Google Certified Trainer (GCT) Certification
Required Modules: 5
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The purpose of this program is to assist educators in earning their Google Certified Trainer (GCT) certification. Participants who successfully complete the certification requirements will earn the TCEA Certified Educator, Google Certified Trainer Certification. They will also be prepared to pursue the Google Certified Trainer (GCT) Certification via Google (that cost, if any, is not included).
Why Train with TCEA?
- Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
- We include training simulations that replicate the scenarios you will experience on the exam and present detailed information about what you will need to prepare for your GCT application.
- We also offer ideas and techniques based on years of experience in professional development, integrating educator feedback to always meet the needs of course participants.
Self-Paced Online Course
The Google Certified Trainer (GCT) Certification is a self-paced, online program. Participants can begin anytime and go at their own speed throughout the program.
Upon enrollment, you will receive a program invitation email from TCEA’s learning management system (Instructure’s Canvas) that will give you access to the self-paced course. Within the course, you will find modules that must be moved through in sequential order. The modules can be found below.
Upon successful completion of all modules, you will receive TCEA’s custom digital badge and certificate. Instructions are provided in the course as to how to proceed.
If you have any questions or need further information, please email Jenny Houston at [email protected].
|Module 1||Adult Learning and Google||As an adult learning coach and trainer, you are expected to know how to facilitate professional development. In this module, you'll explore G Suite EDU-based options for this, including strategies to assist reluctant adult learners. You will also learn how to assess the impact of effective professional development.|
|Module 2||Security and Privacy||In this module, you will reacquaint yourself with privacy laws. You will learn about how single sign-on service in Google apps works, as well as describe Google's policy for protecting student data. You will also gain a deeper understanding of how Google secures your information via automated scanning and auto-whitelisting of email projects and its virus/spam protection.|
|Module 3||Tool Dexterity||Do you know the core tools within G Suite for Education? You will learn more about Google's mission, how to identify system requirements for using Google, how to work with Chromebooks, and a host of other important understandings for Google Certified Trainers.|
|Module 4||Admin Console||In this module, you'll learn about additional Google Services, how to enable two-step authentication, and a variety of other topics. Some of those topics include using G Suite EDU to support communication, where to locate assistance in the Google Product Forum, and how to organize staff into organizational units (OUs).|
|Module 5||Portfolio Development and More||The GCT application process is more than an exam. It is a process whereby you create a three-minute video about yourself, share what G Suite EDU professional learning sessions you have facilitated, and put together a Google Tools Case Study. This module revisits some key concepts and offers suggestions for how to navigate this portion of the process.|