Take Your Teaching to the Next Step

Get Google Certified Educator Level 1 status with our new online cohort!

Become Google Certified and Earn 2 CEUs!

Join us during the 2018-19 school year for our Google Certified Educator (GCE) Level 1 Online Cohort. This cohort will take an educator through all the preparation they will need for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam.

The cohort will take place beginning in September 2018 and will run through April 2019. The course will facilitated by Google Certified Trainers Kristie Hughes and Chris Malanga using Google Classroom.

Following the cohort, there will be several opportunities in June for review and to take the GCE Level 1 exam with Northern Buckeye staff.

CGE Level 1 Cohort
The national average passing rate for the GCE Level 1 exam is about 70%.
Northern Buckeye's 2017-18 GCE Level 1 cohort passing rate was 84%.

Registration for the 2018-19 GCE Level 1 Cohort is now closed.

We will offer the cohort again in Fall 2019.

Cost Info

There is no additional cost for the cohort for teachers and staff from the Northern Buckeye full member districts and 5 full service non-member districts. Click here to see if your district is eligible for free training.

The cost of the cohort is $150 for teachers and staff of other non-member schools or non-public schools.

GCE Level 1 Certification Exam: The exam cost of $10 is to be paid directly to Kryterion by the participant (we will work with you to set this up). Participants may join the cohort even if they do not intend to take the Level 1 Exam.

NWOCA Districts

CEU Information

Up to 2 CEUs

If a teacher participates in the entire cohort, they can earn up to 20 seat hours of time (2 CEU) to be used toward licensure renewal.

Each month, once completion of the tasks is verified by the instructors, a certificate for two contact hours will be provided (for a total of 16 hours). Four additional contact hours will be available if a teacher participates in a June face-to-face review session.

At this time, college course credit is not available.

Dates to Remember

1st Tuesday

Google Hangout (1 hour)

Dates: 9/4, 10/2, 11/6, 12/4, 1/8 (2nd Tuesday), 2/5, 3/5 and 4/2

Time: 3:30-4:30 pm

Monthly instruction on various topics within the Google universe.

Hangouts will be recorded if you cannot watch live or need to review.

Last Wednesday

Work Due

Dates: 9/26, 10/31, 11/28, 12/26, 1/30, 2/27, 3/27, 4/24


Work due each month:

  1. Hangout Code Word – Show that you watched the live or recorded Hangout.
  2. Journal Entry – reflection/application on how you can use these tools in your classroom.
  3. Multiple Choice questions – covers basic knowledge of the topic
  4. Practice Scenarios – to show you know how to use the tools
  5. Exit ticket – a quick evaluation of the month

All work is required for full CEU credit to be issued. Partial credit will be given for work finished.

Refresher Course and Exam

At the end of the course, face-to-face refresher courses and exam opportunities will be held at locations throughout Ohio:

      • From 8 AM - Noon, we will review concepts and answer questions as a final review for the exam. Participation in this session will equal four hours of seat time towards CEU.
      • Participants may elect to take the exam from 1:00-4:00 PM at that location.

Locations, dates and times will be announced in the spring!

Why Get Certified?

Why Get Certified

Full Schedule

GCE Level 1 Cohort Schedule