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.
We also offer, through CDW-G, Google’s Accelerate PD Program. This program provides a school or district six months of professional development and consulting with EdTechTeam Certified Trainers. (Contact your CDW-G representative to make arrangements.)
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. Registration includes a voucher for the Level 1 exam.
Note: Graduate credit is available in conjunction with our Level 1 Bootcamps for an extra fee.
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.
Note: Graduate credit is available in conjunction with our Level 2 Bootcamps for an extra fee.
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 registering and attending this Bootcamp.
The face-to-face bootcamps can be offered in a computer lab, or in a bring your own laptop (BYOL) or bring your own mobile device (BYOD) format. Large groups can be accommodated in a single large room, or in smaller breakout rooms – or in a combination of both. Any number of participants can be accommodated, with larger sessions being organized in a conference format. More team leaders (each one a Google Certified Trainer) are sent to accommodate higher numbers of participants.
All professional development events are coordinated by Dr. Mark Wagner, Michael Wacker, Lisa Thumann, and Kate Petty with assistance from our core team and extended team of over 100 dynamic and inspiring experts globally.
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