Certified Educator Pathways

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

Do you want to further your professional practice? Want to learn more about best practices for integrating technology into your instruction? Do you want 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 support you as you strive to 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 training does Google already provide?

As it stands, Google has two levels of educator certification: Level 1 and Level 2. The Level 1 certification follows the Fundamentals Training which consists of 13 units broken into three modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning. The Level 2 certification follows the Advanced Training which consists of 9 units also broken into the three aforementioned modules.

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?

Ian, Jeanie, and Adam have taken the Google training units and focused on the three main modules: Professional Growth, Time Savings, and Student Learning. After each module, for either Level 1 or Level 2, 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.

When can I start?

While the Google training is available 24/7 online, we will begin our 3rd cohort for the CEP program in the fall of 2017. Once you start, you will have about three and a half months to complete the unit learning through the Google Training 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.

Click the Apply for CEP link above to complete your application!

Also, take a look at the Standards and FAQ tabs above to learn more about this great learning opportunity!

Coming for the 2017-2018 school year, also look for support for becoming a Google Certified Trainer!