Micro-credential Program

Effective Communication Using Google G Suite

A competency-based learning program that helps teachers incorporate Google’s G Suite tools to communicate clear expectations around rules of conduct, performance, a project/assignment or other learning objectives with students and other stakeholders.

Register Your Teachers

Time

6 Weeks
Starting Early October

Method

Online Facilitated Cross-district Cohort

Micro-credential Issuer

Google for Education

More than half of K-12 schools have “Gone Google.” Through a collaboration between Google for Education and BloomBoard, teachers can now participate in competency-based professional development around G Suite for Education. This facilitated cohort is focused on earning the Effective Communication with Students and Stakeholders Using G Suite micro-credential. It is one of four micro-credentials in the G Suite stack to prepare educators to pass the Google Level 1 assessment to become a Google Certified Educator. The full G Suite stack includes:

Effective Communication with Students and Stakeholders Using G Suite

Engage Student Learning Through a Group Project Using G Suite

Improve Student Understanding with Feedback Using G Suite

Measure, Understand, and Share Student Growth Using G Suite

Learn by Doing

After reviewing curated resources on communicating expectations clearly, participants will engage in online facilitated discussions to support learning goals and provide feedback on the recommended activities that utilize G Suite — specifically Gmail, Groups, and Sites — in order to demonstrate competence.

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 Enroll in the Effective Communications Using G Suite Program?

This cohort provides a unique opportunity for educators looking for personalized professional development with the option to learn with and from colleagues throughout the United States. Participants will:

  • Gain immediately applicable classroom tactics and functional knowledge for communicating with students, parents, and colleagues 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.

Packages and Pricing

Registration closes on September 3o, 2017.
Reserve space for your district teachers today — you can select and change specific program participants until 10 days prior to the start of the program.

2 Educators

$ 250

Add an Administrator for $100Reserve

Up to 5 Educators

$ 500

Plus 1 Free Administrator Seat*Reserve

Up to 10 Educators"Most Popular"

$ 1,000

Plus 2 Free Administrator Seats*Reserve

10+ Educators

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Plus Free Administrator Seats*Reserve

* As a bonus, an administrator from your district will be eligible to enroll in our separate administrator-focused micro-credential program, Cultivating a Growth Mindset, free of charge when a district signs up for the Up To 5 Educators package — sign up for the Up To 10 Educators package and you can enroll two administrators into this program.

Facilitated Cross-district Cohorts

Learning together in a group promotes collaboration and accountability. To enable this, learning programs offered through BloomBoard are structured into cohorts and typically include educators of all experience levels who are focused on achieving a specific learning goal. BloomBoard supports learning cohorts of all sizes and will provide pacing guidelines to ensure all educators meet their learning goal by the target completion date.

Program Facilitator | Allison Powell

Allison Powell is a Senior Learning Strategist at BloomBoard and has helped thousands of educators earn their micro-credentials. She will ensure educators are effectively utilizing the BloomBoard platform and successfully complete their micro-credential. She will play an instrumental role in fostering collaboration, providing guidance and relevant learning resources, and conducting individual check-ins with each educator to ensure progress.

Allison has been a teacher, school administrator, district administrator and coordinator in the Clark County School District in Las Vegas, NV. Most of her career was spent in online and blended schools and helping them get started. For 10 years she was the Vice President of iNACOL which helped schools, districts, states, and countries get started with online, blended, and competency-based learning.

I can't begin to convey my excitement with how teaching growth mindset to my students has transformed my classes.

The links, additional resources and shared information from the other participants was the most valuable part of the whole experience. It is a true professional learning community.

I've learned so much and will continue to use what I've learned and share with colleagues. Thank you for this opportunity!

Pre-register Your District

Pre-register Your District

What Are Micro-credentials?

Micro-credentials are modular, competency-based credentials for professional learning that recognize demonstrated mastery of skills and prior knowledge. Micro-credentials are:

  • Competency-based – Educators focus on a discrete skill.
  • Research-backed – Each micro-credential focuses on effective teaching practices that have been validated through published research.
  • On-demand – Educators can earn micro-credentials on their own time.
  • Personalized – Educators can select the micro-credentials they wish to earn based on their needs or instructional goals.
  • Shareable – Educators can display their digital badge on their resume, blog, or LinkedIn.

How Micro-credentials Work

Each micro-credential goes through an approval process with Digital Promise, the thought leaders in competency-based education. To guide the development of micro-credentials, Digital Promise has designed a framework to ensure that each micro-credential:

  • Focuses on a single competency
  • Has a key method that is backed by research
  • Requires the submission of evidence
  • Includes a rubric or scoring guide

Incentives for Educators

After earning this Growth Mindset micro-credential, teachers will have demonstrated competency in using growth-oriented feedback and language to reinforce a focus on student growth. Additionally they can:

  • Apply the micro-credential toward relicensure, recertification and continuing education requirements (CEUs)
  • Earn non-degree bearing graduate-level credit
  • Display and share their earned micro-credential badge

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What is BloomBoard

BloomBoard is the professional learning platform that is changing the way educators grow and learn by facilitating a shift toward ‘learning by doing’ using micro-credentials. Our competency-based professional learning programs provide state and district leaders with an effective way to offer educators personalized learning opportunities specific to their growth goals and recognize them (both formally and informally) for the skills they’ve demonstrated in the classroom.

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