Google - Teacher Resources and Training
(from Google and other non-MCPSS sources. For MCPSS professional development on educational technology topics - Google and more - please visit the our Instructional Technology site.
Global GEG (Google Educator Group)
Global GEG is "a team of volunteer Educator Leaders from around the world here to empower and inspire teachers, schools, and educational communities in fostering environments of deep learning, creativity, and continuous growth." Their site includes over 200 recordings of recent professional development sessions over a wide range of Google and related topics.
Also, consider attending future live sessions.
Resources and Training from Google Education
These sessions will prepare you to take the Google Certified Educator Level 1 and Level 2 exams. There is a charge for the testing for the the certificates, but this training is free.
Fundamentals Training - Jump right into the basics with lessons and a progressive set of tips designed to help educators make the most of Google’s classroom technology. By completing Fundamentals, you’ll be ready to take the Educator Level 1 Certification exam.
Advanced Training - Move beyond fundamentals with advanced lessons and cutting-edge strategies for integrating Google in your classroom. By completing Fundamentals and Advanced, you’ll be ready to take the Educator Level 2 Certification exam.
Chromebook Training (7 Units, around 2 hours)
Chromebooks are easy-to-use, fast, and secure computers. This makes them a favorite for teachers as it removes the technology hassles, letting you focus on teaching and learning. Throughout the lessons that follow you will learn how to best take advantage of these devices in your classroom, from basic use and customization to integrating Google tools and services.
Learn By Tool - Video Series from Google
Get up and running with these short video lessons for Google tools for education. Bring technology to life in the classroom with tips, training, and resources to help educators get the most out of Google tools.
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Learn through Email!
Learn the basics of Google Workspace for Education with quick (15 minutes) video- and text-based tutorials delivered directly to your inbox every Tuesday (8 weeks total). If you do sign up, note that we have the "Education Fundamentals" edition of Google Workspace for Education.
Distance Learning with Google
Distance Learning For Educators (8 Units, 2 hours 40 minutes)
Learn how to use Google tools to keep students engaged while teaching remotely. Discover new ways to assess student learning, check in on student well-being, and communicate effectively with parents and guardians.
Inspire Creativity through Learner Engagement (7 Units, 3 hours 40 minutes)
Unlock unlimited creative learning opportunities, whether students are in front of you or attending remotely. Go beyond the walls of your classroom and learn how digital tools can support creativity, promote student voice, and increase student engagement. Develop new ways to deliver instruction through learning models and digital tools while infusing creativity to support learning anywhere.
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