach online Adult Education classes through Zoom

About the webinar: This webinar will show that teaching online is not about simply showing up on camera, but still carefully planning lessons and using online applications and platforms that work for you and your students. It is easy to feel overwhelmed, but there are some easy tips and tricks that can make it a little more enjoyable for everyone. Specifically, we will focus on how we can use G Suite applications to enhance lessons and facilitate online learning.

About the facilitator: Leah Gregory is a first generation American who has lived almost as much time abroad as in the United States. She has been teaching in the Adult Education field since graduating from Arizona State University in 2008. She has taught in 5 countries and has lived in Boston for 6 years (the longest time in one place!). She works as a Program Coordinator for an Adult Education program in East Boston and still continues to teach.

Google Chrome Browser, Search, Translate

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​About the webinar: We'll be exploring all the awesome uses of the technology at our disposal. We're going to cover not only the basics but other ways we can use these tools to explore the world around us and discover new ways to use these tools! We'll also go in depth in terms of search and show folks how to really delve deep into research (don't always settle for the first thing you find - dig deep!) 

About the facilitator: Christopher Dea is a veteran director/educator/manager who has directed, managed, and taught in many places. Christopher has been fortunate to teach a diverse group of students from all over - from Roxbury, MA to Normal, IL to Hong Kong, China and to other places too! Christopher is a social person who enjoys meeting new people, discovering new things, and learning much from his students. The classroom is the place where we all discover together, a place where our journeys take us beyond our selves and into the greater outside.

Gmail

​About the webinar: This webinar will cover how to use Gmail's basic features and functionality for efficient communication and productivity. Topics will include an overview of the user interface (basic sections and functions), must-have security, basic settings, drafting and sending emails, message actions and management, and best practices. Every step will be exemplified in real-time.
 

About the facilitator: Leonardo Espinosa is an artist/educator/social entrepreneur experienced in teaching in diverse contexts. He directed the Adult Education program at Boston HERC for several years. These days, besides teaching English and music, he helps building and strengthening organizations in the fields of community/educational development, TESOL, technology, social justice, and the arts—in the US and abroad. He is a violinist with the New England Philharmonic, Harvard Early Music Society, and many other gigs in and out of town. You can see his photography at www.leonardoespinosa.com

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Learning Sites for at-home Use

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​About the webinar: Although teachers are going above and beyond to keep students learning, the typical school day is filled with enrichment and support that is difficult to replicate. This webinar’s goal is to expose families to free educational sites for elementary, middle and high-school students that aim to enrich and support learning. We will explore sites that offer standardized-assessment practice in math and literacy with differentiated lessons, as well as youtube channels with instruction. We will also explore a resource that helps gauge appropriate online usage, as well as a site that has 100+ lessons (basic to advanced) around docs, slides and forms, which are used within Google Classroom. 

About the facilitator: Kierstin has taught primary, upper elementary and middle school aged children. She has taught four Tech Goes Home classes to her school community. In her current classroom, she utilizes google suite and various educational sites to engage students and deepen their understanding. She is excited to teach participants about her knowledge acquired from using technology in the classroom while also learning from them!

TGH Instructor Professional Development Webinar:

Google Forms

​About the webinar: Learn the basics of creating a Google Form. We'll go over different types of questions, collecting basic information on Google form, and how to analyse responses. No prior knowledge of Google Form is necessary for this webinar.

About the facilitator: Qingjian Shi is the Chief Program Officer at TGH. Previous to TGH, Q.J. was Executive Director at English At Large, an organization providing free and accessible English language instruction to immigrants and refugees in Middlesex County. As the Director of Education and Outreach at the Asian Task Force Against Domestic Violence, Qingjian conceptualized and implemented a youth initiative called the Youth Empowerment Project – a program engaging Asian American adolescents to become leaders in their communities and voices of anti-violence. Ms. Shi has a B.A. from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. She is bilingual in Chinese and English. 

