Advanced Google Tools: Harnessing the Power of Google Level II Certification
About the Course
This course is designed to build and expand upon the learning offered in the Google Level I course. This course offers a deeper dive into the Google for Education Suite to assist educator's in their effectiveness in the classroom and workplace. There are 11 modules for the learner to engage in at their own pace. Once the modules are complete, you will be able to prove your knowledge of the Google platform and join the ranks of Google Level II Educators around the world. The Level 2 Educator badge can be added to your resume, website, school credential, or other professional network. Through this model, educators will engage in a collaborative learning environment with other colleagues examining how using technology in the classroom and for a collaborative work environment can contribute to student achievement. Participants will depart from old systems of thinking to expand upon the foundational structures of the Google for Education framework and consider even further options of a blended learning model. This course is offered to anyone who has already taken the Google Level I training or certification or anyone interested in honing their skills in this additional offering of the Google Suite workshop. Taking the certification test is NOT required in order to receive credit for the course. The course is designed to provide graduate credit for learning and practicing the skills offered through the training. It will be for the learner to decide when or if it is appropriate to engage in the final exam offered through Google. This CEA COpilot course also addresses RANDA professional growth standards to help you achieve a higher rating on your RANDA evaluation.
Robert Thompson is an educator who works with linguistically diverse students to help them reach English proficiency as well as academic success in their content classes.
Robert knows that collaborating with educators and professionals from a variety of backgrounds will enhance the practice of everyone involved without bringing in consultants from outside agencies. Teachers are professionals with the capacity to build from within. [what you know/believe about the work you do].
Robert is currently pursuing his doctorate in education EdD from the University of California and is finding this to be a very challenging and rewarding experience. His research will help English learners across the state receive equitable learning opportunities through leveraged state and federal funding sources.
Over Robert’s ten year tenure as an educator, he has taught middle school English and English language development classes in high school where he received the Hispanic Advisory Committee’s Teacher of the year award in 2015. [First name] is a [trained/certified/awarded] [insert relevant trainings, awards, honors, etc].
In addition to Robert’s doctoral studies, he is a Google Certified Educator and holds a BA in English literature from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a MA in Linguistically Diverse Education from the University of Colorado, Denver.