Professional Development


Becoming a Certified Google Apps Education Trainer

This highly interactive, three-day workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to master Google applications while preparing for the official Google certification exam. Attendees will learn how to use these free tools and identify educational uses for interactive online classroom learning. Google applications covered in the academy are exclusive to the Google Apps Education Edition and include: Calendar, AppsMail, Docs, Groups, Sites, and other tools like Labs, Google Moderator and Video.


To better prepare participants for the exam, a review and practice exam questions will be provided. Participants will take the six exams throughout the academy to complete the course requirements.

A good working knowledge of the basic Google applications is required to be successful in this course. This certification is best suited for those who are in a position to administer and or train others on Google Apps.


Once you have completed and passed all six exams, you must submit an application to become certified by Google. TCEA does not certify participants of this academy. Google determines who is officially certified.


Day One: Google Apps Education Edition and Apps Mail
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Google Apps Education Edition
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Google Apps exam
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Apps Mail
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Apps Mail exam

Day Two: Calendar & Docs
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Calendar
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Calendar exam
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Docs
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Docs exam

Day Three: Sites and Other Tools
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. Sites
10:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. Sites exam
11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 p.m. – 2:30 p.m. Other Tools
2:30 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Other Tools exam

July 13 – 15, 2011
TCEA Facility, 8134 Exchange Drive, Austin, Texas 78754
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Self Paced Training:

Google Apps Education Training Center

The Google Apps Education Training Center is an online learning environment dedicated for educators and students to learn how to effectively use Google Apps in an educational context. There are six modules of training content available. Each module has several chapters with many lessons. 

After reviewing the entire training course, an individual will have a solid understanding of all the products in the Google Apps suite. Learning objectives include:
  • Customize Google Apps for your school
  • Organize your email more effectively
  • Create shared calendars for your school 
  • Collaborate with others, online, on documents, presentations, and spreadsheets
  • Deliver and collect surveys, quizzes, and feedback 
  • Develop a media-rich website without looking at code
  • Set-up an internal video portal just for your school 

You can read through the entire course at your own pace. Each chapter will take from 10 to 20 minutes to complete.

Dates: Anytime
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The Google Apps Education Training Center was designed and developed by Google.

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Monica Isabel Martinez,
Feb 2, 2011, 6:13 AM