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Cómo crear un currículum laboral (en Español)

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Sobre el seminario web: Este seminario de web es un taller para aprender cómo crear un resume efectivo. El taller cubrirá los diferentes tipos de resumes y cuál usar según su experiencia laboral. También discutirá los errores comunes que deben evitarse al escribir un resume además de recursos locales para su búsqueda de empleo.


Sobre la facilitadora:
Luisa Baez. Nacida y criada en San Juan, Puerto Rico, Luisa se graduó recientemente de la universidad con un Bachillerato en Economía y Gobierno. Como estudiante, Luisa fue co-maestra del Programa CIVICS del Instituto de Política, liderando clases semanales de educación cívica a estudiantes de escuelas públicas de Boston. ¡Ella está muy emocionada de trabajar con TGH este verano durante su pasantía!

 

 

Google Drive webinar in ARABIC! 

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​About the webinar: سيغطي هذا البرنامج التعليمي على الويب Google Drive ويجيب عن ثلاثة أسئلة مهمة:! ما هو محرك جوجل؟ لماذا نستخدمها؟ وكيف نستخدمها؟ سنرشدك عبر بعض المهام البسيطة الشائعة ونعلمك أيضًا بعض المهام الأكثر تقدمًا لتحقيق أقصى استفادة من مساحة تخزين Google Drive. سنوضح لك أيضًا كيفية دمج استخدام Google Drive في جهاز Chromebook!

About the facilitator: Elkhadir Didane

Solicitud de empleo en línea (en Español)

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Sobre el seminario web: Solicitud de empleo en línea (en Español)


Sobre la facilitadora:
Luisa Baez. Nacida y criada en San Juan, Puerto Rico, Luisa se graduó recientemente de la universidad con un Bachillerato en Economía y Gobierno. Como estudiante, Luisa fue co-maestra del Programa CIVICS del Instituto de Política, liderando clases semanales de educación cívica a estudiantes de escuelas públicas de Boston. ¡Ella está muy emocionada de trabajar con TGH este verano durante su pasantía!

 

 

September 16, 2020 - 2pm - 3:30pm EST

Google Calendar

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​About the webinar: Learn how to use Google Calendar! In this webinar we will cover all the basics like, how to get to the calendar from your browser, how to create an event, how to invite guests. We will also cover some more features like, color coding and sharing your calendar with family and friends.
 

About the facilitator: Taylor M. LaSane is an Internal and Executive Communications Manager at Google’s Cambridge office where she works to help leaders craft strategic and effective written and verbal communications. She has been with Google for almost 4 years and has held several roles including her over two years supporting small businesses with online marketing and strategy using Google tools. Taylor has a bachelor’s degree in marketing from Howard University and is a Michigan native.

Registro de Seminario Web: Creando un Presupuesto en Google Sheets

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Sobre el webinar: Si tiene metas financieras, crear un presupuesto es la mejor manera de comenzar a avanzar hacia ellas. Este seminario web lo ayudará a pensar en categorías de ingresos y gastos y le enseñará a usar Google Sheets para realizar un seguimiento de sus ahorros y gastos. Cubriremos las funciones básicas e intermedias de Google Sheets para ver cómo sus hábitos pueden ayudarlo a lograr sus objetivos a lo largo del tiempo. Después de este seminario web, debería poder crear un presupuesto para usted y su familia, ver cómo las decisiones que tome ahora afectarán sus finanzas en el futuro y poder saber cuánto dinero está gastando en diferentes categorías como vivienda, comida, transporte , educación y entretenimiento.

Sobre el facilitador: Roberto Ruju lleva 10 años en Google, donde desempeña actualmente el cargo de Director de Partners de Marketing Globales. Está licenciado en ingeniería y trabajó como consultor antes de incorporarse a Google. Vive en Londres con su familia.  

TGH Instructor Professional Development Webinar: Google Slides

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​About the webinar: Learn more about Google Slides, from basic to advanced features. We will discuss concepts like slide transitions, speaker notes, presentation tips, and more. Please bring your questions!
 

About the facilitator: Will Lin is a software engineer based in Cambridge, working on the Google App for Android. He has 13 years of engineering experience in microprocessors and Android apps. When he's not working, he enjoys puzzles and going to parks with his family.

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