Help your teachers improve their instruction and get certified!
In 2009 I attended the Google Teacher Academy in Boulder, Colorado. This was one of the most impactful events of my career.
In 2014 I created the Google Certification Academy to provide educators with a similar opportunity.
The GCA is a comprehensive program that covers the instructional use for all of the core services included with Google Workspace for Education.
Since 2014 more than 2,000 educators have attended the Google Certification Academy and it continues to be one of the most impactful and important programs that I have designed.
“Thanks so much for such a great training! I really enjoyed learning from you. I took the level one test this weekend and passed! Your skills checklist was BEYOND helpful.” Ms. Sara Qureshi, 2nd Grade Teacher, Fairview South School, Skokie, IL
“Thank you so much for a fantastic two days of Google lessons! With your guidance and resources, I was able to pass both the level 1 and level 2 certification exams.” Elizabeth Pratt – Cleveland, Ohio
Build your district’s internal technology capacity with more Google Certified Educators on staff.
The GCA will prepare teachers to pass the Level 1 or Level 2 Google Educator exam. While all teachers can improve their ability to use technology in the classroom, getting certified may not be the right fit for every teacher.
Teachers who earn their Google certification can provide support and inspiration to other staff members, adding an additional layer of support above and beyond your IT department and instructional coaches.
Based on your district’s current use of Google Workspace for education and your district goals we will help you set realistic expectations for this professional development experience.
We guarantee that every teacher will walk out of this training with actionable insights they can use with their students right away.
Send your top teachers to the Google Certification Academy
The GCA is offered as a 7-session virtual event several times throughout the year.
This is NOT an online course. Your teachers will work directly with me to prepare for their L1 and L2 exams.
Register your teachers for an upcoming GCA!
Bring the Google Certification Academy to your district
Bringing the Google Certification Academy (GCA) to your district is a powerful way to invest in your teaching staff and deepen their use of Google Workspace Education and Chromebooks.
As a host, you pick the best date and format for your teachers. You customize the agenda to fit your district goals. You get the exact experience you need!
- Choose the date(s) that works best for your district
- Pick the format: in-person or virtual, we can accommodate your needs!
- No minimum or maximum enrollment requirement
- Flat rate fee…no surprises!
- Utilize state and federal grant funding
- Customize the schedule and agenda to fit your needs
- Focused training directly tied to your district’s instructional goals
Bring the GCA to your district!
These districts have experienced tremendous professional growth by offering the GCA to their teaching staff:
“All of our teachers and administrators to successfully passed Levels I & II of the Google Certification Exams. Our team has improved our internal department and organizational efficiencies and collaboration from participating in the Google Certification Academy.” Kristin M. Flynn, Executive Director of Student Learning Services, Michigan Virtual University
“I had a great time at the Google Certification Academy. John was excellent at explaining what to do and how to work with Google apps. Thanks so much!” Mark Schallhorn, principal, Bethlehem Lutheran School
“John did a fantastic job…everyone said they found each session incredibly valuable. The team is stronger after the GCA with John, and everyone is excited about being able to use our tools to make us more effective at our jobs.” Jamie DeWitt, Principal, NexTech High School of Lansing
“Thanks for your leadership and teaching here in Fort Wayne! My wife, Mindy, and I both benefited from the course and learned a lot. We took the exam on Tuesday and we both passed!” Tim Walz, Principal, St. John Lutheran School