DigitalBug—Google Services

ESD 112 is pleased to introduce DigitalBug, a Google services program offering specialized training and assistance for school districts on the use of Google Apps for Education.

Over 70% of districts in Washington have adopted Google Apps for Education (GAFE) domains for their schools. This is exciting news, as these tools support highly engaged learners! By using these apps, students can research, collaborate, publish and produce new products in ways that they never could before!

Adopting a GAFE domain is one thing...but transitioning classrooms into learning environments where students are highly engaged with these tools takes time, patience, planning and professional development. Our expert staff can lead your district through the change process. Whether you are just starting to research Google Apps for Education or a veteran GAFE district that needs professional development for your educators, our highly qualified staff can help your organization meet its goals.

Three Levels of Service:

Our services are divided into three categories, which reflect the transition that districts make as they adopt Google Apps for Education.

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Level 1:

Assistance with planning and preparing for the use of Google Apps for Education, and setting up your district's GAFE console to align with your organizational structure and policy.

Level 2:

Professional development of all school and district staff on the effective use and integration of the Google Apps for Education suite of tools for teaching, learning, communication, collaboration and productivity.

Level 3:

The development of instructional leadership with Google Apps for Education, resulting in increased capacity within your district to develop a self-support model of professional development and collaboration through a Professional Learning Community.

nexus2cee_google-admin-iconSouthwest Washington GAFE Admins Usergroup

Are you a Google Apps for Education Administrator in a school district? The DigitalBug hosts a free usergroup at ESD 112 every other month. Most attendees are from ESD 112 member districts, but those from outside our region are welcome, too. This is an informal conversation, with the agenda created by the attendees. We discuss everything GAFE-related: domain setup, console tips and tricks, add-ons and third party software, hardware, management issues, and more. There's a lot of knowledge and experience in the room, and attendees tell us it's a useful way to spend a Friday morning! If you'd like to receive reminders and invitations to our usergroup meetings, please email Katherine Livick or visit our Google+ page . We hope to see you there!


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Additional Information

Fees for districts and organizations within ESD 112's service region

For districts in ESD 112’s service region, the contractual fees for workshops listed on this web site are charged at a rate of $950 per day for the first ten days. For more extensive contracts within the same school year, discounts are available. Please contact us for more information. Please Note: Rates effective September 1, 2017 and subject to change. Due to the extensive travel required to serve some locations, rates may vary based on actual travel expenses.

Fees for districts outside of ESD 112's service region

The contractual fees for workshops listed on this web site are charged at a rate of $1,500 per day for districts outside of ESD 112’s region, plus reimbursement for actual program travel expenses. For organizations that want consecutive days of training, the cost is $1,500 for the first two days, and then $1,350 per day after that, plus reimbursement for actual travel expenses. Workshop fees may vary, based on the degree of customization desired, your location, the number of consecutive days desired at a single location, and other pertinent factors. Please Note: Rates effective September 1, 2017 and subject to change.

To ensure a quality experience for participants, our hands-on workshops are limited to no more than 24 participants.

Clock hours are available for all workshops, and are provided by Educational Service District 112. Participants pay an additional fee for clock hours.

To schedule professional development for your school, district or agency

Because of the high demand for our workshops, you are encouraged to talk to one of the DigitalBug experts as soon as possible to get on their calendar.