If you are interested in hiring Tim Welch to help with your G Suite for Work and Education, contact Tim at 541-910-8231. We can get your organization up and running with GSuite in a very short time.
Tim can provide ongoing training for your staff on the use of Gmail, Calendars, Documents, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Forms. Check our projects page to see examples of the kinds of sites and training in which Tim has been involved.
Tim Welch has been an educator for the past 30 years. I began my career as a bilingual instructor teaching 3rd grade at Greenwood Elementary School in La Grande, Oregon for nine years. Then, in 1995, I had the opportunity to work with Eastern Oregon University on an NSF grant. We developed a program for K-12 teachers to help improve science instruction. The program PEERS (People Exploring Ecosystem Resources as Stewards) focused on using inquiry-based projects to provide a rich context in which students explore ecosystem issues. Student interest drives the inquiries which students pursue. Evaluation of learning comes from the project displays and presentations that collaborative groups produce to summarize their learning.
Sound familiar? In this new millennium, educators have a huge focus on collaborative, inquiry-based, projects. It is a proven educational pedagogy that improves student interest and learning outcomes.
Tim had been the IT/Network Director for La Grande Public Schools, (retired July 2016). In this position, Tim managed the complete IT infrastructure and Instructional Technology development for the district. La Grande School District is a district of about 2200 students with 4 Elementary Schools, one middle school and one high school. There is a staff of 300. In 2012, LGSD migrated to GAFE, Google APPS for Education, now known as GSuite. In this capacity, Tim had been responsible for developing and providing all training for staff and students in the use of the GSuite environment. Tim is a Google Certified Trainer since 2011.
For the past eight years, Tim has also been an adjunct faculty at EOU, teaching CS335, an Introduction to Computer Networks, for the Computer Science Department.