Instructional Materials Development for Your Google Classroom, Spring 2019

Course Number: EDU 5515 C18
Instructor: Patricia Aigner
Location: Rutland High School
Dates and Times: Face-to-face Saturday, May 4, 2019, with the remainder online with flexible pace/schedule, ending June 29, 2019.
Credits: 3 graduate credits
Tuition: $950

Note: Course payment of $950 by check or purchase order, payable to Castleton University, is due at the time of registration. A purchase order number can be entered into the online registration form and the purchase order can be uploaded to the registration form. If paying by check, please mail the check to Financial & Registration Services, Castleton University, 62 Alumni Drive, Castleton, VT 05753. To help us ensure that your payment is applied to the correct course, PLEASE WRITE “CFS” IN THE CHECK MEMO LINE. Thank you.

Course Description

This course will assist educators in the development of an online learning environment using Google Classroom to enhance student instruction.
We will:

  • Develop a plan for how the instructor wishes to use Google Classroom alongside face-to-face instruction
  • Identify content options in Google—and acquire or create course content
  • Look at the role of media in an online environment and produce or locate media
  • Explore the role of assessment in an online environment—pre, summative, formative
  • Discussions and student engagement
  • Grading with technology
  • Sharing resources such as forms and other take-home items

In addition to 5 hours of face to face instruction, participants will interact with a Learning Management System for class discussions, responses to articles and other activities. Students can work at their own pace.

Course Goals & Objectives

Participants will be able to:

  1. Get started using Google Classroom in their school district and/or improve the quality of their existing Google Classroom
  2. Identify and build content, media, and assessment for a course or courses to create greater student engagement

Course Expectations

Grading Structure:

Project milestones met and the project completed 40%
Participate in the weekly online activities 25%
Reading assignments and reflections in an online journal 25%
Professionalism and management of time 10%


Participate in the online community and be prepared to learn
Work on assignments in a timely manner
Complete weekly online activities
Ask for assistance as needed, and take advantage of online office hours or face-to-face


Produce a technology-rich Google Classroom, this classroom should include those technology items designed in each week:

  • Pre-assessment
  • Formative
  • Summative assessment
  • Screencast or video of instruction for the classroom
  • Discussion questions
  • Other course content

Required Texts

Primary Software Resources:

  • Google Drive Google Apps YouTube
  • Google Tools Google Classroom Google Add-ons

Primary Print and Online Resources:

  • Text: Articles and Text Chapters from a variety of authors
  • Screencasts and videos: Instructor and a variety of resources
  • National Educational Technology Standards for teachers: Preparing Teachers to Use Technology (ISTE) and Common Core

For additional course information

Patricia Aigner
(802) 683-5060

For additional registration information

Bethany Sprague
(802) 468-1325

Register online now!