The Google Training Center prepares educators to become Google Certified at Levels 1 and 2 and to demonstrate a comprehensive understanding of how Google tools may be maximized to support learning. Every module in the Google Training Center program includes links to resources, Google communities, and submissions from educators in the field.
Explored through scenario based examples, educators practice how the suite of powerful and flexible tools, add-ons, and resources can be used to create an interactive, personalized learning experience. The Fundamentals and Advanced courses will not only prepare educators for certification, they will spark new ideas to try, as well as invite participants into a growing educational network of educators and learners.
The scenarios presented in the courses challenge the learner to envision a classroom that reflects sound technologically-based pedagogical approaches. The learner is then connected with the tools and strategies that can be used to achieve that vision.
- Self-directed pathway to learn the suite of Google Apps
- Prepares teachers for Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2 Exams
- 22 contact hours
- Learning via authentic scenarios, multimedia, and certified Google Educators
Seal of Alignment review
The Google Training Center program successfully underwent the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) Seal of Alignment review for Readiness. Reviewers determined this resource helps build foundational technology skills needed to support the ISTE Standards for Educators. The courses that make up the Google Training Center Program provide educators with the foundational skills and strategies for using the Google G Suite to implement the ISTE Standards for Educators in their classroom.
"Google Training Center not only prepares educators for certification, it also sparks new ideas to try and invites participants into a growing network of educators and learners."
— ISTE Reviewers
The Google Training Center was found to support the following indicators of the ISTE Standards for Educators:
1.a. Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
1.b. Pursue professional interests by creating and actively participating in local and global learning networks.
2.a. Shape, advance and accelerate a shared vision for empowered learning with technology by engaging with education stakeholders.
2.c. Model for colleagues the identification, exploration, evaluation, curation and adoption of new digital resources and tools for learning.
3.a. Create experiences for learners to make positive, socially responsible contributions and exhibit empathetic behavior online that build relationships and community..
3.b. Establish a learning culture that promotes curiosity and critical examination of online resources and fosters digital literacy and media fluency.
3.c. Mentor students in safe, legal and ethical practices with digital tools and the protection of intellectual rights and property.
3.d. Model and promote management of personal data and digital identity and protect student data privacy.
4.a. Dedicate planning time to collaborate with colleagues to create authentic learning experiences that leverage technology.
4.b. Collaborate and co-learn with students to discover and use new digital resources and diagnose and troubleshoot technology issues.
4.c. Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
4.d. Demonstrate cultural competency when communicating with students, parents and colleagues and interact with them as co-collaborators in student learning.
5.a. Use technology to create, adapt and personalize learning experiences that foster independent learning and accommodate learner differences and needs.
5.b. Design authentic learning activities that align with content area standards and use digital tools and resources to maximize active, deep learning.
5.c. Explore and apply instructional design principles to create innovative digital learning environments that engage and support learning.
6.a. Foster a culture where students take ownership of their learning goals and outcomes in both independent and group settings 7. Analyst
6.b. Manage the use of technology and student learning strategies in digital platforms, virtual environments, hands-on makerspaces or in the field.
6.c. Create learning opportunities that challenge students to use a design process and computational thinking to innovate and solve problems.
6.d. Model and nurture creativity and creative expression to communicate ideas, knowledge or connections.
7.a. Provide alternative ways for students to demonstrate competency and reflect on their learning using technology.
7.b. Use technology to design and implement a variety of formative and summative assessments that accommodate learner needs, provide timely feedback to students and inform instruction.
7.c. Use assessment data to guide progress and communicate with students, parents and education stakeholders to build student self- direction.