Hosting the Google Certification Academy is a tremendous opportunity for districts that have adopted Google Apps for Education or Chromebooks. The GCA is a train-the-trainer model which helps districts build internal technology support by increasing the number of Google Certified Educators within the district.
All Google Certification Academies are locally hosted. As a host, you will be able to bring a high quality professional development event to your school for a fraction of the cost of a traditional event!
Host districts get to pick the date of the academy and will receive a minimum of 3 FREE registrations (additional free registrations will be added based on final enrollment).
Interested? Complete the GCA host application to request a GCA at your district!
Choose two consecutive days for the Academy
Email John Sowash (firstname.lastname@example.org) requested dates
Confirm facilities availability on selected dates.
Review and sign provided event contract
Apply for Continuing Education credits, if desired. Session outlines, bios, and other required documentation will be provided as needed.
13 credits are typically awarded for the Certification Academy.
The host school receives the first opportunity to enroll their staff.
The first three registrations are FREE! Additional free registrations available based on final attendance.
Promotional material will be provided
Leverage social media
Staff email distributions
Connect with nearby school districts
Plan snacks / lunch
Prepare classroom (WiFi, LCD Projector)
Coordinate final details with instructor
Experience in an excellent conference with your peers and others interested in Google Education