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Google Certified Educator Level 1

2 - 3 Credits
2 - 3 Credits

What is Google Certified Educator Level 1?

Google Certified Educator Level 1 (GCEL1) is a certification that verifies you have learned the skills and tools to use Google tools in the classroom as an educator. The organization, Google for Education, created this certification preparation program and in their words, 'is for educators to learn the fundamentals of using Google tools in the classroom.' A Google certified educator is someone who demonstrates the ability to and can successfully implement the Google Suite for Education into their teaching practice to enhance teaching and learning.

Who is the Google Certified Educator Level 1 (GCEL1) course for?

  1. Those who WANT to become a Google Certified Educator Level 1
  2. Those who currently ARE Google Certified Educator Level 1 certified and would like to obtain graduate-level professional development credits (2-3 units)

The Fresno Pacific University course, GCEL1, extends beyond passing the exam and prepares you to provide professional development to other educators whether it is through workshops or peer coaching. This is accomplished, in part, by learning the unique nature of adult learners and what teaching strategies are most effective. GCLE1 is applicable to all teachers and other professional developers who will be working with fellow educators to enhance their skills in using Google tools and applying them to the classroom setting.

What will you learn in the Google Certified Educator Level 1 course?

Online resources that support the course content and encourage investigation will be available throughout the course assignments. Active hyperlinks are provided and will link to the appropriate information. These include videos, podcasts, worksheets, online activities, journal articles and other resources. The curriculum focuses on learning Google tools including:

  • Documents
  • Sheets
  • Slides
  • Forms
  • Sites
  • Calendar
  • Search
  • Keep
  • Gmail
  • Chrome
  • YouTube

In this PD course, learn to demonstrate your ability to use Google tools and be able to select the appropriate application for a given task. Use your new skills to prepare for the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam!

Professional Development Unit Options

Educators have the option to earn either 2 or 3 graduate-level professional development units. Two graduate-level PD units will be earned to prepare you for the certification exam. You may earn a third graduate-level unit by preparing projects that support the practical use of the applications in the Google Suite for educational purposes.

This course supports national, state, and local standards and does not require a classroom of students.

There is no required textbook for this course.

Professional Development Certificate

This course is applicable towards the Online Teaching Certificate and Technology Skills for Educators Certificate.

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