Google Certified Trainers are educational professionals who help teachers redefine the teaching-learning process by incorporating technology into their classrooms. The G Suite for Education is transforming classrooms across the globe. As a Google Certified Trainer, you can help teachers learn how to use Google tools meaningfully in the classroom, provide support to those less familiar with its powerful suite and prepare students for future.
Becoming a Google Certified Trainer is an effort to create a community of Google-savvy educators.
To read about levels 1 and 2 click here. In three easy steps you can be the next Google Certified Trainer.
So is the process worth it? Let’s take a look at ten reasons to become a Google Certified Trainer.
- Gain Recognition
On successful completion of the course and the exam, you will get a certificate and a trainer badge which allows you to join an enthusiastic team of Google tech-savvy digital leaders just like yourself to share ideas and resources.
- Earn Extra
The Google Certified Trainer enables educators to lead training workshops for other teachers on behalf of Google, either in their district or at conferences. On becoming a Google Certified Trainer you can supplement your income by conducting coaching classes, seminars or workshops as per your convenience for teachers who would want to become or are thinking of becoming a Google Certified Educator. You will also gain access to a shared folder of resources from Google and all of the other Google Certified Trainers. No need to reinvent the wheel every time you create a training or workshop
- Exclusive Product Launch
Achieving this level of success does come with its perks. A Google Certified Trainer gets invited to have the first look at all the latest technological advances in the field of education and technology. After which he/she can implement these powerful tools in their very own classroom and teach other educators to do so too.
- Become A Tech Leader
We all know the rate at which technology advances. As a Google Certified Trainer you will lead the way as you stay updated with all the latest happenings in education technology. Thereby under your coaching and guidance you will empower other educators to explore and enhance their teaching-learning process.
- Paper-free Classroom
With the switch to an online platform for learning, many trainers and educators can save reams of paper. This is especially important when we talk about climate change. Through the education tools that are available online, learning is just as fun and easy to execute.
- Professional Growth and Lifelong Learning
The Google Certified Trainer course aids in lifelong learning and it makes a person professionally equipped to face any changes that occur in the field of education and technology. As a Trainer, you’ll continue to deepen your skills and knowledge, progressing to more advanced technology integration in the classroom.
- Indirectly Contribute to Students’ Learning
A Trainer’s job is to teach and equip an educator of the different ways they can incorporate technology in their teaching-learning process in order to make learning interactive, engaging and effective. Thereby indirectly contributing to each child’s learning.
- Build Confidence With Google Tools
A Google Certified Trainer has the power and the ability to help educators worldwide to build their confidence in using Google for Education tools. Thus impacting and creating a change in the way lessons are delivered.
- Career Switch
If you feel like you are stuck in your job and there is no challenge, you can now think of switching your career! A Google Certified Trainer has opportunities to present across the country and beyond.
According to a survey conducted in the United States of America, depending on the experience, a typical Google Certified Trainer can earn annually and monthly as mentioned below.
- Visibility in Google for Education Directory:
This means that schools and organizations can find you and seek you out to deliver training.
So here’s your chance to inspire creativity and help students become more responsible digital citizens. And once you know better, you’ll be able to pass that knowledge along to your colleagues and improve learning school-wide.
Author: This article is written by Elrica Menezes for Tech for Educators blog. She is a Google Certified Educator and teaches at Jamnabai Narsee International School, Mumbai.