Great Plains Summit: July 16th to 17th, 2020
2022 Great Plains Summit

Google Workspace for Education - Securing & Empowering your Cloud Environment

Session Description

**Double Session** 2 hours w/break.

From Fundamentals to Plus we will review how the many versions of Google Workspace for Education help secure your staff and students' online environment. We will deep dive into educational best practices of security settings within the Admin Console. Just as important as security, is facilitating good collaboration and student success. Learn how different versions and features best support the classroom and remote learning.

Audience: All IT, CTO, Google Admins, Schools thinking Google

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Session Presenters

Tom Woods
Google for Education Training Lead

A Google Cloud Certified Administrator, Certified Deployment Specialist and Amplified Admin with over 26 years in IT and 20 years in K-12 educational technology. Tom brings unique insights into the planning, implementation and support of Google for Education in the K-12 space. CDW Amplified for Education is an education-focused Google technical consultancy. They work throughout North America with schools and districts ranging in size from a few hundred students, to over 500,000 students. Amplified IT works with schools, districts and the Google EDU team to create best practices for the deployment of Google for Education. Amplified IT empowers schools IT staff through tools and services like their GFE Audit, GFE Kickstart and Amplified Labs tools.

Eric Sizemore
Google for Education Training Consultant

Eric lives in Oklahoma and joined the Amplified IT team in 2020 after working 8 years as a Technology Director in public schools. During his time in the public education system he helped move multiple districts to Google for Education both directly and indirectly through consultative support to other districts. Today, he is a Technical Account Manager who works with school districts on understanding all things Google for Education and partner products for K12. Eric received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith in Media Communications and his MBA from Western Governors University in IT Management. When he isn’t working he enjoys kayaking, yelling at the TV when the Sooners are playing, attending OKC Thunder games, and taking road trips with his dog Riley. His favorite food is tacos and his favorite drink is a COOP F5 IPA.