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HfL employees awarded Google for Education Certified Trainer status

Two Herts for Learning employees have officially become certified trainers with Google for Education, after successfully completing the certification earlier this year.

Chris Carter, eDevelopments Adviser, and James Cook, Technical Architect, were selected as Google for Education Certified Trainers last term, after completing a path of exams and assessments.

The two started their journey back in the summer, by passing the Google Certified Educator Level 1 exam, before shortly completing Level 2 in the autumn. They then went on to apply to become trainers, which involved a written statement and case study, a further exam and making a short video to prove that they could effectively demonstrate how to use a particular Google tool. The two finally received confirmation of their success at the end of January.

It has been quite an intense journey because we completed it in a relatively short period of time, but it is one that has been very beneficial. With Google G-Suite for Education constantly developing and many schools in Hertfordshire realising the potential benefits it has, it was important to me to complete this, so I can support and train our schools,” explained Chris.

It has helped me a lot and I am pleased to have completed this. I am keen to work with many schools in the future to highlight the many uses it has in everyday teaching, in both primary and secondary schools.”

Talking about the achievement, James said: “Being accredited Google for Education Certified Trainer is a great accomplishment for myself and the ICT Services team, who have been offering Google services to education institutes for two years.

When offering technical services, it is important for us to understand both the technical capabilities and how the delivery of new technologies can be achieved by teachers in the classroom.”

To find out more about the features of G-Suite with Chromebooks and how this solution can work for your school, please contact Shahid Sahil:

Alternatively, visit HfL’s blog post, written by HfL’s Computing and eDevelopments Adviser, Chris Carter:

Chris will be delivering a training session on 12th June, for those who are new to Google’s G-Suite for Education services and wish to have hands-on experience of using the tools for teaching and learning:

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