Google Looker Studio for Educators and School Leaders

Empower school teams to gather, analyse and understand school data with Google Looker Studio.

Cohort 7

Every Wednesday evening for 6 weeks at 12:30pm-2:00pm (CET) | 1:30pm-3:00pm (Saudi Arabia) | 2:30pm-4:00pm (Dubai) | 5:30pm-7:00pm (Bangkok) | 6:30pm-8:00pm (Singapore/Philippines) | 7:30pm-9:00pm (Japan/Korea).

  • Session 1: March 13, 2024
  • Session 2: March 20, 2024
  • Session 3: March 27, 2024
  • Session 4: April 3, 2024
  • Session 5: April 10, 2024
  • Session 6: April 24, 2024

(note: recordings of sessions will be made available to participants)


  • Early Bird promo (Individual) $724 available until February 16th 2024!
  • Early Bird Group (for 3+) $699 per person available until February 16th 2024!
  • Regular (Individual): $999
  • Regular (Group 3+): $899 per person

In this course you will improve your learning and gain valuable insights for effectively sharing data as information. You will be equipped with the skills to help your school to become not just “data rich” but “information rich.” Through hands-on practice, you will be guided through building dashboards that you can share with your colleagues right away. Once you join this course, remember, you are not alone!  You’ll become a member of a community that will be able to share ideas, ask questions, and support each other during and after this course.

  • Connect data from multiple common sources to Looker Studio
  • Learn how to set up your spreadsheets to work with Looker Studio
  • Develop good data literacy skills
  • Develop good practices behind data visualizations
  • Create multiple dashboards through hands-on practice and walkthroughs
  • Become an inhouse expert for creating dashboards for your organization
  • Become part of an exclusive community for risk-free question asking and support


Session Title



Intro to course (Asynchronous)

  • Course overview
  • Welcome to the Community
  • Initial Participant Data Collection


Data Culture: Setting up your School for Success with the Use of Data

  • Create an environment for strong data use in schools
  • Learn basic the layout & structure with Google Looker Studio
  • Build your first dashboard on Day 1


Data Literacy and Design: Don’t Use the Default!

  • Learn fundamental Dataviz skills
  • Make your dashboards come together visually
  • Know the difference between a good chart and a not so good chart
  • Final Project Brainstorming Session


Data Collection: Give Educators Information They Didn’t Even Know They Needed

  • Connect social-emotional data to GDS
  • Combine multiple data sets to provide timely information
  • Learn how to use non-academic data to help teachers
  • Hands-on Dashboard Creation
  • Final Project Decision and Share


Connecting and Cleaning: Getting our Data to Work in GDS

  • Learn how to connect data from the most common sources (sheets, forms, csv)
  • Learn how to set up your spreadsheets to work with GDS
  • Hands-on Dashboard Creation
  • Final Project Peer Review and Feedback


Data Privacy: How Share your Dashboards with the Right People

  • Learn about sharing features in GDS
  • Learn how to create SSO environments for users
  • Hands-on Dashboard Creation
  • Final Project Peer Review and Feedback


Effective Communication through Data Visualization

  • Put your skills to the test: Dashboard Makeover Challenge
  • Final Project Showcase and Review

Meet the Trainer: Chris Smith

Chris is a Data & Innovation Specialist and Elementary Technology Coach at Singapore American School. He has 17 years of experience as a classroom teacher, mainly in grades K-4. Chris is a Google Innovator, an Apple Distinguished Educator, and an Apple Professional Learning Specialist. He has a passion for making the lives of teachers easier by creating automated systems for mundane tasks. Chris helps build online dynamic dashboards that help teachers understand their students through both internal and external assessments. 

He also enjoys working with students to unleash their creativity beyond copy and paste from online resources. He is a life-long learner and continues to search for new innovations to allow both teachers and students to be creative.  Chris has a background in data visualisation and is a member of the data team at Singapore American School. 

In his spare time, he enjoys curling up next to a good spreadsheet.