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Google Certification Level 1 Workshop (South Cook ISC)

June 23 @ 8:30 am - 2:30 pm


This Level 1 Certification 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.

This workshop is designed for teachers that have basic experience using Google tools in their classroom and is not designed as an introduction to Google Workspace. Even if you don’t end up taking the certification exam, this workshop is an excellent way to fill any gaps in your knowledge of Google tools, develop your technology integration skillset, and build your confidence as an educator of 21st-century learners.

Participants should bring a Chromebook or laptop with access to a Google for Education account to the workshop.

Over the course of this workshop, participants will learn about: Digital Citizenship, Utilizing Google Drive with efficiency, Creating, sharing, and collaborating with Google Docs, Creating, Formatting, and Analyzing Data with Google Sheets, Developing and Using Google Forms for Quizzes and Data Collection. Design and Edit Google Slides. Set up and Operate Google Classroom, Personalizing your Gmail Account, Leveraging Google Chat & Meet, Manage your Google Calendar, Tasks, and Google Keep, Create a Google Site, and Develop YouTube Channels and Playlists.

Eric Santos

Eric Santos

Eric Santos (he/him) is a Regional Educational Technology Coordinator for the Learning Technology Center, serving the greater Chicagoland region. Eric believes in advocating for greater equity in educational opportunities as well as engaging, inspiring, and empowering all educators through effective edtech utilization practices.

A National Board Certified Educator with 15 years experience in public education, Eric has spent over a decade as a leader in his field, including as both a Google for Education Certified Trainer and Coach. He also holds a pair of Master’s degrees, from Dominican University (Educational Technology) and from National Louis University (Curriculum and Instruction).

He can be contacted esantos@ltcillinois.org.


June 23
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
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