How to Become Google Certified Educator?

Why do we need to be a Google Certified Educator?

  1. It’s time to use the full power of Google tools in learning
  2. Get practical tips and tricks that make your life easier
  3. Get connected with Google Certified Educator
  4. Help other educators to use Google tools
  5. It’s requirement to be Google Certified Innovator & Trainer

These are some useful tips of starting your journey to be a Google Certified Educator which I learned when I implemented Study Group at Sampoerna University. Watch my complete journey here!

1. Study material from Google for Education Training Center

Start your personal learning journey in online Google for Education Training Center here:

https://edutrainingcenter.withgoogle.com/

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If you are new to Google tools, I suggest you take Fundamental Training and if you’re familiar with Google tools, you can take Advanced Training. For Fundamental Training, you need to complete 13 exciting chapters that will enrich your educational experiences

My tips: Read the material and complete all lesson check and unit review as it will provide great opportunity you to practice Google tools and prepare your exam. Also, some of the question in the unit reviews have similar format with the real exam.

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This training can be taken anywhere, anytime, yet believe me, if you don’t start now, you will miss a lot of important life skills that help your life easier. To make it more fun, we could discuss the training material together with your friends.

2. Experience Practical Use of Google Apps for Education

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It won’t be never enough if you just learn the theory without using Google tools in daily life. You must use the tools that are discussed in the chapters especially Google Classroom, Drive, Calendar, Chrome, and YouTube. Why? Since when you take the exam, you will need to complete 11 scenarios that ask you to practice using all Google tools.

3. Get Personalized Coaching in Study Group

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If you have read all the material, practice Google tools, it’s time for you to get new insight and experience from Google trainer or educators who will provide tips and tricks of passing the exam. Usually, the Google expert will only review and highlight important points from the training exam so make sure you have read the material and use Google tools. Also, prepare yourself with lots of questions!!

4. Complete Unit Review & Exam Practice

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You can complete the unit review and exam practice from Google for Education Training Center independently. You can actually do it together with your study group yet you should do it independently to gain better understanding of all material.

5. Take Google Certified Educator Exam

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Prepare 3 hours of your best time with reliable internet connection and laptop. Get ready to complete two types of sections (For Level 1) :

  1. 20 questions of concept checking which basically test your analysis skills of using Google Suites for Education.
  2. 11 scenarios which allow you to practice and showcase your skills in using Google Suites for Education.

You must complete the exam in 3 hours. Usually, it only takes several minutes to get your score as Google has designed automatic, fast, and effective graded exam.  The passing score is 80 if you don’t get 80 % questions right, you won’t pass the exam. Yet, if it happened, you still will learn valuable thing that enrich your experience in using Google tools.

6. Celebrate Your Achievements

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What I mean by achievement isn’t merely just passing the exam yet all exam takers should celebrate their courage to take the exam for 180 minutes! It’s not about passing the exam, it’s about your personal learning journey that is worth to share.

 

7. Review & Reflect Your Learning Process

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I think this is one of the most important section that often ignored by the exam takers. Whether you pass or fail, you need to reflect and review things you find the most useful in the training session. Also, you can discuss things you need to improve so you can get better achievements and learning experience next time.

8. Develop Sustainable Collaboration with Your Team

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I’ve always believed the training and exam won’t be happened without great support and partnership with great team. Therefore, it’s very crucial to keep and develop collaboration with your team (participants, committee, coaches and IT Supports) so you can design better training session in the future.

I truly hope the lecturers and students from our Study Group will spread out the spirit of learning to everyone! coz learning never stops

What’s NEXT? Join GEG!

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GEGs are independently run communities of educators who inspire and empower each other to meet the needs of students through technology both in the classroom and beyond. Via face to face meetups and online activities, GEGs provide a way for educators who are passionate about education and technology to meet like minded people and share, learn, and collaborate together.

Google Educator Group West Jakarta is the First GEG in Indonesia which I’ve been leading together with my friends since 2014. You could get information what we’ve been doing here: gg.gg/gegwj.

I would like to invite you to be part of our online community to get the most updated information for Google Certification for Educators & Google Suites for Education :

bit.ly/GEGWestJakarta

Good luck on your journey to be Google Certified Educator !

Get ready to learn, share, inspire, and empower each other! 

If you’re interested to organize study group and need more information and support,  please feel free contact me at steven.sutantro@gmail.com / here’s my number 082112909027

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