CDI Professional Development

The EdTechTeam is proud to offer a variety of Google in Education Workshops lead by Google Innovators and Google Certified Trainers through CDI. EdTechTeam is a Google for Education Partner and provides professional learning experience in education across the globe.


We’ve put together a comprehensive District Package to help build capacity in your schools. Read our downloadable Path to Certification to learn about how EdTechTeam can work with a group of Teacher Leaders to follow the path to Google Certified Trainer over the course of one year. Then contact your CDI rep to arrange for us to come in and work with your staff.

We are often asked the best ways to move forward and implement Google Certifications in schools and districts. Many principals are challenging their teachers to get certified and supporting time spent to do so. We see groups of PLCs and elementary teams studying together as they support each other, we see many teachers choosing to do it on their own. Many administrators see the value in having a Google Certified Trainer at each site to help fellow teachers and support them as they discover and learn new things.

Empowered Teacher Bootcamps


Level 1 Certification Bootcamp 

Explore the core areas of G Suite to increase professional learning and leadership; efficiency in the classroom; and student learning and creativity. We’ll explore several tools in Google’s Level 1 curriculum, all of which are taught within the context of meaningful use with students and teachers. Segments include the Chrome browser, search techniques, and Google Classroom… as well as Google Drive, Docs, Slides, Spreadsheets, Forms, Calendar, Keep, Sites and Groups. Gmail, Hangouts, and YouTube are also included. In addition to the tools, participants are exposed to critical student skill sets necessary for learning in an online environment.

There’s no better preparation for taking the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam. Vouchers are included for the Level 1 exam.


Level 2 Certification Bootcamp

Move beyond the basics of Google Tools and learn how to maximize 21st century learning in the classroom. Participants explore and create purposeful blended learning lessons while enhancing student understanding of topics and concepts. Learn to organize course work and leverage the Internet to better meet the needs of an increasingly digital curriculum. We’ll explore key units in the Level 2 curriculum including personalized learning models and coaching models.

Vouchers are included for the Level 2 exam.


Certified Trainer Bootcamp

Go beyond Level 1 and Level 2 and get your Google Certified Trainer Certification. Google’s much anticipated redesign of their program goes far beyond content and provides to-be Trainers with solid expertise in learning and teaching strategies for 21st Century education. Trainer Bootcamp attendees learn what true facilitation of learning in the classroom looks like and they get practical strategies for reaching every student. Attendees leave this two-day Bootcamp with a toolkit of learning activities, personalization strategies, and original resources to immediately implement in their own trainings at the site, district, or consultant level. Even better? Specific assistance and time to work on Google’s application for Google Certified Trainer is built in.

Note: Level 1 and Level 2 Certification are prerequisites for offering this Bootcamp.

Or peruse the EdTechTeam Catalog. With over 175 full-day workshops, find something in your content area or grade level.

All professional development events through CDI are coordinated by Michelle Armstrong and Lisa Thumann.