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Grow with Google is bringing digital skills trainings, best-practice workshops, and hands-on demos to Hawthorn Arts Centre. 

Whether you’re a business owner, a journalist, a nonprofit, an educator or just hoping to learn a new skill, Grow with Google’s workshops have something for you.

WHEN

Thursday 24th & Friday 25th October 2019

WHERE

Hawthorn Arts Centre, 360 Burwood Rd, Hawthorn VIC 3122
Journalists

For Journalists

Google and the Walkley Foundation are working together to bring the latest digital skills to newsrooms across Australia and New Zealand. Together, we aim to provide free and in-person training workshops to 4,000 journalists, editors and students by the end of the year.

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn a broad range of practical tools that you can use immediately, from advanced search techniques, to using data to tell stories, to the latest ways to detect and fight misinformation online.

 

 

 

10:30am

Registration, free barista coffee & light morning tea

10:45am

Google News Initiative workshop

Some of the modules covered include:

  • Advanced Search: Searching with Precision
  • Google Alerts: Stay in the Know
  • Google Trends: Understanding the Data Further
  • Google Public Data Explorer: Access a World of Trusted Data
  • Google Image Search: How to separate genuine eyewitness accounts from misattributed content
  • YouTube: How to examine YouTube videos
  • Google Maps & Streetview: Finding out where something happened 

12:30pm

Workshop ends

Infoxchange

For Jobseekers & Students

Digital Springboard is a program by Infoxchange and Google to help people learn the digital skills they need to thrive in work and life.

As part of the Grow with Google Melbourne event, Infoxchange will be running a Digital Springboard workshop on digital skills to land your dream job. 

 

 

3:30pm

Digital skills to land your dream job workshop.

In this informal workshop, we'll cover: 

  • The key elements of an online professional profile and how it can help you stand out to employers
  • How to think creatively about your skills and strengths
  • Showcasing your professional experience and achievements effectively
  • Establishing your online professional brand

5:30pm

Workshop ends

 

Businesses

For Local Businesses 

This workshop is designed for those who own or manage a business and particularly relevant to people who wish to learn free ways to help get your business found online.

In this workshop you will:

  • Uncover the practical steps you can take to help put your business on Google Maps & Search and be found online by new customers.
  • Learn how search engines and online advertising can help you connect with more customers.
  • Discover how to un-earth and interpret real-time information about people/or customers interacting with a website, and how you can draw out actionable insights that can help your business make better decisions.

 

7:30am

Registration, free barista coffee & light breakfast

8:00am

Workshop covering:

  • Be Found on Google Search and Maps
  • Learn the Basics of Google Ads
  • Make Better Decisions with Analytics

9:30am

 Workshop ends; demos & chats with Googlers

 

 

 

Nonprofits

For Nonprofits

Curious how to use Google products to achieve more for your nonprofit? Wondering how to leverage Ad Grants to drive online donations, recruit volunteers, and raise awareness for your cause?

This session will introduce you to Google for Nonprofits and the Google products available to eligible nonprofits. We’ll then spend some time going deeper into one particular product - Ad Grants - and some strategies for getting the most from Google’s digital advertising tools.

10:30am

Registration & light morning tea

10:45am

Google for Nonprofits + Ad Grants workshop

12:00pm

Workshop ends 

Educators

For Educators 

Designed for teachers, school and IT leaders wanting to learn how to use Google’s education tools to improve teaching, learning and protect students’ data.

For educators, there will be practical ideas to meet each of your learners' unique needs, getting hands on with accessibility features in G Suite for Education and Chromebooks and we’ll share top tips for using Google Classroom and G Suite to improve efficiency across your school.

IT admins will learn tools and best practice to better secure your school’s data and protect students privacy.

1:00pm

Registration, free barista coffee & housekeeping 

1:15pm 

Get started with Google for Education Icebreaker 

1:30pm

Introduction: redefining teaching & learning with technology

1:45pm

Hands-on:

Building an inclusive classroom using Google's Accessibility features

IT admins learn how to better secure your school's data and protect students privacy with the Chrome Education Upgrade

Educators will learn Google Classroom and G Suite tips to increse efficiency across the school

3:45pm

Reflection and next steps

4:00pm

Workshop ends