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 productivity apps like Google Docs and Forms to exploration and research apps such as Google Earth to creative tools like YouTube and Picasa. Learn how to become a Google Apps master and discover what makes Chromebooks such a great option for anybody that finds themselves living in the cloud. The Great Plains Summit will return to Southwest High School in Lincoln, Nebraska for its third year July 17–18, 2014!
We'll announce 2014 presenters in the coming weeks.
Here were our 2013 presenters!
- Chris Lehmann: Founding Principal of the Science Leadership Academy
- Stacy Behmer: Grant Wood AEA, Cedar Rapids, IA
- Mitch Dowhower: Northwest Area Education Agency, Sioux City, IA
- David Freeburg: Hopkins Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN
- Benjamin Friesen: Hopkins Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN
- Chad Kafka: Franklin Public Schools, Franklin, WI
- Molly Schroeder, Edina Public Schools, Edina MN
- Jim Sill, El Diamante High School, Ave Visalia, CA
- Henry Thiele, Maine 207 Schools, Park Ridge, IL
- John Unruh-Friesen, Hopkins Public Schools, Minneapolis, MN
- Jeff Utecht: Educator, Consultant & Presenter, Seattle, WA
The 2014 Great Plains Google Summit will take place at Lincoln, Nebraska's Southwest High School. Situated conveniently near many dining and shopping opportunities, Southwest has ample parking and impressive indoor spaces. Southwest High School is located at 7001 S 14th Street, 68512.
Directions from North/I-80
If you are coming from the North side of Lincoln either via Interstate 80 or Highway 77, you'll want to take I-80 Exit 397 South towards Beatrice. Continue on Highway 77 for 5 miles until you get to W Old Cheney Road. Turn left (East) and continue to 14th Street. Turn right (South) and drive 1.2 miles. Southwest High School will be on your right.
Directions from South/Hwy-77
Driving on Highway 77, turn right (East) on Saltillo Road, then turn left (North) almost immediately on 14th Street. Drive for 3 miles and Southwest High School will be on your left.
Directions from Southeast/Hwy-2
Between 84th Street and 70th street, there is a left turn for Pine Lake Road. Take Pine Lake Road to 14th Street and Southwest High School will be directly in front of you.
Create Your Own Directions
We invite you to use Google Maps to generate directions for wherever you may be visiting us from.
We have worked with the nearest hotel, the Holiday Inn—Lincoln Southwest, to provide conference attendees a rate of $109/night. This is a discount of around $20/night. The hotel is just a little over a mile from the conference site and very near shopping and dining areas. Tell them you are with the Great Plains Google Summit to get your special rate. Reservations must be made by July 3 to lock in this rate.
Holiday Inn — Lincoln Southwest
2500 Tamarin Ridge Road (site | map)
Lincoln, Nebraska, 68512
Front Desk: 402-421-1893
Hotel Fax: 402-421-1894
Other Recommended Hotels
Residence Inn—Lincoln South
5865 Boboli Lane (site | map)
Lincoln, NE 68516
Newest hotel in South Lincoln. Very nice. Great Scooter's coffee shop just across green space. A little pricier than other hotels, but larger rooms and they say they have a fantastic breakfast.
Hampton Inn Lincoln—South/Heritage Park
5922 Vandervoort Drive (site | map)
Lincoln, NE 68516
Still less than 10 minutes away by car, but right across the street from one of the most solid places to eat in Lincoln: Lazlo's.
Google Summit is offered for one credit hour through Doane College. Participants must attend both days, full days. Tuition is $210 and due by 8:30 on the first day. New Students must pay a $30 application fee. You will see Jackie Ediger at the registration table. Any questions, contact Jackie Ediger at firstname.lastname@example.org. Payment is required and accepted on-site via check.
Forms for credit must be received by 10am, Thursday, July 17.