Take Your Teaching to the Next Level

Become a Google Certified Educator Level 1!

Become Google Certified and Get Credit!

Northern Buckeye's Google Certified Educator (GCE) Level 1 online cohort will take an educator through all the preparation they will need for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam.

The course will be facilitated by Google Certified Trainers Kristie Hughes and Chris Malanga using Google Classroom. The course, which can be completed at your own pace, opens three times per year – fall, spring and summer.

Scheduled cohort dates include:

      • Fall 2020: September 14 – December 4, 2020 (registration opens 8/1/20)

      • Spring 2021: January 18 – April 16, 2021

      • Summer 2021: May 17 – August 6, 2021

The course consists of eight total modules that combine on-demand video, multiple choice questions and scenarios that mimic the format of the Google Certified Educator exam and allow you to showcase understanding of each topic. While the course is self-paced, we recommend that participants plan to complete at least one module every two weeks.

Following completion of the self-paced modules, participants are encouraged to take the GCE Level 1 exam. Information on how to register and study will be provided.

Please note that there is a limit of 200 participants in the cohort this fall.

CEU Information

College Credit or CEUs - Your Choice!

If a teacher participates in the entire cohort, they can earn up to 12 seat hours of time (1.2 CEU) to be used toward licensure renewal. Following completion of each module and verification of the tasks by the instructors, a certificate for 1.5 contact hours will be provided.

Alternatively, you can choose to receive one graduate credit through Ashland University for an additional cost of $180. More information about graduate credit will be available at the start of the course.

Cost Info

Why pay $300 or more for a certification bootcamp? 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 this training at no additional cost.

The cost of the cohort is $150 for teachers and staff of other non-member schools or non-public schools. If a group of teachers from non-member or non-public schools wishes to participate, and the school handles payment for the teachers, there is a 50% discount.

GCE Level 1 Certification Exam: The GCE Level 1 Certification Exam is three hours long. The exam cost of $10 is to be paid directly by the participant (we will provide further information). Participants may join the cohort even if they do not intend to take the Level 1 Exam.

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Course Modules

Module 1

Classroom and Groups


Module 2

Drive, Docs and Keep


Module 3

Slides and Drawings


Module 4

Chrome, Google Help, Search, Personal Learning Networks (PLN), and Google Specialists




Module 5

Gmail, Calendar, Tasks, and Contacts


Module 6

Forms and Sheets


Module 7

Meet and YouTube


Module 8

Digital Citizenship and Sites