Certified Educator Pathways

What is the Certified Educator Pathways Featuring Google for Education Program?

Want to become a Google Certified Educator? Are you looking to further your professional practice? Want to learn more about best practices for integrating technology into your instruction? Would you like to know more about the G Suite for Education (formerly Google Apps for Education)?

If so, the Certified Educator Pathways program is for YOU!

The EdTech team in the Ogden School District wants to help you become a Google Certified Educator. In that endeavor, we have developed the CEP program to help you through Google's training modules and give you credit for your efforts.

What Google certifications can I work toward?

Level 1

The Level 1 certification follows the Fundamentals Training which consists of 13 units broken into three modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning.

Level 2

The Level 2 certification follows the Advanced Training which consists of 9 units broken into three advanced modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning.

Trainer

If you are already a Level 2 educator, the trainer certification follows the Trainer Course which consists of 7 units broken into two modules: Create and Deliver Inspiring and Effective Training Plans and Help Educators Use Transformative Google Technologies. (Space limited. Fall application window only.)

Each unit connects several related skills and discusses their importance in a technology-rich, 21st century classroom. The training includes built-in notes, quick-checks for understanding, interactive mini-tasks, and advice from fellow educators. On their own, these Google training lessons are powerful in the hands of a motivated educator focused on advocating for their students.

What is the Ogden School District EdTech Team adding to the experience?

For Level 1 and Level 2 we have looked at the Google training units and focused on the three main modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning. After each module, you will also complete an interactive, culminating assignment. This will tie together your new learning and relate it back to our goals as a school district. This assignment can be done online independently or face-to-face in a small group of like-minded peers. We also provide guided notes for the online learning and offer tips and tricks throughout the process.

If you are pursuing the Trainer certification, we will work with you in a one-on-one mentor relationship to coach you through the process. Participants will apply for the trainer track in the Fall and work throughout the year toward their certification. Our next application window for the Trainer track will be in Fall of 2018.

The Digital Teaching and Learning grant will also allow us to offer stipends for both Level 1 and Level 2 certifications. There is a limited number of stipends available each school year so be sure to sign-up as soon as possible during the application window. The Level 1 stipend will be $250 and the Level 2 stipend will be $500.

When can I start?

While the Google training is available 24/7 online, we will begin out 5th cohort for the CEP program in the Fall of 2018. We will also offer the same opportunity again in the Spring of 2019.

If you choose to complete the Level 1 or Level 2 track, you will have about four months to complete the unit learning through the Google Teacher Center, the online/face-to-face culminating activities, and the certification exam. We will also have a scheduled lab session to accommodate you when you take the certification exam. You may also take the exam on your own at your convenience.

Also, take a look at the Standards and FAQ tabs above to learn more about this great learning opportunity! You may even be able to use the aligned standards as you craft you PGPs and SLOs for your principal.