Make Slides your own by modifying themes

This session has been completed.
Facilitator: Janet Bell
Date:June 23, 2022
Time:4:00 pm to 5:00 pm MTN
No charge
Location: Virtual
Session Code: 22-TI-182
Focus: Curriculum, Assessment & Pedagogy Technology Integration

Target Audience

Teachers, School-based Administrators, Instructional Coaches, Learning Coaches, Inclusive Learning Teachers

About this Learning Opportunity

Have you ever wondered how some people have been able to create and use amazing Slides themes in their presentations, when all you see in your right-hand Themes menu is just a bunch of boring templates?

In this practical session, we will first explore the amazing Slidesmania resources, and then deconstruct one of them "behind the curtain", where Paula has worked her magic with color, fonts, backgrounds, text and image placeholders, and layouts. Together, we'll customize a theme with a logo and precise logo palette, and share some tips and resources that can help you - and your students - create Slides themes that are definitely a cut above those that we see in the Themes menu in Slides. Interested in challenging students to show what they know in a Google Slides presentation, but also want them to be able to level-up their understanding of design to reinforce ideas? Make sure their templates also reinforce their ideas through mindful design choices - in color, font, backgrounds and layouts. Come prepared to play!


Please note this session will be recorded and made available to registered participants.

This session addresses the LQS competencies

  • #2: Modeling Commitment to Professional Learning
  • #4: Leading a Learning Community

This session addresses the TQS competencies

  • #2: Engaging in Career-Long Learning
  • #3: Demonstrating a Professional Body of Knowledge

This learning opportunity is being subsidized through funding from Alberta Education.

About the Facilitator

An English teacher originally, Janet's career evolved over the years from classroom teacher to consultant, co-leading edtech integration across the province as a member  of the and ARPDC provincial teams, to school and district leadership as a Department Head at Lillian Osborne High School and a TIPS (Technology Integration and Planning Supports) Consultant with Edmonton Public Schools. A Google Certified Trainer and SMART Certified Trainer, these days Janet brings both vision and practical strategies to help support your integration of G Suite and SMART Learning Suite, reputable third-party applications, makerspaces, digital citizenship and more, within today's emergent and shifting learning spaces. In her spare time, she enjoys the four generations of her family.