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Google Certified Educator Level 1 (2022)

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 About Google Certified Educator Level 1

Welcome to UEN's self-paced companion course to the Google Level 1 Certification Program.  This course is targeted towards educators who wish to receive Google's Certified Educator Level 1 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 1 Certification test. Taking and passing the Google Level 1 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 $10 (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
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 12/31/2022.

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: Get Ready to Use Technology in the Classroom

  • How technology can benefit teaching and learning
  • Why and how technology can support the work you currently do
  • How you can use technology to prepare for the future
  • What tools are available in the Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals
  • How to pick the right tool for your objective
  • How you can help your students behave responsibly online.

Unit 2: Expand Your Access to Help and Learning

  • What online resources are available for you to search for answers
  • How to participate in online help forums to both find answers AND help others
  • How to create a network of peers who you can reach out to when you need help
  • How to contribute to a network of other Google for Education users
  • How to join a Google Educator Group for networking, support, and fun
  • How to find local experts when you need that extra bit of support

Unit 3: Have a (Mostly) Paperless Classroom

  • How Google Drive can be used for your own cloud storage
  • How to upload documents to Google Drive
  • How to create documents within Google Drive
  • Tips for organizing your Google Drive
  • How to collaborate using Google Docs
  • Tips for using the Google Docs suite in your classroom
  • How Classroom works with Docs and Drive

Unit 4: Save Time Communicating 

  • Apply the organizational benefits of Gmail in your classroom
  • Explain how to use the Translation feature in Gmail to communicate with a diverse audience
  • Identify the benefits of real-time communication with students
  • Explain how to use instant messaging in Google Chat from any device
  • Identify how Google Groups can be used in your classroom
  • Identify the value of having a class website
  • Create a customized Google Site for your classroom

Unit 5: Organize Activities for Yourself and Others

  • To create and share Google Calendars
  • To set reminders and notifications for events in your calendar
  • How to manage multiple calendars
  • To manage to do lists in Google Tasks and Google Keep
  • To integrate Google Tasks with Google Calendar
  • To add media and share notes in Google Keep

Unit 6: Bring Meetings Online

  • Why it’s important to plan your meetings for maximum efficiency
  • How to hold more productive and efficient meetings
  • How to schedule a meeting, add participants and book resources
  • How to keep track of who will be attending your meeting
  • Why you should use a shared Google Doc for meeting agendas, minutes and follow-up
  • Which tools from the Google Workspace for Education Fundamentals can help you run more productive meetings
  • How you can use Google Meet to conduct productive online meetings
  • How to invite others to a Meet
  • How to share your screen with others during a Meet

Unit 7: Bring Student Work Online

  • Why creating rosters will help you organize your assignment workflow
  • How to use different Google tools for creating rosters
  • How to assign work to your students
  • What strategies are available for managing assignments
  • The importance of providing feedback to the student
  • Different strategies for giving student feedback

Unit 8: Measure, Understand, and Share Student Growth

  • Determine the correct type of data to collect as an educator
  • Develop effective methods of collecting the data required
  • Organize and configure information to accurately represent the results
  • Determine what lessons are needed to help students keep their information secure
  • Pick the right tool for the learning objective you are trying to reach
  • Determine what process to use to discover various methods of data analysis

Unit 9: Teach Students Online Skills

  • The essential digital literacy skill of searching online
  • Simple steps to evaluate sources
  • Easy processes for filtering search results and an understanding of why this is important
  • How to avoid plagiarism in the context of Web research
  • How to customize your online experience using Google Chrome
  • The potential for creativity and curiosity to be fostered using Chrome Apps and Extensions

Unit 10: Build Interactive Lessons

  • How to make your presentations look better and more effectively communicate your point
  • How graphic design can help with your messaging
  • How to add dynamic and engaging content into your presentations
  • Where to find resources for class that other teachers have tried and recommend
  • How apps can help engage your students
  • How to enrich your STEM class with digital tools
  • How to make science learning more interactive

Unit 11: Captivate Your Class with Video

  • Search and find content creators and videos using YouTube
  • Identify best practices for using YouTube in the classroom
  • Harness the YouTube subscription feature to develop a stream of top-quality educational content
  • Curate educational videos based on topic, genre, or standard in playlists
  • Share videos through playlists, forms, and slides
  • Create the optimal viewing experience for students by adjusting YouTube controls

Unit 12: Facilitate Group Work

  • How to create meaningful and effective collaboration in the classroom
  • How to support collaborative learning with Google Docs and Drive
  • How to assign and collect assignments using Classroom
  • The ins-and-outs of using Google Docs to review group contributions
  • How Google Docs can support the writing and revision process
  • Best practices for driving discussion inside and outside of the classroom
  • How to choose the best tool to support synchronous and asynchronous discussion
  • To facilitate group work with a range of Google Tools

Unit 13: Promote Digital Citizenship and Positive Online Behavior

  • How to protect yourself with good, strong passwords
  • How to recognize hoaxes
  • What makes up your digital footprint
  • How to manage your online identity
  • The importance of privacy settings
  • How to build resilience to be able to handle challenges


 Final Assessment

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