Last evening six of my colleagues sat down with me in the MS HS Library to take the Level 1 exam for Google Certified Educators. Four of them are High School teachers (two English teachers, geography, mathematics) and two are from our Early Childhood program (Kindergarten and Grade 2), including one Apple Distinguished Educator. These teachers passed with flying colors and will receive a certificate from Google and a badge to display proudly in the signature line of their email or in their CV or portfolio.
As Google Certified Educators, these teachers have demonstrated not only the skills required to effectively use G Suite services like Drive, Sites, Calendar and Classroom, but also the thoughtful application of these tools in their own teaching and learning. These teachers dedicated their own time to learning and preparing for the exam (half are in my Google Step Up course) as well as the necessary extra time and resources for the exam itself.
I am very proud to be working with these new Google Certified Educators and look forward to what they will do next!