Google Certified Educator

  • Google Certified Educator

    for JLSD teachers


    "Jackson Local Schools will be a technologically transformed educational community that personalizes learning and empowers all to achieve."

    --Mission Statement, Tech Advocate Committee

    Visit the Tech Advocate website to find out how JLSD got here and where we're headed.



    "So...tell me about becoming a Google Certified Educator..."


    What am I committing to?

    Read about the modules, quizzes, and final exam here
    Note: this info is only for Level 1.
    Who can help me if I need it?

    Google Certification PLCs are beginning in each elementary building. These PLCs are meant to support you in using Google tools and in your journey to becoming a Google Certified Educator. Contact Lori (LCE), Kerri Benson (AMH), Jordan (SAU), or Sarah (STR) for more information and dates.


    How do I get started with training?


    Go to 
    and as you work through the modules, your progress will be saved.

    There are two Google Classrooms set up to support you as you train: 
    1. The district-wide Google Classroom entitled "Google Certified Educator" - Join code mghbbox
    2. The elementary Google Classroom "PLC Support for Google Certification" - Join code iq8tr2v


    What if I need more training?


    Here's an awesome Google Certified Educator Level 1 checklist from Eric Curts. It tells you what skills you need to know in order to pass the exam.

    Here are SPARCC Google Resources including tutorials.


    Contact Lori, Jordan, or Sarah directly. We'll schedule one-on-one time with you.


    Do I have to pay for the final exam?

    JLSD will pay for your first attempt at the exam. Email googlecerts@jackson.sparcc.org when you're ready to take it to request your voucher code.

    Does my work on Google Certification count toward LPDC?

    Yes. Classify it as eLearning in the activity type. It is worth 20 contact hours.

    Even if you do not pass the exam, your time still counts as 20 hours of LPDC credit.

    Does my time in the building-level Google Certification PLC count toward LPDC?

     Yes. It counts separately from the 20 hours above. Classify your PLC hours as Committee work in the activity type.