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

Become Google Certified and Earn 2 CEUs!

Join us during the 2017-18 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 October, 2017 and will run through the first week in June, 2018. The course will be blended, consisting of online and in-person meetings, as well as work on participants’ own. It will be facilitated by Google Certified Trainers Kristie Hughes and Chris Malanga using Google Classroom.

CGE Level 1 Cohort

Cohort Schedule


Registration for the cohort is closed. Thanks for your interest!

Cost Info

There is no additional cost for the cohort for teachers and staff from the 40 NWOCA member 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)

3:30-4:30 pm

Monthly instruction on various topics within the Google universe.

Participation in this Hangout (either live or recorded) is required for CEU credit.

2nd Wednesday

Face-to-Face Lab

4:00-5:00 pm (optional)

For those that need more hands-on help, we will hold optional labs at the Northern Buckeye Archbold and Sylvania offices. Depending on the location of participants, labs may be also held at one of our other locations.

Participants will be asked to RSVP for the labs following the monthly webinar.

Last Wednesday

Work Due

5:00 pm

Work due each month:

  1. Lab RSVP – Fill out the Google Form indicating if you will attend the Face to Face lab
  2. Journal Entry – reflection/application on how you can use these tools in your classroom.
  3. Multiple Choice questions (~5) – covers basic knowledge of the topic
  4. Practice Scenarios – for the test
  5. Exit ticket – a quick evaluation of the month

All work is required for the CEU credit to be issued.

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 are being finalized and will be announced soon!

Why Get Certified?

Why Get Certified

Full Schedule

GCE Level 1 Cohort Schedule