- Free, one-year TCEA membership for each participant ($49 value)
- TCEA digital badge
- TCEA certificate sent via email upon course completion
Why Learn with TCEA?
- Our courses are streamlined for efficient and lasting learning.
- We include videos that provide walkthroughs for specific components and eliminate “information overload.”
- We offer suggestions and curate resources 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 Classroom course 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. At that point, you may choose to register for TCEA Google Educator Level 1 and/or 2 certification courses.
|Module 1||Setting Up Your Virtual Classroom||Your virtual classroom space in G Suite for Education has much to offer. How familiar are you with setting up a Google Classroom and navigating this online space? In this module, we'll explore setting up Google Classroom, creating topics to organize your course, posting announcements, and getting students into Google Drive. Other critical areas will also be addressed.|
|Module 2||Managing Assignments, Announcements, and the Stream||Need to know how to create and schedule assignments? How do you schedule assignments to appear or allow students to unsubmit their work? You will learn how to save an assignment as a draft, schedule an assignment, adapt assignments from another class, and manage email notifications.|
|Module 3||Grading and Assessment||Do you know how to grade and assess students in a virtual environment? In this module, we'll explore Google Classroom's built-in tools (including rubrics), ways for you to provide feedback on student work they turn in, private comments, and more. We'll also check out some web-based assessment tools that work well with Google Classroom.|
|Module 4||Google Meet||Need a quick way to organize synchronous discussions with students? Google Meet has been upgraded and made available. Chances are, you've already used Google Meet for several virtual conversations.|
|Module 5||Stay Current with Google Classroom||This component offers links to additional resources outside of the course, including books, blogs, and videos.|
Frequently Asked Questions
1. How is this course different from what I can find on the web?
Finding and sorting through all the Google content on the web can be daunting. Where do you start? At a nominal cost, the course organizes your learning experience into several modules. It also presents additional resources and tools that enhance the Google Classroom and Google Meet experiences.
2. Does this course lead to a Google certification?
Completion of this course provides you with 12 hours of CPE credit, as well as a TCEA Digital badge and certificate for Google Classroom. Google does not offer a certification for Google Classroom.
3. What do I need to know before I take this course?
You would do well to be familiar with G Suite EDU tools. One way to prepare for that is by completing the Google Educator Level 1 certification offered through TCEA. That way, you have some background knowledge. You do not, however, need to be an expert at Google Classroom if you are starting with Google Classroom course.
4. How long does it take to get my digital badge and certificate from TCEA?
Upon finishing the final module of the course, you will be asked to submit a form indicating completion. From the point TCEA staff receive the form, it may take up to 48 hours to process your request.
5. Are bulk registration discounts available?
Yes, bulk registration discounts are available. The discount is $10/discount per bundle for 10 or more registrants.