· Certified Educator Level 1: To get this badge, you need to pass the Google for Education Level 1 Exam. The exam is two to three hours long, worth $10 and valid for three years. This certification and badge indicate that you can integrate Google for Education #GoogleEDU tools successfully into the teaching and learning practices. And guess what? The exam is now available in different languages, including Arabic. Click here to go to the Fundamentals Training Link.
· Level 2: To get this badge, you need to pass the Google for Education Educator Level 2 Exam. This exam is also two to three hours long, worth $25, valid for three years, and available in different languages. The exam assesses your ability to integrate a wide range of Google for Education tools and other technologies to transform teaching and learning practices. Click here to go to the Advanced Training Link.
Step #2: Complete the Trainer Course at the Google for Education Teacher Center
The second prerequisite is to complete the Trainer course. The course is available under the Google Trainers program in the teacher center. You will find different modules that you need to complete. The modules take from six to eight hours. However, since it is a self-paced course, then it depends on the time you spend on each module. These modules will provide instructions on creating inspiring training plans and helping educators to use transformative Google technologies. Once you complete the modules, you can go ahead and take the assessment. Click here to go to the Trainer Course.
Step #3: Pass the Trainer Skills Assessment:
The Trainer Skills Assessment is 90 minutes long and worth $15. The assessment is 25 multiple choice and matching questions. If you pass, you will receive a trainer skills assessment certificate, which you will
submit along with your application.
Step #4: The last step is to film a Trainer Video, document your recent training events, and submit your application. In the first minute, you will introduce who you are as a trainer, why you wish to join the program, and why you think you are so Googley and unique. Then, you need to demonstrate one of the Google for Education tools or G-suite or Chromebook innovatively for two minutes.
Here are some tips to consider when filming the Trainer-Video:
1. Make sure to speak clearly and slowly enough to be understood.
2. Don’t exceed the time limit (the trainer video) should be three minutes or less.
3. Don’t go simple: Through yourself out there and show off all Googley skills!
4. Make the Video viewable to anyone with the link.
When you submit your application, make sure to go through the application carefully and don’t skip any part. As the application is quite long, and you need to put a lot of information. Finally, make sure that all links you provided in your application are public (opens on an incognito window), so your application reviewer can access them.