What is the Great Plains Summit?

The Great Plains Summit Featuring Google for Education is a two day conference focused on the use of Google Apps for Education in K-12 environments. Topics range from classroom tools like Google Classroom and Chromebooks to productivity apps like Google Docs and Forms to exploration and research apps such as Google Earth and YouTube. The Great Plains Summit is returning to Southwest High School in Lincoln, Nebraska for its fourth year July 14–15, 2016!

Registration is only $199 and is open now!

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2016 Sessions Announced!

Browse the incredible sessions to be presented at this summer's Great Plains Summit! We have planned 9 solid hours of Google Goodness spread over 7 rooms and 2 days. Attend sessions like "One-Hour Film School" by Kevin Brookhouser, "Forms + Flubaroo = My students started reading their flipping textbooks" by John Unruh-Friesen and "How to use Google Cardboard in Class" by Sylvia Duckworth. We can't wait to see you here!


Take Off!

The Great Plains Summit is the perfect launching pad if you are new to Google Apps 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.


Expert Instruction

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

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Interested in keeping up to date with the Great Plains Summit? Sign up for our mailing list and we'll inform and remind you about key dates (like registration opening) and important announcements as the summit nears. We promise to respect your inbox and not send too much!

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The Great Plains Google Summit is a collaboration between ESU 6, ESU 9 and ESU 18. For more information, please contact any member of the planning team.

Lynne Herr, ESU 6

Jackie Ediger, ESU 9

Brian Fitzgerald, ESU 18


Hey 2014 summit attendees! Looking for that one link, slide or fantastic resource that a presenter talked about at the summit?

Visit the Archive

Thank You!

Thank you to the Nebraska Educational Technology Association (NETA) for their support and promotion. You can learn more about them and their fantastic annual spring conference here.