CCS is a Google Apps for Education (GAFE) System. GAFE is a core suite of productivity applications that Google offers to schools and educational institutions free of charge. These communication and collaboration apps include Gmail, Drive, Docs, Calendar, Sites and other collaborative tools supported by Google. One of the most advantageous apps is Google Classroom. This simple-to-set-up, easy-to-use learning environment allows for quick and seamless access and sharing of documents, images, links and much more. Classroom (and all GAFE) exists completely online. Access can be from any device with an Internet connection.
CCS is using Google Classroom to host its Educator Effectiveness program. CCS recognizes the importance self-evaluation, professional learning and peer collaboration have in the positive growth of our teachers, and ultimate success of our students. The CCS Educator Effectiveness Plan is based on the Alabama Professional Teaching Standards. The plan was designed by a committee of CCS educators dedicated to ensuring the plan supported the needs of students and teachers in our system and continued the expectations of high standards.
All Educator Effectiveness materials will be completed through the use of Google Classroom. Teachers will submit their materials and administrators will be able to access, evaluate and respond through Google Classroom.