Great Plains Summit 2021

Are You Ready for the 2021 Summit?!

The Great Plains Summit is a 2 day virtual conference focused on the use of Google Workspace for Education in K-12 environments as well as other tech topics such as AR/VR, tech leadership and engaging learners of all ages.

This year's summit will happen July 13–14, 2021.

Topics range from classroom tools like Google Classroom, Google Docs and Forms to exploration and research apps such as Google Earth and YouTube. The Great Plains Summit, due to the coronavirus, will be presented online for this, its ninth year.

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2021 Presenters

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Stay tuned as we continue to add to this list!

George Barcenas

Technology Coordinator/CTE

Bellevue Union School District

Santa Rosa, CA

Eric Curts

Technology Integration Specialist

Curtsworks LLC

Canton, OH

Book Author

Julia Dweck

Gifted Teacher

Willow Lane Elementary School

Allentown, PA

Shaelynn Farnsworth

National director of educator outreach and success

News Literacy Project

Conrad, IA

Patricia Flores

World Language Facilitator/Online Curriculum Wriiter

Frisco Independet School District

Frisco, Texas

Jen Giffen

Teacher Librarian

York Region District School Board

Ontario, Canada

Nadine Gilkison

District Technology Integration Specialist

Franklin Township Schools

Indianapolis, IN

Jessica Lenore Williams

Technology Department Head

Illing Middle School

Manchester, CT

Paula Martinez



Madrid, Spain

John Meehan

English teacher, instructional coach

Bishop O’Connell High School

Arlington, VA

Book Author

Anne Nash

Senior Program Manager

Google for Education

Chicago, IL

Donnie Piercey

Fifth grade teacher

Fayette County Public Schools

Lexington, KY

Traci Plitz

Kindergarten teacher and K-3 technology integration specialist

Billings Public Schools

Billings, MT

Ebonee Rice

VP, Educator Network

News Literacy Project

Amanda Sandoval

History and EL Teacher

Eleanor Roosevelt High School

Norco, CA

Wanda Terral

Director of Technology

Lakeland School System

Memphis, TN

Tom Woods

Google for Education Training Lead

Amplified IT



The Great Plains Summit is the perfect starting point for your journey if you are new to The Google Workspace for Education. From Docs to Sheets to Forms, we offer a variety of sessions aimed at the novice user. Walk in as a beginner, walk out with confidence!


Climb Higher

Ready to take your Google Apps skills to the next level? Our presenters are ready to pull you up. Use scripting to tie Google apps together to create powerful workflows or see how to manage a school or district full of users and devices using the Administrator Dashboard.



We bring in some of the most-skilled and best-presenting k-12 edtech speakers from around the country. They can't wait to share their knowledge and experience with you.