Teaching with Google G Suite for Education
A competency-based learning program that helps teachers incorporate Google’s G Suite for Education tools into their instruction and prepares them to become Google Certified Educators.
More than half of K-12 schools have “Gone Google.” Through a collaboration between Google for Education and BloomBoard, schools and districts can now bring a competency-based professional development program designed to help educators demonstrate mastery of the use of Google’s G Suite for Education tools to improve teacher efficiency and student learning. This program consists of four micro-credentials to prepare educators to pass the Google Level 1 assessment to become a Google Certified Educator.
Micro-credentials in this Program
Communicating Expectations with Students and Stakeholders
The educator implements an assignment that incorporates both educator and student-centered peer feedback to improve student outcomes, using G Suite tools to facilitate the feedback process.
Engage Student Learning Through a Group Project
The educator develops and implements an assignment to engage students in a collaborative learning project using G Suite tools.
Improve Student Understanding with Feedback
The educator communicates clear expectations around rules of conduct, performance, a project/assignment or other learning objectives with students and other stakeholders, using G Suite tools.
Understand and Share Student Growth
Educator creates an assessment to collect student learning data and shares the results with stakeholders to reflect on growth and determine next steps for instruction, using G Suite tools to facilitate the process.
Why Enroll in the Teaching with G Suite Program?
The Teaching with G Suite micro-credential program provides an opportunity for districts to implement personalized, competency-based professional learning around a core set of teaching skills. BloomBoard programs are designed to engage educators in their own growth via learning by doing, and getting recognition and credit for it. Participants will:
- Gain immediately applicable classroom tactics and functional knowledge for effectively teaching students using G Suite
- Prepare for the Google Educator Level 1 Certification — for educators who have learned the fundamentals of using Google tools in the classroom, the Level 1 certification validates standard technology implementation skills. Earn all four micro-credentials in the G Suite stack to prepare to pass the Google L1 assessment to become a Google Certified Educator.
- Cultivate the capacities of a modern tech-enabled teacher and professional learner including the skills to self-assess, self-motivate and create individual professional learning paths and networks
- Demonstrate competence via a micro-credential that will be awarded upon successful completion of the program. Optional graduate credit is available.
Bring this Program to Your District
Issued by Google for Education
The G Suite micro-credential stack is issued by Google for Education. G Suite (formerly Google Apps) for Education has over 70 million users worldwide using the free suite of communication and collaboration tools — including Gmail, Classroom, Docs and Drive – for learning anywhere, anytime, on any device.
Why Micro-credentials Matters
Each micro-credential earned signifies that an educator has met the profession’s highest standards for demonstrated practice of a specific competency. Together, with our state, district, and training development partners, we are advancing the next generation of professional learning while bringing cohesion, transparency, and professionalism to the profession.
What’s in a Micro-credential
A micro-credential is a form of micro-certification earned by demonstrating competency in one specific skill at a time, via a portfolio of evidence, created through classroom practice.
Micro-credentials on BloomBoard follow the ADDIE instructional design framework. Each micro-credential is based on a robust, standardized blueprint, grounded in instructional design best practices.