EDU in 90: Google for Education certifications

September 21, 2019 0 By Ronny Jaskolski

internet, and welcome back to “EDU in 90.” TIM ANDERSON: Many of
you shared interest in learning more
about how to become a Google-certified educator. And now that we’re
resettled into 2018, we’ll focus this
episode on Google for Education Certifications. PRYSCILLA LADEIRA: Most
of you are probably familiar with the Training
Center, where we house lessons across nearly 20 Google
tools with strategies for integrating technology
into your classroom. TIM ANDERSON: Google for
Education Certifications are a great way to showcase your
proficiency with Google tools, and get recognized
for these skills. In fact, many graduate
programs and districts award credits for successfully
completing these exams. PRYSCILLA LADEIRA: The
Level 1 certification is aligned to the Training
Center Fundamentals content, while the Level 2 certification
maps to the Advanced Training materials. TIM ANDERSON: Over the
last 2 and 1/2 years, more than 70,000 certificates
have been awarded to teachers around the globe. So what are these
exams actually like? Let’s take a look. PRYSCILLA LADEIRA: Both the
Level 1 and Level 2 exams are performance-based,
with live, in-app scenario questions. That way, educators are able
to showcase their skills in the context of
the apps and tools, just as they would
in their classrooms. We should know that,
while most of the exam will be these
scenario questions, there will be some
multiple choice as well. Most educators complete
the exams within 1 and 1/2 to three hours. To get started, head over to the
Google for Education Training Center and click on
the Certifications tab. There you can register for both
the Level 1 and Level 2 exams. TIM ANDERSON: And if you’re
looking to take things to the next level with
your classroom technology, these exams are a
great place to start. The Level 1 and Level
2 certifications are prerequisites for applying
to the Google Certified Innovator Program, or for
becoming a Google Certified Trainer. PRYSCILLA LADEIRA:
That’s all the time we have for this episode. Be sure to subscribe to the
Google for Education YouTube channel, and we’ll
see you next time. SPEAKER: Get your
Chromebooks ready. Check out our last
episode, where we return to the world of
coding and look at using web apps on Chromebooks. [MUSIC PLAYING]