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Google Certified Educator Level 2 (2021)

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 About Google Certified Educator Level 2

Welcome to UEN's self-paced companion course to the Google Level 2 Certification Program.  This course is targeted towards educators who wish to receive Google's Certified Educator Level 2 certification and also receive MIDAS or SUU credit for doing so.  In this course you will find the necessary links to get started with the Google Fundamentals training program; a series of tutorials and resources, quizzes, and unit reviews to prepare for the Google Level 2 Certification test. Taking and passing the Google Level 2 Certification exam is part of the requirements for this UEN course. This exam needs to be completed while you are registered for this course. The exam is $25 (a Google fee, not a UEN fee).  Your final assignment will be the submission of a screenshot of this certificate.

Credit: 1 USBE or 1 SUU Credit
Course Type: Massive Open Online Course - MOOC
Course Level: Beginner
Prerequisite: Google Certified Educator Level 1
Cost: Free to Utah Educators
Endorsement Category: Elective

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC)
These courses are open-entry/exit with no enrollment cap. All coursework and assignments can be completed at the participant's own pace. There is very limited instructor interaction. This course must be completed by 12/31/2021.

Due to a large number of participants in these courses grading is done on a monthly rotation, usually on the first Monday of each month. It can take an additional week to process the grade through SUU or USBE. Please understand these expectations before registering for this course.

 

 Expected Learning Outcomes

Unit 1: Promote and Model the Effective Use of Digital Tools

  • The importance of support
  • Types of support models
  • How to choose a support model
  • How to use curation and sharing tools
  • How to use Drive as a lesson repository
  • How to use tutorials and webinars 

Unit 2: Leverage Learning Models to Personalize Learning

  • Understand Project-Based Learning Model
  • Understand Blended Learning Model
  • Understand Flipped Instruction
  • How to Personalize Learning

Unit 3: Use Advanced Features to Optimize Workflow

  • How to more effectively communicate and plan with your students and parents.
  • How to book appointments with parents.
  • How to increase the functionality of Google Calendar and Gmail with Advanced Settings
  • How to do more in Drive with Apps
  • How to enhance Chrome with extensions
  • How to share apps and extensions with your classes.
  • How to automate your life with Add-ons
  • How to assess more effectively using Add-ons

Unit 4: Connect with Guardians

  • Survey parents and guardians about their communication preferences
  • Store and reference information throughout the year
  • Send class-wide updates to Google Groups of guardians
  • Use a Google Site to share ongoing information with the class community
  • Automate personalized email updates for guardians
  • Schedule and host guardian conferences

Unit 5: Analyze and Interpret Student Data

  • How to use conditional formatting to efficiently display results.
  • How to analyze large data sets with pivot tables
  • How to interpret trends in data sets
  • How to customize your data view using filters

Unit 6: Organize Your Class and School Materials More Effectively

  • How to set up your classes in Classroom to differentiate learning
  • Why to use Google Classroom as a class portal
  • How to manage the Classroom stream
  • How to embed media in a Google Site
  • Why you would use a blog as a teacher
  • How to create a blog
  • How to use a Google Doc as a class syllabus
  • Why you or your students would create an online portfolio
  • How Google Drive can work with Google Sites to create an online portfolio

Unit 7: Design Interactive Curricula

  • How you can make static instructional videos interactive
  • To use the YouTube Editor to create interactive videos where students can be self-directed learners
  • To utilize multiple Google tools simultaneously to meet the needs of each individual learning situation
  • To create interactive lessons in Docs, Slides, and Forms
  • The specific steps you can take to decide the quality level of a source
  • How to integrate outside, high-quality applications into your classroom to enrich the curriculum

Unit 8: Teach Beyond the Four Walls of Your Classroom

  • How you can open your classroom with Google Meet and YouTube Live
  • Best practices to make your Google Meet successful
  • How to use Google Maps to take virtual field trips
  • What the Google Cultural Institute is and how to use it in class
  • How you can set up a virtual world in Google Earth to enhance instruction
  • What Google Lit Trips are and how you can use them to inspire your students
  • How to plan for interactive hands-on explorations with Science Journal
  • What tools Science Journal provides to extend science learning beyond your classroom

Unit 9: Harness the Power of Google for Research

  • Use advanced search techniques to get better search results
  • Use other search tools, such as Google News, Trends, Books, and Alerts
  • Access the power of Google Search right from within Google Docs and Slides
  • Translate documents and phrases from one language to another
  • Find and cite academic resources for scholarly projects
  • Organize a personal library of academic resources
  • Develop independent learning skills in your students
  • Provide opportunities for students to follow their interests and be more self-directed in their learning.

Unit 10: Give Students a Voice

  • Facilitate healthy discussions both online and in the classroom
  • Use technology to achieve a group goal
  • Develop an authentic audience for student work
  • Help students mobilize their community and inspire change at their school
  • Combine their skills and the tools they know to inspire positive change for a wider community

Unit 11: Student Agency

  • Support students as they practice and create presentations
  • Develop ways for students to select work
  • Use technology to facilitate group work
  • Learn how to foster leadership skills in students

 

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