‘Grow with Google’ set March 26

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Adults looking to improve skills for growing their own businesses or advancing their careers —  or just helping their children navigate the Google world — have a new opportunity in Jackson County next week.

The Jackson County School System will host a free workshop to present an overview of Google’s Applied Digital Skills program Tuesday, March 26, from 4-7 p.m. at its 441 Gordon Street Center in Jefferson.

The workshop is free, and dinner will be provided, but registration is required by Friday, March 22. Parents and community members interested in participating can register online at bit.ly/JCSS_AppSki2019 or by calling Brenda Williams at 706-367-5151, ext. 17150.

This new-to-Georgia interactive event is offered by the O’Briant Group, a Google for Education Partner headquartered in Atlanta, and is open to teachers, school staff, parents and community members.

It is designed to introduce Goggle’s AppSki curriculum, a no-cost, online way to help learners practice basic digital skills in project-based settings with G-Suite products — for example, using Gmail and Google Docs and Sheets to create a budget or plan a trip.

The curriculum includes step-by-step video tutorials that individuals can access at their own pace. It also provides a path to earn professional G-Suite/Google Cloud certification, which measures an individual’s ability to work with G Suite’s productivity and collaboration tools.

“Seating is limited, so we want to encourage participants to register right away,” said Todd Nickelsen, assistant superintendent of teaching and learning for JCSS.

A focus of the workshop will be exploring ways the curriculum can help build an entrepreneurial mindset in young people.

A flyer with more information is available online at bit.ly/jcssappskiflyer.