Fall Google Level 1 Certification Cohort

Reserve your spot today and join a Google Level 1 cohort! In this cohort, we will break down the Google Educator Level 1 exam into smaller workshops while preparing you to pass the same assessment with ease. Each session will cover two different Google-related topics, including: Chrome and Slides, Drive and Docs, Gmail and Calendar, Classroom and Meet, Forms and Sheets, and finally, YouTube and Sites.

Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personal certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months.

This cohort will meet virtually once a week on Tuesday from 3:30-5:00 PM. Don’t miss this chance – learn, make new friends, and grow professionally as a part of this exciting Google Level 1 cohort.

Creating Engaging Learning Experiences for Your Students with Google Tools ROE 4

Google’s suite of education-centered apps and services have many uses that allow educators to create an interactive and engaging learning experience for our students. When used to the fullest, our students can use the Google tools to explore content, as well as create and curate digital artifacts that demonstrate what they know, think, feel, and understand.

In this session, we will explore both how to create new activities and transform existing ones into engaging learning experiences using the full Google Workspace, including Slides, Forms, Sheets, Drawings, and MyMaps. There is far more to using Google in the classroom than simply sharing a Google Doc with your students. Join us to learn more!

Get Google Certified! Level 2 Workshop

The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam (not included). Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice.

This workshop is more exploratory than Educator Level 1 and is not a beginner’s course. While attaining Educator Level 1 certification isn’t required, it is encouraged. Participants are required to have a Google account and an internet-connected device to attend.

LTC Google Coach Cohort- 6 Month Program

Are you an instructional coach looking to deepen your expertise and grow professionally? Do you want to strengthen your coaching cycles and show your teachers how technology can support learning? If so, the Google Certified Coach program is for you! The Certified Coach program empowers instructional coaches to drive impactful technology use in their schools using Google’s structured, year-long curriculum, and research-based 5-step coaching model.

Let the LTC help you on your journey! The Learning Technology Center is offering three cohort choices to fit your schedule with synchronous and asynchronous opportunities. Questions? Contact Nicole Zumpano, Director of Instructional Technology Coaching at nmzumpano@ltcillinois.org

6-month program- August 2021-February 2022

-Kickoff event. Participants join a 1-hour online kick-off meeting to introduce the certification process, resources, and supports.
-Support throughout the self-paced curriculum in a closed environment.
-PLC of cohort participants. Participants join a private online professional learning community of other instructional technology coaches in the program.
-6 “office hour” opportunities (synchronous). Participants are invited to attend online office hours to speak with LTC -Google Certified Coaches who can help guide them through the program.
-Up to 30 PD Hours. The quantity of PD Hours varies depending on participation in coaching opportunities like office hours and meetings.

LTC Google Coach Cohort- 8 Month Program

Are you an instructional coach looking to deepen your expertise and grow professionally? Do you want to strengthen your coaching cycles and show your teachers how technology can support learning? If so, the Google Certified Coach program is for you! The Certified Coach program empowers instructional coaches to drive impactful technology use in their schools using Google’s structured, year-long curriculum, and research-based 5-step coaching model.

Let the LTC help you on your journey! The Learning Technology Center is offering three cohort choices to fit your schedule with synchronous and asynchronous opportunities. Questions? Contact Nicole Zumpano, Director of Instructional Technology Coaching at nmzumpano@ltcillinois.org

8-month program- August 2021-April 2022

-Kickoff event. Participants join a 1-hour online kick-off meeting to introduce the certification process, resources, and supports.
-Support throughout the self-paced curriculum in a closed environment.
-PLC of cohort participants. Participants join a private online professional learning community of other instructional technology coaches in the program.
-8 “office hour” opportunities (synchronous). Participants are invited to attend online office hours to speak with LTC -Google Certified Coaches who can help guide them through the program.
-Google Level 1 & Level 2 training and exam fees. Participants can join online Google Level 1 and Level training hosted by the Learning Technology Center. Exam fees are included.
-Up to 40 PD Hours. The quantity of PD Hours varies depending on participation in coaching opportunities like office hours and meetings.

LTC Google Coach Cohort- 10 Month Program

Are you an instructional coach looking to deepen your expertise and grow professionally? Do you want to strengthen your coaching cycles and show your teachers how technology can support learning? If so, the Google Certified Coach program is for you! The Certified Coach program empowers instructional coaches to drive impactful technology use in their schools using Google’s structured, year-long curriculum, and research-based 5-step coaching model.

Let the LTC help you on your journey! The Learning Technology Center is offering three cohort choices to fit your schedule with synchronous and asynchronous opportunities. Questions? Contact Nicole Zumpano, Director of Instructional Technology Coaching at nmzumpano@ltcillinois.org

10-month program- August 2021-June 2021
-Kickoff event. Participants join a 1-hour online kick-off meeting to introduce the certification process, resources, and supports.
-Support throughout the self-paced curriculum in a closed environment.
-PLC of cohort participants. Participants join a private online professional learning community of other instructional technology coaches in the program.
-10 “office hour” opportunities (synchronous). Participants are invited to attend online office hours to speak with LTC -Google Certified Coaches who can help guide them through the program.
-Google Level 1 & Level 2 training and exam fees. Participants can join online Google Level 1 and Level training hosted by the Learning Technology Center. Exam fees are included.
-Book Study. The book is included in the registration fee.
-A private online session before submitting your portfolio. During the private session, LTC Google Certified Coaches will review and provide feedback on the portfolio.
-Up to 50 PD Hours. The quantity of PD Hours varies depending on participation in coaching opportunities like office hours and only meetings.

Get Google Certified! Level 2 Workshop

The Level 2 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 2 certification exam (not included). Level 2 status indicates that an educator is able to successfully integrate a wider range of Google for Education tools and other technologies in order to transform their teaching practice. This workshop is more exploratory than Level 1. Participants are required to have a Google account and an internet-connected device to attend. While attending Google Educator Level 1 isn’t required, it is encouraged. This is not a beginner’s course.

Let’s Get Google Certified! Google Level 1 Prep

The workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam. Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google Tools in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. Educators who pass the certification test will be able to advertise their status with a personalized certificate and badge. Certification lasts 36 months. You will receive a voucher to take the Google Level 1 Exam for free. Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop and a mouse to this workshop.

Introduction to Google Workspace (G Suite) for School Support

Are you a school support staff individual (school nurse, counselor, social worker, or administrative assistant) looking for an introductory level workshop created with you in mind? This one’s for you!

Google Workspace (aka G Suite for Education) is a suite of free Google tools and services that are tailored for schools utilizing asynchronous or synchronous learning in hybrid, in-person, or remote environments. In this workshop, participants will explore the most used G-Suite for Education apps, including: Google Docs, Google Sheets, Google Forms, Google Slides, Google Calendar, and Gmail. Google Jamboard and Google Meets will also be explored, depending on time.

It is helpful (but not required) for participants to have explored each app prior to the workshop. Participants are required to bring a device with an internet connection.

Get Google Certified! Level 1 Workshop

This Level 1 Certification workshop will prepare participants to take the Google Educator Level 1 certification exam (not included). Level 1 certification indicates a fundamental understanding of using Google apps and services in the classroom and confirms standard technology implementation skills. This workshop will also provide hands-on time to practice essential tasks necessary to pass the test.

Please note: this is not an introduction to Google, its products, or its services. Participants are required to have a Google account and an internet-connected device to attend.