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)

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 taken 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.

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.

When can I start?

While the Google training is available 24/7 online, we will begin our 3rd cohort for the CEP program in Fall 2017. If you choose to complete the Level 1 or Level 2 track, you will have about three and a half months (October 2 - January 13) 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.

If you are already a Level 2 GCE and would like to complete the Trainer track, we will coach you throughout this process. The Trainer track timeline may vary depending on your individual goals for the program.

We do not have a participant limit for Level 1 and Level 2. We will be limiting the Trainer track participants to no more than 4 teachers/leaders.

Click the Apply for CEP link above to complete your application! The application window will close on September 29, 2017.

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