First, let us all give ourselves a collective pat on the back for the wonderful progress we have made incorporating technology in our classrooms and allowing our students access and the opportunity to develop their 21st-century skills. It is your fearless resolve to keep learning and your dedication to growing as a professional that gives our students the experiences they may not have been afforded outside of our walls.
As Dr. Romero said at our holiday potluck, our district now has the second highest amount of Google Certified educators of any district in the nation (possibly the world?), which makes our students exceptionally lucky.
The district’s goal is to have 30% of all teachers certified at Level One in order to increase the likelihood that students will encounter a proficient Google Educator at some point in their day.
Many of you have expressed the desire to achieve Level 2 this round, so kudos to you! I feel Level 2 is even more critical as an educator as it deals with how to utilize Google's growing expanse of resources to redefine what learning looks like in your classroom. I will be posting more on Level 2 once we return from break, but until then, check out this Skill Checklist.
For those of you looking to get certified,
let’s take look at what we learned from the last round:
1. The test is skills-based, so reading the material alone does not work.
2. Teachers who were most successful are the ones who were willing to experiment and integrate the tools in their classrooms.
3. Teachers who worked together with another teacher or a group, and asked questions, learned the most.
4. Cramming is not productive; this skills are best acquired organically through frequent use and exploration.
So let's keep practicing....
Here are some supports that will allow you to try out G Suite (aka Google Apps) without fear:
Our website: Cheat sheets for using Classroom, Drive, Docs, and Slides
YouTube Playlist of Tutorials
G Suite Training: Chrome Extension that provides in-app support
As always, the IP team is here for you, so don't hesitate to ask questions or request training.
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